Course price: £435
NB - Lift Pass for each venue needs to be purchased in advance separately

This is a 4 day training and assessment course, with online learning pre-requisites. 

The Snowboard Level 1 Instructor is the entry level course for students who wish to join the BASI Education System. This qualification is ideal for those wishing to find employment in a UK snowsports centre.

Successful students will be awarded the Level 1 qualification after completion of all other Level 1 modules. 

Level 1 qualified instructors may work within a controlled environment in a UK snowsports centre or in a mountain environment within a recognised snowsports school, under the direct supervision of a BASI L2 qualified instructor (equivalent or higher).

 

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Re-assessment

If a candidate fails both the Teaching and the Technical elements of the course, they must retake the whole 4 day Level 1 course.

If a candidate fails the Teaching or Technical element of the course, they can book onto a 1 day L1 Re-assessment course.

If a candidate fails the 1 day Re-assessment course twice, they must complete the whole 4 day Level 1 course again.

Re-assessments must be taken within 2 years of the date of the course failed, otherwise the candidate will be required to pay for and attend the whole course again.

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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. A maximum of 6 of these hours can be completed at slopes using Maxxtracks technology, such as Skiplex or Chel-ski**.

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 as follows:

A minimum of 12 hours / 2 days duration

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.

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