Adaptive Level 1 Qualification

Modules required for Level 1 Qualification:

Students with an Alpine level 2 Qualification can go straight to the Adaptive Level 2

Please note: In order to receive a licence to instruct, you need to provide BASI with a copy of a criminal record disclosure and upload a passport photograph to your Members Area.

Course Price: £430

This is a 5 day course conducted on artificial slopes or in a mountain environment.

The Level 1 Instructor is the entry level course for students who wish to join the BASI Education System. This qualification is for those wishing to find employment in a non mountain environment i.e. Dry Slopes and Indoor Snow centres.

Successful students will be issued a certification to work only on indoor snow slopes and dry slopes or in a mountain environment for a BASI Approved Ski School, if working under the direct supervision of a L2 or above qualified member (Direct supervision means within sight and hearing distance).  Individuals who do not reach the required level may be required to resit the whole course.

Re-assessment

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 Level 1 course.

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

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

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The Safeguarding Children Module is available through BASI as an online course. This means it can be done in your own time and in the comfort of your own home, and because it's online, the cost of this module is only £25.

You must be logged in to book a safeguarding children module.

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A total of 35 hours minimum of teaching/snowsport school experience is part of the Level 1 Instructor Qualification. These hours need to be completed after attending the Level 1 Instructor Course, any hours completed before attending this course will not be accepted, as we perceive the information you gain from the Level 1 Course will enhance your understanding of BASI philosophies.

Teaching/Snowsport School experience may include any of the following: 

  • Understanding how bookings are taken and how people are selected into different standards 
  • Shadowing experienced Instructors delivering lessons 
  • Hours completed at Skiplex**
  • Understanding how customer satisfaction is assessed and how dissatisfied customers are dealt with
  • Understanding how the Customer satisfaction procedures improve Instructor and administrative practices 
  • Taking part in and understanding in house staff training for Instructors 
  • Understanding how Snowsports Schools maintain Safety standards and maintain their currency of good practise 
  • Understanding the Risk Assessment process that Snowsport Schools and Instructors take 
  • Understanding Accident and First Aid procedures including accident reporting 

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 the Skiplex slope 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 the BASI Office 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 level of qualification with BASI, a copy of a first aid certificate needs to be provided to the BASI Office.

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 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.

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