Ski Level 1 Course

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Throughout each of the 4 days of the course the Trainer will monitor your participation and performance. They will provide frequent, ongoing information to each student on their strengths, areas for change and how to make these changes. During the course the Trainer and student formulate an ongoing action plan based on the student’s participation. During the course the Trainer is assessing your competence to teach beginners & intermediates as an Instructor in the controlled environments of dry slopes/indoor snow slopes. The written action plan provided by the Trainer at the end of the course aims to give students an agreed (between the Trainer and student) account of what students need to do to improve their own performance and develop as a ski Instructor.

Technical Assessment Criteria

Central Theme

  • Perform all phases of the Central Theme
  • Clearly show definition between each phase of the Central Theme
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture, balance and movements

Piste Short

  • Perform round parallel turns on a blue or easy red piste without traverse
  • Use a variety of corridor widths
  • Show the ability to maintain a constant speed
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture, balance and movements

Piste Long

  • Cleanly carve the last two thirds of the turn on a green or easy blue piste without traverse
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture, balance and movements

Freestyle

  • Ski switch safely on a green run or easy blue, showing parallel skis in the traverse and smooth transitions 
  • Understand how to adjust basic posture, balance and movement as required to achieve desired outcome
  • Ski consistently at safe speeds in beginner freestyle terrain

Teaching Assessment Criteria

Safety

  • Maintain the safety of the group, and other slope users, at all times

Delivery

  • Ensure the session is enjoyable and delivered in an engaging manner

Understanding

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver a session within the Central Theme, visiting each stage of TIED

Professionalism Assessment Criteria

As a BASI member, BASI expects you to demonstrate a high level of professionalism throughout the course including:

Safety

  • Adhere to the Ski-Way Code and all of the FIS regulations

Preparation

  • Complete the pre-course online learning via BASI Study and attend course with appropriate clothing and equipment

Communication

  • Demonstrate respectful and inclusive communication and behavior to others including Trainer, peers and those out with the course

Attitude

  • Show a positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Feedback

  • Be open to change and feedback from both the Trainer and peers

Punctuality

  • Turn up on time for all meeting points

If the student is significantly late, the trainer will give a formal warning after the second occasion. If the student is late again with no excuse, this time keeping is deemed unacceptable by BASI and may result in the student failing the course. 

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The Child Protection/Safeguarding Children online course is included in your Level 1 course fee. This means it can be done in your own time and in the comfort of your own home.

Once we register you with the learning provider (eLearning At Work), you will receive an email providing you with details how to gain access to the Child Protection/Safeguarding Children course.
 

A further 35 hours minimum of shadowing/teaching experience is required as part of the Level 2 Instructor Qualification. These hours need to be completed after the Level 1 qualification and before attending the Level 2 Instructor Course. They must be submitted to the BASI office 5 days prior to commencing the Level 2 Instructor Course. Ideally these hours should be teaching on a dry slope or indoor slope or shadowing an instructor in a snowsport school in Europe.

If all signed hours are not received at the BASI Office FIVE days prior to commencement of the course, then you will not be eligible to attend the course and there will be no refund. It is your responsibility to organise this in a timely manner.

Students should provide a breakdown in writing of what they have covered during their Snowsport School experience, this should be on headed Snowsport School paper and be signed by the Snowsport School supervisor. 

For a BASI Log Sheet Click Here

** Due to the nature of these slopes the instructor should always be mindful of how their lesson could be given on a dry slope or indoor snow slope where there are more slope users and a change of terrain (angle and underfoot conditions). Clients should be given instruction in accordance with the FIS code, particularly with regards to safety.

Members who wish to receive a licence to instruct must provide BASI with a copy of a current first aid certificate.

Please note: It is each member’s responsibility to ensure that they maintain a valid first aid certificate that is suitable for the country and snowsports school or slope where they work but at the very least meets BASI’s requirements.

In order to achieve your first qualification with BASI, a copy of a first aid certificate needs to be provided to BASI.

BASI's requirements for first aid are to complete a course minimum of 12 hours / 2 days duration

BASI do not provide a list of First Aid Course providers.  We will accept certificates from any course provider you choose so long as they meet the minimum duration requirements.

Members must update their first aid by the expiry date on their current first aid certificate and in any event not more than 3 years after their date of attendance on their last first aid course. An updated version of our First Aid Exemption Policy can be found here.

This ensures all Members have received current, relevant first aid training enabling a positive and confident approach to any casualty. This solid grounding in first aid compliments their qualifications both on and off the mountain.

This ensures all Members have received current, relevant first aid training enabling a positive and confident approach to any casualty. This solid grounding in first aid compliments their qualifications both on and off the mountain.