9 WEEK SKI

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Be Part Of Something Special

Our 10 Week Instructor course covers all the modules to equip you for the role of a ski instructor whilst having the added bonus of improving your technical skills greatly.

We Are Ready For 2021/22

Switzerland was one of the only places to stay open during the sizeable disruption caused by Covid. We are confident in Swiss resorts staying open and already have bookings for courses next winter.

Why PDS Snowsport?

Our Team is Elite. We have BASI Trainers, Ex Eurotest openers, Ex National Team Members for both BASI and Great Britain. We’ve trained some of the people that deliver the training on other Gap Programs.

Our 9 week ski instructor course is suitable for anyone looking to become an employable instructor within 10 weeks. As PDS Snowsport is a Ski School we have job opportunities for successful candidates at the end of the course. 

With a team that is experienced in training instructors at all levels we have links in the ski industry all over the world and are happy to help you find the right job at the end of the course.

Set up by our very own BASI Trainers James Bennett and Craig Robinson in 2009, PDS (formally JJC) have been delivering training and courses for many winter seasons and have represented BASI at events such as the international ski instructor congress called Interski.

If you are on a gap year, sabbatical or just looking to re-skill our sole mission is to “best equip you with the skills you need to succeed”.

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

Where?

Courses available in the UK and on Snow.

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.

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 hold a valid license as an instructor you will need to hold a valid First Aid Certificate. For snowsports this is a 16 hour, 2 day Outdoor First Aid (RQF).

This course is designed to give people working in an outdoor environment an Ofqual certified qualification. The course is recognised by outdoor associations across the UK. We use our in house First Aid Trainers that are also instructors for more info check out the link below.

FIRST AID EVENTS

Prices

We want to give you some options when it comes to accommodation so we have priced the Training, Exams and Accomodation separately.

TECHNICAL TRAINING

COST: £2200

BASI Courses

COST: £TBC

Accommodation 

COST: £TBC

ACCOMODATION

Want to sort out your own accomodation? No Problem! Want us to help you find a studio to save some £££? No Problem! Want an all inclusive option including food and board? Also No Problem!

Options Coming Soon

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If you have any questions about any of our courses or camps, please fill out form and we’ll be happy to advise.

    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!

    Craig and James have managed to make this huge step achievable.

    testimonial skierLloyd Wiltshire

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

    testimonial skierStuart Little

    Twenty years trying to get a Level 4 tech. These guys got me there in two.

    testimonial skierMike Agutter