BECOME A SKI INSTRUCTOR
with the Parallel Dreams Coaching Academy
Do you want to train to be a ski instructor?
The Parallel Dreams Coaching Academy is a licensed course provider (LCP) for the Irish Association of Snowsport Instructors (IASI).
LEVEL 1 SKI INSTRUCTOR
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,
rolling carpet or indoor snowdome. (See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award).
Dates for 2021 TBC
Venue:- Chillfactore Snowdome, Manchester
Total Cost:- £590 per person
Deposit (non refundable):- £190
What does the course fee include:-
5 day Level 1 Instructor Course (9-5pm each day) - 6-days condensed into this 5 day course.
Uplift ticket for course times
Skis/boots/ski pole/helmet hire if required (for the duration of the course)*
Course workbook (downloadable)
Level 1 Student Logbook (downloadable)
What does the course fee NOT include:-
Additional modules (First Aid & Safeguarding Children)
Shadowing fees (if applicable)
IASI Membership fee
Personal Activity Insurance for Skiing
Pre Requisite Skiing Standard
To enter the course, the standard of skiing is parallel turns and being able to control your speed in a safe manner from top to bottom of a blue slope. Some experience of skiing in the mountain environment is useful, but not essential. Teaching or coaching experience in other sports/education is also useful but not essential.
You will learn:
The basics of teaching skiing
Understanding and using the basic principles of skiing performance
Built awareness in class management and slope use using Safety/Enjoyment/Learning
Improve and understand your own skiing performance
Develop the skills to demonstrate the basic progression for learners from complete beginners to parallel skiers
Develop teaching techniques and tactics so you have a "tool box" of activities to help progress learners
The IASI Educator will provide the training and teaching tools to help you perform through the course, this will be enhanced with continuous video feedback for the group and individuals to help develop individual action plans.
What Is Expected from Students
IASI expect all students to engage fully each day of the course and help the Educator to create a positive and supportive environment for the course. Everyone is expected to behave in a polite manner and present themselves professionally in appearance, language used and not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This will help everyone to relax, enjoy and get the most out of the course.
Download the Level 1 Student Logbook and complete challenges 1 - 6.
For those looking for pre-course training at Chill Factore we recommend In Depth Snowsports.
Shadowing at Chill Factore
Chill Factore are very supportive of the need for new instructors to gain Ski School Experience through shadowing and encourage participants to be actively involved in the lessons by assisting the instructor who is delivering the lesson. They are also open to aspiring instructors getting involved with shadowing prior to taking the Alpine Level 1 and not just those who have completed the course. This means that aspiring instructors can be really well prepared before the Level 1 begins. Contact Edie Marsh, assistant snowsports manager at Chill Factore for more info.
After successful completion of this 5 day training & assessment course each student is required to complete a suitable 16 hour minimum First Aid Course or prove they hold a current First Aid Certificate, Log a minimum of 20 hours of Ski School Experience (must be completed after the last day of the Level 1 course) and complete a Safeguarding Children Course. Also complete challenges 7 - 10 in the Student Course Logbook.
READY TO BOOK A PLACE FOR YOURSELF, FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?
HERE IS HOW TO DO IT....
Download BOTH the Level 1 course workbook AND the Level 1 student logbook HERE.
The logbook contains pre & post course 'challenges' to be completed by the student and has a ski school experience record sheet.
Ensure the course participant attends practice sessions in their own time before the course in order to practice their own performance skiing. It is also advisable to become familiar with the slope and teaching environment where the course will be held. It is recommended that participants visit their local ski slope/centre and discuss the level 1 preparation required with a currently qualified instructor. The more prepared students can be, the better the experience they will have on the course.