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BASI LEVEL 1/2/3/4

SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Five day courses
Expert coaching team
Over 10 years’ experience
Fees starting from £250 per week

PDS Academy has over 10 years’ experience running ski instructor courses and are now proud to be a BASI business partner. We provide ski instructor courses at all four levels and will help our instructors-in-training progress all the way up the ladder.

The British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) is recognised worldwide as a provider of the highest quality professional snowsport teachers. The BASI qualifications give ski instructors the opportunity to gain employment throughout the world. PDS Academy is a BASI partner and we work closely with BASI to maintain high standards of tuition and coaching.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Level 1 instructor course is the first step on the ladder towards your career as a snowsport instructor. The hard work starts here!

The course is run by our qualified Level 4 trainers some who actually asses the courses. The course will kick-start your training with the basic information and skills needed, to enable you to develop your own performance and the performance of others.

Where?

Courses available in the UK and Morzine/Avoriaz/Les Gets

Price?

Starting from £350 per week for training only.

What should I know in advance?

Before applying for the Level 1 instructor course, you must be able to confidently complete the following:

  • Ski parallel under a variety of conditions
  • Ski parallel on red runs, making rhythmical turns close to the fall line at a steady pace
  • Completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing
What will I learn?

On the Level 1 instructor course you will be coached and assessed on the following disciplines:

  • Your ability to complete technical skills such as the central theme, piste short and piste long
  • Your ability to teach, understand and analyse the central theme
  • Delivery, including communication and providing feedback
  • Safety principles and people management
What will I need?

The Level 1 instructor course is a five day programme completed in either an artificial  environment in the UK or in the mountains. We would strongly suggest you are equipped with the following basic items:

  • Strong, comfortable ski boots
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Water and light snacks
Where can I find further information?

Further information regarding the Level 1 instructor course and other courses available can be found on the official BASI website

The Level 2 instructor course is designed push you to the next level of your instructor training. Putting into practise the invaluable skills you developed at Level 1; you will focus on specific terrain training, advance group management skills and the importance of setting and reviewing goals.

With training run by our qualified Level 4 full certs and trainers who actually asses the course. The course will provide you with the progressive skills to continue your own development and that of others.

Price?

Starting from £350 per week for training only

What should I know in advance?

To be able to apply for the Level 2 instructor course, you must be able to demonstrate you have achieved the following:

  • All skills outlined in the Level 1 course criteria
  • Completed and passed the Level 1 instructor qualification
  • A minimum of 35 hours snowsport school experience – shadowing or teaching
What will I learn?

On the Level 2 instructor course you will be coached and assessed on the following disciplines:

  • Your ability to complete technical skills. This includes the central theme, piste short and piste long with specific focus on variable, steep and bumpy terrain.
  • Your ability to teach, understand and analyse the central theme as well as working beyond the central theme and understanding different learning models.
  • Delivery, including communication and providing feedback. Understanding the importance of achieving goals and final reviews.
  • Safety principles and people management in uncertain circumstances.
What will I need?

The Level 2 instructor course is a ten day programme completed in an outside, mountain environment. We would strongly suggest you are equipped with the following basic items:

  • Strong, comfortable ski boots
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Water and light snacks
Where can I find further information?

Further information regarding the Level 2 instructor course and other courses available can be found on the official BASI website.

The Level 3 ISIA course is not for the faint-hearted, it will test your commitment to your chosen career path. However, completion of this level will allow you the enviable position of working full time within an international snowsports school.

Our qualified coaches understand the work and effort it takes to achieve this qualification and will support you every step of the way.

What is included?

Starting from £350 per week, we include the following in your package:

All training course fees, including:

  •      Five days intensive training towards your tech and teach modules
  •      Video analysis
  •      Fitness program
  •      Ski tuning advise
What should I know in advance?

To be able to apply for the Level 3 ISIA course, you must be able to demonstrate you have achieved the following:

  • All skills outlined in the Level 1 and 2 course criteria
  • Completed and passed the Level 1 and 2 instructor qualification
  • A minimum of 200 hours teaching experience
What will I learn?

On the Level 3 ISIA programme, rather than learning disciplines, you will be coached by our team to pass a number of modules:

  • Alpine Level 3 ISIA teaching course – focus on all aspects of understanding, delivering and safety
  • Alpine Level 3 ISIA technical course – focus on all technical aspects of the central theme
What will I need?

A number of the Level 3 ISIA course modules take place in an outside, glacial environment. We would strongly suggest you are equipped with the following basic items:

  • Strong, comfortable ski boots
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Water and light snacks

For all other Level 3 requirements please check the official BASI website.

Where can I find further information?

Further information regarding the Level 3 ISIA course and other courses available can be found on the official BASI website.

The Level 4 ISTD course is the last step required to complete your qualification. Passing this will allow you to have the snowsports career you have dreamed of, working in either a school or as an independent.   

All our coaches have achieved this level through hard work, determination and perseverance and with the same commitment you will achieve it too! 

What is included?

Starting from £350 per week, we include the following in your package:

All training course fees, including:

  • Five days Level 4 ISTD tech and teaching course
  • Intensive and concentrated training from qualified level 4 coaches
  • Video analysis
  • Ski tuning advise
  • Fitness program
What should I know in advance?

To be able to apply for the Level 4 ISTD course, you must be able to demonstrate you have achieved the following:

  • All skills outlined in the Level 1, 2 and 3 course criteria
  • Completed and passed the Level 1, 2 and 3 instructor qualification
What will I learn?

On the Level 4 ISTD programme, rather than learning disciplines, you will be coached by our team to pass a number of modules:

  • Level 4 ISTD teaching course – focus on all aspects of the central theme and beyond, performance analysis and learning
  • Level 4 ISTD technical course – focus on all technical aspects of the piste and different terrains
What will I need?

A number of the Level 4 ISTD course modules take place in an outside, glacial/mountain environment. We would strongly suggest you are equipped with the following basic items:

  • Strong, comfortable ski boots
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Water and light snacks

For all other Level 4 requirements please check the official BASI website.

Where can I find further information?

Further information regarding the Level 4 ISTD course and other courses available can be found on the official BASI website.

The Level 1/2 instructor course is the first step on the ladder towards your career as a snowsport instructor. The hard work starts here!

The course is run by our qualified fully certified coaches. The course will kick-start your training with the basic information and skills needed, to enable you to develop your own performance and the performance of others.

What is included?

Starting from £8,400 for an 11 week course, we include the following in your package:

  • All training course fees
  • Five days of intensive training from qualified fully certified coaches
  • Assessment to the BASI Level 1/2 criteria
What should I know in advance?

Before applying for the Level 1/2 instructor course, you must be able to confidently complete the following:

  • Ski parallel under a variety of conditions
  • Ski parallel on red runs, making rhythmical turns close to the fall line at a steady pace
  • Completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing
What will I learn?

On the Level 1/2 instructor course you will be coached and assessed on the following disciplines:

  • Your ability to complete technical skills such as the central theme, piste short and piste long
  • Your ability to teach, understand and analyse the central theme
  • Delivery, including communication and providing feedback
  • Safety principles and people management
What will I need?

The instructor course is a five day programme completed in an outside, mountain environment. We would strongly suggest you are equipped with the following basic items:

  • Strong, comfortable ski boots
  • Warm, waterproof jacket
  • Layered clothing
  • Water and light snacks
Where can I find further information?

Further information regarding the Level 1/2 instructor course and other courses available can be found on the official BASI website

COURSE DATES

Gain your BASI Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 on these independent courses. Learn more about what the course includes and standard requirements in the Course Outline section.

BASI LEVEL 2.3.4.
SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE: 17-30 JUNE

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

BASI LEVEL 2.3.4.
SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE

DATE: 17-30 JUNE

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

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PREP WEEK DATES

Our prep weeks are specifically designed to prepare you for a BASI assessment. Taking your skiing to the right level to pass the test with flying colours.

BASI LEVEL 2.
SKI INSTRUCTOR PREP WEEK

DATE: 5-9 MARCH

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

BASI LEVEL 3.
SKI INSTRUCTOR PREP WEEK

DATE: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

BASI LEVEL 3.
SKI INSTRUCTOR PREP WEEK

DATE: 26 JAN – 2 FEB 2018

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

BASI LEVEL 3.
SKI INSTRUCTOR PREP WEEK

DATE: 26 JAN – 2 FEB 2018

WHERE: Morzine

TYPE: Glacier

COST: £250 training only

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If you have any questions about any of our courses or prep weeks or would like to know which would suit your level best, please fill out form and we’ll be happy to advise.

What to expect?

7-8 per group

Full length courses

Unbeatable terrain

Video Analysis

Mock tests

S & C program

Ski Tuning

Psychology sessions

Test Support

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PDS ACADEMY | SKI INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES

With over 10 years of experience coaching people for multiple exams we’ve had a lot of success stories!

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Tech and Eurotest in one season was down to the help from these guys.

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