This course will get you trained and assessed so that you’ll attain a BASI level 2 qualification on completion. The full 8 week course will take you through the BASI system, improving your personal skiing and develop the skills required to become a ski instructor.
During the second week, you will take the BASI level 1 exam and start your journey as a qualified ski instructor. From there, the course focuses on the lead up to the BASI level 2 exam during weeks 7 and 8.
The whole course takes place in Tignes, including the exam elements – conducted by independent examiners from BASI.
If successful on the level 2 qualification, you will become qualified to teach skiing on snow in many different countries.
PRICE FOR THE 8 WEEK COURSE IS £7,750 CONTACT US FOR BESPOKE PROGRAMMES OF LESS WEEKS OR IF YOU ALREADY HAVE BASI LEVEL 1.
Week 1 is all about getting out there and skiing. Building the team, building the skills and understanding the 'fundamentals' of skiing and how to break down the 'movements' and 'skills' of ski technique. All Snoworks instructors and GAP trainers are passionate All-Mountain ski teachers who will give you the skills and knowledge to become fabulous and passionate ski instructors yourselves. On week 1 we also look into the 'Central Theme', which is the BASI progression for teaching beginners, this will put you in a fantastic position for your first level exam.
This week is your first assessment and as a BASI business partner (British Association of Snowsports Instructors). They provide us with the highest quality examiners, who will join us in Tignes to train and assess you as level 1 ski instructors. It is continual assessment throughout the week, thus giving everyone a perfect opportunity to train and learn the necessary skills and knowledge throughout the week. SnoworksGAP trainers will still be on hand to help with your questions and support.
Any students that are unfortunately unsuccessful at BASI level 1 will be given further training on week 3 (instead of ‘race’) and then presented for re-assessment on the Friday in order to be able to continue the remainder of the programme towards and including the level 2 examination. (If this situation were to arise, it will not prevent your chances at full course completion).
Time to step up the speed! Race training is the best way to develop all four of the ‘Performance Threads’ needed for BASI level 2.
‘Technical’ - a full week developing the skills of carving and edge control, perfect for BASI level 2.
‘Psychological’ - increasing your threshold with the buzz of flying past the gates and the progressive increase of speed.
‘Physical’ - our off snow fitness sessions will be nurturing the athlete within you and thus making you a better skier and giving you the competitive edge!
‘Tactical’ - you will gain knowledge about speed and line - the where and when of ski racing
(This is giant slalom for all students, unless Test Technique training has been pre agreed)
Race will be for a half a day (due to it’s physical intensity) with out of gate training and teaching practice for the other half of the day.
By now you will have a fantastic grasp of where your skiing level is, understanding ski techniques and breaking down the ‘Fundamentals’. This week allows us to develop the individual aspects that you need to become a rounded and versatile skier and put you in a fantastic position for the level 2 assessments. We will look at all the ‘Strands’ – bumps, piste performance and variables/off piste.
Also starting this week will be the opportunity for ‘mock’ lessons, as we start to give you the opportunity for structured teaching practice.
Calls will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.
Calls will cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.
A £1000 non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your place.
The last two weeks under the Snoworks GAP family umbrella are a fantastic combination of gaining invaluable shadowing hours, both an essential part of BASI 2 and your future as a professional ski instructor. With various different Snoworks courses running you get the opportunity to shadow the lessons, video sessions and day to day running of a busy group lesson environment.
Combine this with the opportunity to teach our generous Snoworks clients, who volunteer for ‘free mock lessons’ giving you real time experience and structured practice opportunities.
Mix those with continued personal performance tuned to your individual needs in preparation for your final exam, and you will then feel completely ready and prepared for BASI level 2.
NEW FOR 2016! The BASI level 2 exam is now in Tignes! After 6 years of taking the final exam in Courchevel we have brought the full course in house to Tignes, this means there is no need to move and the guarantee of this high alpine snow sure resort this will be a fantastic finish to your 8 week course. The BASI level 2 qualification, which if/when successful will allow you to teach skiing around the world, with potential ski instructor job opportunities in Japan, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
Students that are unfortunately unsuccessful at BASI level 2 will have to take further training following their action plan and then take a re-assessment at their own cost at a later date. Continued support and advice will be given towards the best way to move forward.
NEW SINCE 2016! During the first 6 weeks of the course you will stay with our accommodation partner Mark Warner in the new chalet hotel L'Ecrin. This perfectly situated chalet hotel in Tignes Val Claret provides us with a fantastic base for all our off-snow needs, wifi, sky T.V, gym, lecture rooms, pool and amazing food! Prices are based on half board accommodation, twin share basis (single rooming available by request and incurs an extra charge).
During your BASI level 2 training and assessment course you will stay with our friends at the "Tignes chalet company".
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