Alpine level 2 Qualification

Modules required for Level 2 Qualification:

Optional Modules:

Alpine Level 2 Course

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Throughout each of the 10 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 within marked and open runs and within the structure of a ski school. 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 performance and develop as a ski Instructor.

Technical Assessment Criteria

Central Theme

  • Perform all phases of CT on terrain appropriate to clients needs.

Piste Long

  • ​Perform cleanly carved turns on a blue piste.
  • Show a variety of turn radii.
  • Use effective posture and balance. 

Piste Short

  • Perform grippy, (from the fall line), round, symmetrical, short turns in various corridors on a blue or easy red piste.
  • Show the ability to maintain a constant speed.
  • Use effective posture and balance.

Variable

  • Perform rounded, linked turns in a variety of conditions on a blue or red steepness slope.
  • Show a variety of turn radii
  • Use effective posture and balance.
  • You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer. 

Steep

  • Perform linked turns on a steep red or black piste.
  • Show the ability to control speed safely.
  • Use effective posture and balance.
  • You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer.

Bumps

  • Perform continuous linked, skidded turns in easy bumps
  • Show the ability to stay in a narrow corridor
  • Maintain a constant speed.
  • Use effective posture and balance.
  • You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer

Teaching Assessment Criteria

Understanding the Central Theme

  • Describe the Central Theme in relation to the fundamental elements without reference to written material.

Understanding beyond the Central Theme

  • Show a workable understanding of how the fundamental elements link to the strands.

Performance Analysis - The Central Theme

  • Identify and evaluate major faults and provide effective solutions in all strands.
  • Develop a workable understanding of how the performance threads effect the development of the learner.

Performance Analysis - Beyond the Central Theme

  • Recognise major faults and help provide effective solutions in all strands.
  • Develop a workable understanding of how the performance threads may affect the development of the learner.

Understanding Learning

  • Show a workable understanding of the TIED model and begin to use it.
  • Show s workable understanding of the skill acquisition model and an awareness of the implications for teachers and students of the different phases of learning.
  • Show a workable understanding of the teaching styles pre-discovery threshold and how they link to the phases of learning.
  • Be aware of the teaching styles beyond the discovery threshold.
  • show a workable understanding of goal setting and the relevance to snowsport teaching.

Delivery

Enjoyment

  • Ensure that the principle of 'maximum class activity' is employed during teaching sessions
  • Sessions should result with a sense of achievement for the learners
  • Show workable understanding of the individual learners that results in all group members enjoying the session.

Communication

  • Be clear, concise and audible with your Instructors
  • Ensure that your message relates to the goals of your session.
  • Use different ways of communicating to attend to different types of learner (VAK).
  • Listen to your leaners and begin to respond appropriately.

Feedback

  • Deliver feedback in a supportive, positive way
  • Deliver feedback that is directly related to the task
  • Help learners develop their awareness of intrinsic feedback as well as using extrinsic feedback.
  • Show an understanding of how the TIED model provides a feedback loop.

Achieving the Goals

  • Show the ability to build the team
  • Establish appropriate group goals and deliver sessions that help achieve these objectives

Structure and content​

  • Tailor the session to the needs of the individuals in the group
  • Deliver planned sessions that flow from introduction through to conclusion
  • Show some flexibility in adapting the lesson plan during the session.

Reviewing

  • Show the ability to summarise, ask basic questions and conclude during delivery of own lessons.

Safety

Principles

  • Show a comprehensive understanding of the Ski-way Code and of the FIS regulation

People

  • Demonstrate safe group management and injury prevention procedure
  • Show an effective understanding of an emergency procedure.

Equipment/Lifts

  • Show a comprehensive understand of how to keep group members safe in relation to equipment and lifts

Mountain Environment

  • Show a comprehensive understanding of how to keep group members safe in relation to the mountain environment

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35 hours Snowsport School Experience

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.

Alpine Level 2 Performance Training

Course Price: £435
This is an optional 5 day training module designed to help you improve your technical standard prior to attending the Alpine Level 2 Instructor course or Alpine Level 2 Re-assessment course, thus improving your chance of success.

Students booking the Alpine Level 2 Performance Training course at the same time as either the Alpine Level 2 course or the Alpine Level 2 re-assessment running in the same resort the following week, will receive a discount of £50 off the Alpine Level 2 Performance Training.

Please contact the office to make your bookings and to get the discounted price.

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Alpine Level 2 Re-assessment

Course Price: £435
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.

If a candidate fails both the Teaching and the Technical elements of the course, they must retake the whole 10 day Level 2 course.

If a candidate fails either the Teaching or Technical element of the course, they can book onto a 5 day Level 2 Re-assessment course.

If a candidate fails the 5 day Re-assessment course twice, they must complete the whole 10 day Level 2 course again.

Any candidate who needs to take a 1 week re-assessment is not allowed to book onto 1 week of the 10 day course but must book onto the 5 day re-assessment course.

NB: If you would like some additional training before attending the Level 2 Re-assessment, there is an optional, 5 day Training course (Alpine Level 2 Performance Training). Students booking the Alpine Level 2 Performance Training course at the same time as the Alpine Level 2 or the Alpine Level 2 re-assessment course running in the same resort the following week, will receive a discount of £50 off the Alpine Level 2 Performance Training. Please contact the office to make your bookings and to get the discounted price.

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