Professional Training 


Upto 70% Sponsorship towards training fees!

The BASS team are again running our hugely successful training program for aspiring BASI level 3's & 4's.With programs for 1, 8 or 16 weeks containing all the elements required for BASI. The training is delivered by BASI Trainers and experienced ISTD's


10 weeks of expert coaching 4 to 6 weeks of paid work experience and 200 BASI hours from £1500*



At BASS we believe in developing for the future and have worked very hard to create an affordable pathway beyond BASI level 2. Aspiring British instructors can now train in France with trainers who have the skill and experience to take them to the next level.


British & European Sponsored Training

BEST is a group of highly motivated and highly qualified ski coaches, including BASI Trainers.
Over the past 15 years they have helped 100's of student to successfully achieve BASI qualifications.
BEST students have passed ISIA exams at well above the BASI average.
Many have gone on, with our help, to achieve ski teaching positions in Switzerland, Japan, NZ and other parts of the world.


BASS Level 3 & 4 Course Course Content

The B.E.S.T program


1. A season long course involving 10 weeks x 15 hours trainer contact time, 5 x 3 hour afternoons. Up to 6 weeks shadowing the BASS team available. Assistance with finding work opportunities during peek weeks, Home study, SSE project and structured practice (recommended).

2. Inclusion of a statement of priority along the lines of 'Work experience is an essential part of the development towards higher qualifications. BASS strongly recommend that all trainees seek every opportunity to add to the number of working hours required by BASI. Shadowing and mentoring are opportunities reserved for BEST trainees to enable them to develop their teaching and coaching skills at the higher levels they would not usually have access to during normal work experience. The time spent in this development is in no way credited to the hours required by BASI.

3. ISIA and ISTD trainees will work together unless numbers allow for 2 groups. Should numbers exceed that required to run one group but not sufficient to run 2 then 1 or 2 extra sessions will be allocated to split the group levels. Should the numbers be insufficient to run 1 group, the students will be offered the options of cancelling or running with a shorter program.

4. In addition to the established trainers, level 3 or level 4 BASI trainers will be utilised to deliver days to assess the levels of the trainees and recommend performance goals.


The time line

Week 1: Intro to Personal Development Analysis & understanding the BASI PIA system.

Week 2/3: Shadowing an ISTD instructor or work experience with a partner school.

Week 4 to 7: Technical & teaching development. Video analysis and personal development plan.

Week 8: Personal performance goals and mid season evaluation from a BASI Trainer.

Week 9: Intro to Off Piste Mountain Safety & Euro test race training.

Week 10/11: Shadowing an ISTD instructor or work experience with a partner school.

Week 12 to 14: Performance acquisition and exam preparation. Working on personal action plans.

Week 15/16: Shadowing an ISTD instructor or work experience with a partner school.


Risks and hazards - Group management and emergency procedures.

Understanding the fundamental elements. - Understanding and performing the Central theme.
Linking the CT to FE's - Personal performance in Piste long and Piste short
Linking the Fe's to Piste performance. - Steeps, bumps and variables level 3 & 4 standards.
The link between FE's, CT and the Strands. - Race orientation. - Off piste orientation.
Personal performance strategy development.

Deliver teaching sessions to your peers. - Receive feedback and action plan for each teaching session.
Observer teaching sessions. - Participate in the review of teaching sessions.
Class management at higher levels. - Understanding the teaching tools.
Understanding and using the performance threads. - Understanding and using the TIED model.
Working with outcomes to develop higher level performance.

Motivating athletes to success. - Identifying and achieving personal goals.
Sustaining performance and peeking for exams or competition.


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