Our Level 3 work and train programme has developed over the last few years with the concept of training with the best coaches through a structured and organised programme designed to prepare instructors to pass their ISIA qualification.
The training approaches the ISIA as a whole, covering all modules to create a well-rounded and skilful ski instructor. The jump from Alpine Level 2 to Level 3 (ISIA) is a big one but made easier with the help of our experienced BASI trainers and coaches.
Our Level 3 training programme is intense and demanding, but extremely effective towards achieving your goals. It is designed for serious skiers who have completed their L2 successfully and want to strive to pass their Level 3 exams. We want to attract people who are keen to continue up through the BASI system and are dedicated to a career in ski instruction.
If you are committed to passing the Level 3 qualification then you have to commit to training hard with our awesome team of coaches over the winter.
DATES & PRICE:
220 hours coaching
9th December – 29th March
The Level 3 instructor (ISIA) training will run throughout the season, including all training (on and off snow), as well as physical training.
It doesn’t include your lift pass, travel, accommodation and insurance, but with our knowledge of resort we can help make sure you get the best possible deal on all of these.
We firmly believe that Concept ISIA Training is the best value programme in Verbier.
DESIGNED AROUND YOUR BASI EXAMS:
We’ve planned the training around the BASI exams running in Verbier during the season. Which can add up to a significant saving when you already have a lift pass and accommodation.
You can either aim for the Verbier exams, the Hintertux exams at the end of the season, or if you’re not taking your exams this year you can focus on the following season.
VERBIER TECHNICAL EXAM
30 March – 3 April 2020*
VERBIER MOUNTAIN SAFETY EXAMS
5 – 10 January 2020
23 – 28 February 2020*
*These are the best dates to fit around the Level 3 training.
Please talk to your coach before booking any exams.
OUR COACHING TEAM
We’ve put together a team of coaches that give you the best possible preparations for your exams.
Emma Cairns is one of the founders of Element Ski School and she has put together an incredibly strong coaching team all of whom are BASI Trainers, with a number of the coaches delivering Level 3 exams. So they are the perfect people to help you achieve your goals on the mountain.
If you would like to see our training programme for the season then please just email and we can send this over.
Finally, if you would like to ask any questions then just get in touch with Emma. After all, if you have any questions about the programme and about your training plans, who better to ask than a BASI Trainer…?
We’re happy to chat on the phone, arrange to call you or arrange a video call. Whatever works for you.
To join the training team we require one of the following qualifications:
- BASI level 2
- CSIA level 2
- APSI level 2
- NZSIA level 2
- Swiss Snowsport 1
- Other qualification*
*If you hold a different qualification please get in touch
WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?
It’s not just a question of the qualifications you need to join the course, there are few more things that we require from members of the programme:
- Good level of basic fitness
- A motivated and focussed attitude
- Team player
- Appropriate equipment
The ISIA is the standard we require when we recruit instructors to our full time Element team. In special circumstances we can employ very strong Concept Instructors, however, we cannot guarantee work.
Therefore we have a great partnership with Les Elfes in Verbier. They offer Concept trainees jobs subject to an interview. This leads to a two weeks trial over Christmas and if all goes well then you can keep teaching for the winter.
They specialise in summer and winter camps and have been teaching skiing in Verbier since 1987, so they know the industry inside out.
Working for Les Elfes can range from 4 – 10 weeks work, depending on your schedule and needs. It is a great balance and gives you the option to work and earn whilst you train. So, to help you make the most of this teaching opportunity, we’ve scheduled your training to allow you to work with Les Elfes during their busiest weeks which isn’t only normal peak season dates.
Working for Les Elfes or with us is optional and we are very happy for instructors to join our programme who would prefer not to work and focus on exams, or already have work with another ski school in town.
Our ISIA programme allows us to see the true potential of our trainees and is the best route to possible employment on a full time basis with Element in the future.
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