Students are required to submit a research project, as part of the Alpine Level 4 ISTD Qualification or the Snowboard, Telemark, Nordic and Adaptive Level 3 ISIA Qualification.
It will be marked on the following areas:
- Length (3,000 to 4,000 words)
- Quality of print
The subject matter for your project needs to relate to the Snowsport industry, but it also needs to be something that would be useful for your peers to read and should relate in some way to the profession of Snowsport teaching.
If you are in any doubt about the acceptability of your chosen subject matter, please contact the office and we can advise you.
Exceptional projects may be published in the BASI News. Please send your research project via email to email@example.com and it will be passed on to the correct department for marking.
BASI reserves the right to reproduce any submitted projects for the purpose of publication, research, (copyright remains that of the author).
If possible, it is best to try to submit projects in the Summer rather than Winter.
Written projects submitted for the first time will be assessed free of charge.
The marking of re-submitted written projects will be charged as follows:
- Second attempt £30
- Subsequent attempts £30
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Click here for the Written Project marking sheet
Written Project to be replaced with the PDP
The Written Project will be phased out of the Alpine Level 4 and Level 3 (Snowboard, Adaptive, Nordic and Telemark). The module will be replaced with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP). The PDP has been in development for several years, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
The PDP is a record of your development as a snowsports teacher. Engaging with the PDP will help you be a more successful teacher. The aim of the PDP is to use your teaching practice to think about your role as a snowsports teacher, to think critically about your teaching practice and to use that thinking to demonstrate your learning and development. The PDP process will be illustrated in the format of a written essay.
The PDP will be officially launched by November 2021.
The final date for Written Project submissions is 30th April 2022. Therefore, any members who have started work on their written project will have 12 months to complete and submit to BASI for marking. If you have completed the Written Project, you will not be required to submit the PDP.