UK Advanced Instructor

Modules required for UK Advanced Instructor Qualification:

Course Price: £430
Course Duration: 5 days

Successful students will be able to ski to a competent level, have the knowledge, ability and understanding to safely teach alpine skiing up to and including parallel. Individuals who do not reach the required level may be required to resit part or all of the 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 the UK Advanced Instructor course, they can book onto a 1 day Refresher/Level 1 Re-assessment course.

If a candidate fails the 1 day Re-assessment course twice, they must complete the whole 5 day UK Advanced Instructor course again.  Alternatively candidates can do the Level 1 course again or attend the 10 day Level 2 Instructor course which would give them the Level 2 qualification.

NB: Places for UKAIs and Level 2 Teaching Re-assessments will be limited to a maximum of 4 per group of 10 students.

Holders of the UKAI qualification who fail the Level 2 Re-assessment twice must retake the whole Level 2, 10 day course.

If a candidate passes the UK Advanced Instructor course, they are able to book onto a 5 day Level 2 Re-assessment course which would give them the Level 2 qualification.

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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 slopes using Maxxtracks technology, such as Skiplex or Chel-ski**
  • 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 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.