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
Email Contacts for IASI Administration:
Head of Education: email@example.com
IASI Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam
Pre Course Information:
Below is some information that you will need to look through and attached is the document you will need
for the Level 1 Exam. Also attached are some links to the IASI manual which we will use during the course,
Plus the document attached is the Level 1 Work Book which is used daily on the course.
Please feel free to have a read through the manual online to get a basic idea of what we will be delivering,
Plus the level 1 work book. Feel free to get back to us with any questions.
We need to make sure you are a member of IASI, you need to be an Associate Member.
Please can you confirm with us, that you have your membership in place before the start of the course.
if you do not have this, please follow the link below: Cost: €36.75 paid to IASI
Become a Member of IASI Click - https://iasisnowsports.ie/become-an-instructor/
:First Aid is not a requirement to attend the exam, but before your licence is issued, you will need to have a
minimum of a 2 Day First Aid Certificate with outdoor element. This can be done before of after the course.
:Safe Guarding Children Module is not a requirement to attend the course, but before your licence is issued,
you will need to have this is place.
:Shadowing 20 Hours this is completed after the attendance of the 5 day exam and will be full explained.
More about this will be mentioned during the course.
*Holding a Qualification:
If you already hold the above qualifications First Aid + Safe Guarding Children, you can get confirmation from IASI that these will be acceptable by emailing the IASI Admin on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 1 Workbook attached (email for this click) as a document. This is a usable document that you can write into using
a phone, tablet or computer, which you will be expected to write notes into each day. You can also,
print this off, which much more user friendly and simply write onto the paper.
This will be checked each day during the course, by the examiner.
Start & Meeting time: each day will meet at 9.30am aim to be on the hill for 10.00am each day.
Finish time: we will aim for between 4:30/5.00pm each day with a chance to get feedback, write notes and
go through paper work within the workbook provided, through discussions and lectures.
Lift Passes will be given to you on the first morning of the course. Please make sure you keep your tickets
with you all day every day, as there are ticket checks on the slope. If you need to use Ski's, Boots, Poles or
Helmets, these are all included in the price of the lift ticket we have purchased for you.
If you wish to use your own equipment this is not an issue.
Every Person on the Slope Must Wear A Helmet, at all Times.
IASI online Manual Links:
Please read these documents and have available during the course, via laptop, iPad, Phone or have printed.
These will be shown to you during the course. The Work Book we recommend you print off.
All of these and more is accessible through the below links on the IASI website:
Core Skier Development:
IASI Skills Model, Safety, Guest Experience:
Skill Acquisition & Learning / Teaching Styles:
Complete the Qualification
IASI Level 1 Ski Instructor:
1: Child Protection
2: First Aid
Please see all the info below for you all.
If you have any problems with the IASI licence upon completion,
please let us know or any issues developing forward, please just let
Julie or Ali know.
Julie - Email: email@example.com
Ali - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 1 Course reports will be sent individually to each candidate.
1:Course Evaluation IASI
Please can we ask you ALL to submit your feedback on the course,
with the course evaluation form on the IASI page, please see the link below.
To Complete the Qualification- IASI Level 1 Ski Instructor:
2: Links for all the below, you will find information on each site.
:First Aid 2 Day Course including outdoor elements.
World Class Training - First Aid for Outdoor Activity Snow Sports
:Safe Guarding & Child Protection Module taken online
(Just £20 when using the discount code iasi18)
Shadowing form (email if required) that you will need to complete and
fill out after every session you shadow with an instructor 20 Hours.
Once completed get the Head of Snow School to sign and date this.
IASI Contact - Gaining Level 1 Licence / Certificate.
All Documents, are to be sent to IASI on the below email addresses for any
contact needed, please use the below emails.
Documents to be sent
1: First Aid 2 Day Course
2: Shadowing 20 Hours
3: Child Protection Module online
Admin: Email email@example.com
5:CRB/DBS at Hemel Snow Centre
For Shadowing at Hemel you will need to complete a CRB/ DBS criminal check.
This is not for IASI or your licence, this is to shadow at The Snow centre Hemel.
Each centre will have their own process, which you will need to check.
Hemel Contact Pete Gillespie (Head of the Snow School)
Please feel free to contact us on email, if you require any help, in development training
or looking to progress to (Level 2 - click for info), simply this is what we do and can help you achieve the next step.
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