IASI Level 1
Ski Instructor Exam
Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors
Level 1 Ski Instructor - Information
The Level 1 Ski Instructor is the first award available in the alpine qualification pathway.
Holders of this award can work in the closed environment of an artificial slope or indoor snow dome. Teaching beginners of all ages from never skiing before, up to basic parallel standard.
You will always have support of a snow school as a level 1 instructor. The award only allows the holders to deliver lessons booked through a recognised snow school and no independent work is allowed. You must always follow the regulations of the snow school and work within the remit of the levels placed by the snow school.
Skiing Standard for Level 1 Qualification.
To enter the course, the standard of skiing is parallel turns, be able to control you speed and link your turns from the top of a blue run. Some experience of skiing on snow in the mountain environment, is useful, but not always expected. Teaching or coaching experience is useful, but again not essential. The ability to ski at a basic parallel standard is the main requirement, you will learn new skills during the course with will improve your personal performance and knowledge of snow sports.
Course Insight for Level 1 Qualification.
You will learn the basics, in teaching skiing, the understanding of the basic principles in skiing performance, awareness in class management, demonstrations of the basic progression snowplough, plough parallel & basic parallel turns. Learn the FIS (safety code of conduct) and most importantly all safety aspects of teaching kids/ adults in a beginner environment. You will be given plenty of feedback in all areas of your performance, Teaching, Demonstrating, Knowledge, Safety, Personal skiing, during the 5 days. Support will always be on hand, with video feedback during the course. Off snow lectures and discussions will help gain various ideas on how to become a good snow sports instructor and begin the pathway to a great new career.
Additional Modules - Completed around the time of the exam and valid when applying for your licence / certificate.
Child Protection Module:
Online Before or After the course
First Aid 2 days:
Before or After the course
20 Hours Shadowing Lessons:
Logged After the Course
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