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BASI Level 1 Instructor Courses

Become a BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor

Become a BASI Level 1 Ski Instructor

Before you become a certified ski instructor, you must pass your BASI qualifications. The BASI Level 1 qualification is the first instructor qualification within the BASI system (The British Association of Ski Instructors). The BASI governing body is a UK based membership association responsible for the training and licensing of snowsport instructors and coaches. It is the first step on the route to becoming a fully certified, international recognised Snowsport Teacher. The aim of our course is to provide you with the skill and knowledge which will fundamentally improve your skiing ability, help you pass your BASI Level 1 modules and to further you towards your Level 2 instructor course.

Before you start your BASI Level 1 qualification, you should meet the following criteria as recommended by BASI

  • Be able to ski parallel confidently, coping with a variety of conditions
  • Be able to ski parallel on red runs, making rhythmical short turns at a steady pace
  • Be able to ski parallel long turns on a green or easy blue slope with the skis carving the last two thirds of the turn
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • It is recommended that applicants have completed at least 16 full weeks of skiing

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Basi Level 1 Assessment Criteria

Technical Criteria

Centeral Theme

  • Perform all phases of the Central Theme
  • Clearly show definition between each phase of the Central Theme
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance

Piste Short

  • Perform round parallel turns on a blue or easy red piste without traverse
  • Use a variety of corridor widths
  • Show the ability to maintain a constant speed
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance

Piste Long

  • Cleanly carve the last two thirds of the turn on a green or easy blue piste without traverse
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance

Teaching Criteria

Understanding the Central Theme

  • Perform all phases of the Central Theme
  • Clearly show definition between each phase of the Central Theme
  • Understand how to achieve effective posture and balance

Understanding Beyond the Central Theme

  • Describe how the Fundamental Elements link to piste performance
  • Develop an awareness of how the Fundamental Elements link to the other Strands

Performance Analysis - The Central Theme

  • Identify and evaluate major faults and provide effective solutions for the learner

Performance Analysis - Beyond The Central Theme

  • Develop a basic understanding of major faults and effective solutions in piste performance

Understanding Learning

  • Develop a basic understanding of the TIED model
  • Show a basic understanding of the Skill Acquisition model
  • Develop an awareness of the different teaching styles
  • Develop a basic understanding of the TIED model
  • Show a basic understanding of goal setting and the relevance to Snowsport Teaching

Delivery

Enjoyment

  • Ensure that the principle of 'maximum class activity' is employed during teaching sessions
  • Sessions should result with a sense of achievement for the learners

Communication

  • Be clear, concise and audible with your Instructors
  • Ensure that your message relates to the goals of your session
  • Show an awareness of how different ways of communicating will affect different types of learner (VAK)
  • Develop an awareness of the importance of listening to others and reacting appropriately

Feedback

  • Deliver feedback in a supportive, positive way
  • Deliver feedback that is directly related to the task
  • Show an understanding of the relevance of intrinsic and extrinsic feedback
  • Develop an awareness of how the TIED model provides a feedback loop

Achieving the Goals

  • Show the ability to build the team
  • Establish appropriate group goals and work towards achieving them

Structure and content​

  • Tailor the session to the needs of the individuals in the group
  • Deliver planned sessions that flow from introduction through to conclusion

Reviewing

  • Develop an understanding of reviewing skills

Safety

Principles

  • Show a comprehensive understanding of the Ski-way Code and of the FIS regulation

People

  • Demonstrate safe group management and injury prevention procedure

Equipment/Lifts

  • Show a comprehensive understand of how to keep group members safe in relation to equipment and lifts



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