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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training Course

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    BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training Course

    Gain your BASI Level 3 in one place, in one season.

    The ultimate fast-track course, and the only course of its kind to include most of the Level 3 modules. The fastest way to gain your ISIA qualification with unparalled pass rates.

Overview

This is a 14 week training course designed for those looking to gain their Level 3 ISIA qualification and improve their personal performance. It is a residential course comprising top quality training and 5 of the key modules required to achieve the overall qualification. For most skiing nations in the world, the ISIA is the highest level of qualification and holds an internationally recognised standard. People who intend to make a career in the ski industry will need to achieve this level as part of their medium-term career strategy.

Going from BASI Level 2 to Level 3 is a considerable step up and most of those who choose to go down this route are making a commitment to working in the ski industry as full time ski instructors, for the short term at least. It is hard work but very rewarding and it requires 100% dedication to succeed at this level and subsequently launch a full-time career in the sport, but with the expert tuition of ICE's experienced team of BASI Trainers, who all train regularly at Level 3 and Level 4, your hard work will be channelled in the correct direction and you stand the best possible chances of success.

There are 8 modules to complete for the BASI Level 3 ISIA and the full list of these can be found in the BASI Pathway . As well as world class training towards the technical and teaching assessment weeks, this course enable you to complete 5 of the modules required to achieve the overall level. When done separately in many different resorts, the cost of attending these modules with travel, accommodation, liftpass and BASI course costs soon mounts up, and this course with ICE enables you to save money in the long term as well as receive the very best in training.

This is the only course of its type offering the package below on a 'course only' or residential basis.


What's included?

  • All training course fees.
  • Level 3 Mountain Safety course (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Coaching course (Level 3 module)
  • Second discipline in snowboarding (Level 3 module)
  • Second language in French (Level 3 module)
  • 4 weeks paid employment (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Level 3 technical* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • BASI Level 3 teaching* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • Accommodation for 10 weeks. (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Evening meal 5 days a week. (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Airport Transfers. (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Lift pass (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • And more...
  • Personal Performance Training
  • Exclusively BASI Trainers
  • Biomechanical assesments
  • Hands on boot fitting advice
  • Free ski testing
  • Up to 40% off your equipment
  • Level 3 Mountain Safety course (Level 3 module)
  • BASI coaching course (Level 3 module)
  • Second discipline in snowboarding (Level 3 module)
  • Second language in French (Level 3 module)
  • 4 weeks paid employment (Level 3 module)
  • BASI Level 3 technical* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • BASI Level 3 teaching* (Level 3 module - optional extra, see note below)
  • Race training with Chemmy Alcott and Alain Baxter
  • Training within the Performance threads
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Freestyle clinics
  • Ski tuning clinics
  • Fitness presentation
  • Freeride clinics
  • Psychological training
  • All training course fees
  • Accommodation for 10 weeks (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Evening meal 5 days a week (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Airport Transfers (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • Lift pass (Not included in 'course only' version)
  • French lessons
  • Male and Female mentors
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  • Before the course
  • Pre-course information pack.
  • Telephone support
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  • After the course
  • CV advice
  • Professional references
  • Industry contacts
  • Career advice
  • Discounts on equipment
  • BASI Magazine
  • Further courses with BASI

Below is a timetable of the course for the 14 Weeks you will be with us in Val d'Isère and working in Italy.

Week 1 - BASI Level 3 Module

The course begins with the BASI Coaching course which is a core module for the ISIA qualification. This course replaces the former UKCP 1 3 day course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • BASI Coaching course - 5 days
  • Video Analysis
  • Boot-fitting advice
  • Free-ski testing
  • Presentation on bio-mechanics and injury prevention
  • Presentation on Ski Equipment
  • Presentation on Mountain Safety/Avalanche Awareness

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 25hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 5 hrs
Time spent in specialist evening presentations: 5hrs
Total training time: 35hrs




Week 2 - BASI Level 3 Module

The BASI Level 3 Mountain Safety Course - 6 days. This is a core module for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification. It addresses Mountain Safety issues and involves 4 days of training and 2 days of assessment. You will be doing some touring this week and will need the relevant kit for this. If you don't already own touring skis etc, these can be hired in resort for use this week. Here is a summary of what to expect this week

  • Training in Mountain Safety, navigation, avalanche awareness etc
  • Ski touring in the Espace Killy
  • 4 days of training, 2 days of assessment
  • A tick in the box on your way to the ISIA qualification, assuming you pass this course.
  • The Level 1 course ICE party - a chance to let your hair down after a busy couple of weeks!

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 30hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 10 hrs
Total training time: 40hrs




Week 3

Race training week. This week you will do some giant slalom race training with former World Cup skiers and Olympians Alain Baxter and Chemmy Alcott. Alain is the most successful skier ever in British history and is a great guy, Chemmy is a force unto herself - world class skier and inspirational character. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ski with racing royalty and hone your skills at the same time. This is key preparation for your Eurotest. We also say goodbye to the 4 week course at the end of the week so will have an ICE party to send them off in style. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 4

Personal performance training. This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow (off-piste), bumps, steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams
  • The 4 week course ICE party

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 5

Second disicipline training. One of the required modules for Level 3 is to do a Level 1 in a second discipline. We do this in snowboarding, so this week you will be learning how to snowboard and preparing yourself for the Level 1 which will occur later in the course. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Learn to snowboard (or to improve at it)
  • An action plan on what to do for the coming weeks prior to the Level 1
  • Training with a BASI Trainer (snowboard)

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 6 - BASI Level 3 Module

Teaching in Italy. This is the first of the weeks teaching that is organised for you on the course. It is paid employment so you will earn some money. This will count towards the necessary hours required for Level 3. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Teaching skiing in Italy
  • Approx 35hrs logged towards your compulsory hours
  • Paid employment
  • Accommodation and catering in resort

Time spent teaching: 35hrs (approx, may vary depending on employer)
Total teaching time: 35hrs (approx)




Week 7 - BASI Level 3 Module

Teaching in Italy. This is the second of the weeks teaching that is organised for you on the course and follows the same pattern as Week 6. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Teaching skiing in Italy
  • Approx 35hrs logged towards your compulsory hours
  • Paid employment
  • Accommodation and catering in resort

Time spent teaching: 35hrs (approx, may vary depending on employer)
Total teaching time: 35hrs (approx)




Week 8

Personal performance training. This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow (off-piste), bumps, steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 9

Second disicipline training. One of the required modules for Level 3 is to do a Level 1 in a second discipline. We do this in snowboarding, so this week you will be improving your snowboarding which you learned in Week 3 and preparing yourself for the Level 1 which occurs the following week. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Working on your snowboarding action plan
  • Preparation for the Level 1 in Week 10
  • Training with a BASI Trainer (snowboard)

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 10 - BASI Level 3 Module

BASI Level 1 in Snowboarding. This is your second discipline week and the opportunity to put another tick in the box for the Level 3. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • BASI snowboard Level 1
  • Training and assessment within the snowboard discipline.
  • Training with a BASI Trainer (snowboard)

Time spent with your Trainer on the hill: 25hrs
Time spent with your Trainer off the hill: 10hrs
Total training time: 35hrs




Week 11

Personal performance training. This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow (off-piste), bumps, steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 12

Personal performance training. This is a chance to work on your action plan which is ongoing through the course. You will be looking at all areas of the mountain including on piste long and short turns, variable snow (off-piste), bumps, steeps. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Personal Performance Training with a BASI Trainer
  • Continued development towards the Level 3 exams

Time spent with your Trainers on the hill: 15hrs
Total training time: 15hrs




Week 13 - BASI Level 3 Module

Teaching in Italy. This is the third of the weeks teaching that is organised for you on the course and follows the same pattern as the others. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Teaching skiing in Italy
  • Approx 35hrs logged towards your compulsory hours
  • Paid employment
  • Accommodation and catering in resort

Time spent teaching: 35hrs (approx, may vary depending on employer)
Total teaching time: 35hrs (approx)




Week 14 - BASI Level 3 Module

Teaching in Italy. This is the fourth of the weeks teaching that is organised for you on the course and follows the same pattern as the others. Here is a summary of what to expect this week:

  • Teaching skiing in Italy
  • Approx 35hrs logged towards your compulsory hours
  • Paid employment
  • Accommodation and catering in resort

Time spent teaching: 35hrs (approx, may vary depending on employer)
Total teaching time: 35hrs (approx)




The program above follows how the course has run in recent years but should not be viewed as a definitive itinerary which will be communicated to you week to week via the members area of the website. It can be subject to some variation depending on weather conditions and other circumstances, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect.


Further details

Pre-requisites:

Candidates are required to have achieved the BASI Level 2 and must hold a current licence.

French lessons - BASI Level 3 Module
As part of the Level 3, you are examined in a foreign language. With ICE this language is French and training will occur in weekly evening sessions during the course and examination is arranged for near the end of the course.

Teaching hours.
As part of the requirements for the BASI Level 3 ISIA qualification you are required to log 200hrs of teaching experience. ICE has very strong industry links with many leading ski schools and can arrange for you to be employed for weeks 6, 7, 13, 14 of the course which will take you a good deal of the way towards logging the full 200hrs. The rest of the 200 hours are achieved through good attendance on the course. Please note that being accepted as part of the ICE employment placement scheme will depend upon being deemed employable by the employers themselves who are third party companies and not obliged to employ anybody they do not feel suitable even if they are attending this course with ICE. Working for third-parties cannot be guaranteed and should there be no work available during any of those weeks, alternative activities will be provided.

If you complete the 4 weeks of teaching and attend all parts of the course you will have accrued the full 200hrs enabling you take the Level 3 technical and teaching module. If you miss any of the teaching weeks you may also need to complete further hours before or after the course to ensure you have completed 200 or more hours.
Please also note that accommodation in Val d'Isere is not provided for during these weeks and if you choose not to work for that period you will not be able to stay in Val d'Isere with ICE. You will be paid directly by the employer for the weeks work, but you will be expected to fund your travel to and from the resort of work and cover any necessary accommodation costs between a week ending in Val d'Isere and work starting in the ski resort you are working in.

* Technical and teaching modules

The 5 day technical and 5 day teaching modules for the Level 3 course are not included as part of the 14 week course. However, we arrange them to be available at the end of the season for those who want to do them and who feel ready. This is a significant advantage as it saves travelling to another ski resort to do these parts of the course. Your liftpass can be upgraded to cover the whole season to make this cheaper to attend.

Having spent the 13/14 winter season with ICE on the Level 3 training course, I can say without any doubt that it was the best investment I've ever made - there is simply no way I would of completed levels 1 to 3 in my first season without the exceptional training and support that these guys have provided. The vibe is incredible, organisation is slick, the professionalism, friendliness and dedication of the trainers is second to none. As for the value for money, there is no other course out there like this - it is structured in a way that you are able to complete all of the Level 3 modules in one resort, in one season, saving you both money and hassle. I would recommend ICE to anyone who is serious about progressing their career as a snowsports instructor.
Slava Dementiev - 14 week, Level 3 ISIA Training course, 2014

This season I was able to gain my level 3 ISIA qualification due to the awesome training and layout of the 14 week course provided by ICE. I would highly recommend this course to anyone planning on going through the Basi system. This is by far the best value for money course around as it offers both training and exams in the same resort.  Thank you to all the trainers at ICE I look forward to skiing with you in the future.
Marcus Hall - 14 week, Level 3 ISIA Training course, 2014

The ICE ISIA seasonal training course was absolutely fantastic and no doubt enabled me to complete all my ISIA modules within one season. The standard of training was diverse and of the highest caliber. The guys training you assess L3 and L4 instructors every season and cater the teaching styles to each individual. Talking to others on similar course the value of having modules like the Mountain safety, Snowboard L1 and Coaching L1 put ICE's course ahead of the rest. I could not recommend this course more highly to anyone hoping to progress through their BASI L3 and onto their L4.
Alex Watt - 14 week, Level 3 ISIA Training course, 2014

The ICE ISIA course is a fantastic way of completing modules in a short time frame. It is a cost effective method in comparison to travel, accommodation and lift pass to complete modules in other resort throughout the Alps. As well as completing ISIA modules it also prepares you for futures modules with ski training that is of the highest quality. I would advice anyone searching for a high quality, enjoyable ISIA course to choose ICE
Mark Horsthius, ISIA Course 2012,

Key dates

BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Course only
7th Jan - 14th April 2018
£4295 - Spaces available

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BASI Level 3 ISIA Seasonal Training + ISIA modules - Residential
7th Jan - 14th April 2018
£7995 - Limited spaces

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