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BASI Level 1 for Ski Instructors

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BASI Level 1 For Ski Instructors

Level 1

BASI Alpine Level 1 is the entry level certification course for students who wish to join the BASI Education System and to work with novice to early intermediate skiers.

You must possess competent parallel skiing skills to undertake this course.

The course covers:

  • Safeguarding children module
  • First aid certificate
  • Technical and teaching training & assessment module
  • 35 logged hours of ski school experience
  • Understanding how bookings are taken and how people are selected into different standards
  • Shadowing experienced instructors delivering lessons
  • Delivering lessons as per the constraints for the Level 1 Licence
  • Understanding how customer satisfaction is assessed & how dissatisfied customers are dealt with
  • Taking part in and understanding in-house staff training for instructors
  • Understanding how snowsports schools maintain safety standards & maintain their currency of good practice
  • Understanding the risk assessment process that snowsport schools & instructors take
  • Understand accident & first aid procedures including accident reporting

The Exam

The Alpine Level 1 course/exam is a 5-day training and assessment course in which the following subjects are covered and assessed:

  • Skiing safely
  • Planning, conducting & evaluating an instructing session
  • Participating in an accident & emergency activity
  • Knowing and understanding how to improve personal skiing & instructing performance

You will also be expected to have a good understanding of:

  • The central theme & beyond
  • The FIS rules of conduct
  • The principles of ski teaching
  • The structure of snowsport in the UK
  • The roles of snowsport agencies in the UK
  • Marketing & promoting snowsport in the UK
  • Dealing with accidents & emergencies

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified to teach snow park skills up to and including intermediate skill levels.

If you have any questions about any of our courses or qualifications just give us a call on 02380 206977 or email

Read about the next step...BASI Level 2