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BASI Level 2 training

Below is the Assessment Criteria for the BASI Alpine Level 2. You need to be able to perform at the level in the areas listed below and should centre your training around this. Training you receive from ICE on a Performance and Preparation course, will focus on these areas and will look at these outcomes relative to your performance to ensure you get the most from the course.

Performance and Preparation courses are taught exclusively by BASI Trainers who work with the Assessment Criteria all the time so are fully of where the level lies and is in a position to offer advice as to where your level is. Please consult your trainer at any stage during a course for an appraisal on your level next to the criteria. Performance and Preparation courses focus mainly on achieving the Technical Assessment Criteria and the Teaching Criteria is listed for interest purposes only.

BASI Alpine Level 2 Assessment Criteria

Technical Assessment Criteria

Central Theme
 Perform all phases of CT on terrain appropriate to client needs.

Piste Long
 Perform cleanly carved turns on a blue piste.
 Show a variety of turn radii.
 Use effective posture and balance.

Piste Short
 Perform grippy, (from the fall line), round, symmetrical, short turns, in various corridors on a blue or easy red piste.
 Show the ability to maintain a constant speed.
 Use effective posture and balance.

Variable
 Perform rounded, linked turns in a variety of conditions on a blue or red steepness slope.
 Show a variety of turn radii.
 Use effective posture and balance.
 You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer.

Steep
 Perform linked turns on a steep red or black piste.
 Show the ability to control speed safely.
 Use effective posture and balance.
 You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer.

Bumps
 Perform continuous linked, skidded turns in easy bumps.
 Show the ability to stay in a narrow corridor.
 Maintain a constant speed.
 Use effective posture and balance.
 You may have feedback and prompts from the Trainer.

Teaching Assessment Criteria

Understanding

Understanding The Central Theme
 Describe the Central Theme in relation to the fundamental elements without reference written material

Understanding Beyond the Central Theme
 Show a workable understanding of how the fundamental elements link to the strands

Performance Analysis – The Central Theme
 Identify and evaluate major faults and provide effective solutions for the learner
 Develop a workable understanding of how the performance threads effect the development of the learner

Performance Analysis – Beyond the Central Theme
 Recognise major faults and help provide effective solutions in all strands
 Develop a workable understanding of how the performance threads may affect the development of the learner

Understanding Learning
 Show a workable understanding of the TIED model and begin to use it
 Show a workable understanding of the skill acquisition model and an awareness of the implications for teachers and students of the different phases of learning
 Show a workable understanding of the teaching styles pre-discovery threshold and how they link to the phases of learning
 Be aware of the teaching styles beyond the discovery threshold
 Show a workable understanding of goal setting and the relevance to snowsport teaching

Delivery

Enjoyment
 Ensure that the principle of maximum class activity is employed during teaching sessions
 Sessions should result in a sense of achievement for the learners
 Show a workable understanding of the individual learners that results in all group members enjoying the session

Communication
 Be clear, concise and audible with your instructions
 Ensure that your message relates to the goals of your session
 Use different ways of communicating to attend to different types of learner (VAK)
 Listen to your learners and begin to respond appropriately

Feedback
 Deliver feedback in a supportive, positive way
 Deliver feedback that is directly related to the task
 Help learners develop their awareness of intrinsic feedback as well as using extrinsic feedback
 Show an understanding of how the TIED model provides a feedback loop

Achieving the goals
 Show the ability to build the team
 Establish group and individual goals and deliver sessions that help achieve these objectives

Structure and Content
 Tailor the session to the needs of the individuals in the group.
 Deliver planned sessions that flow from introduction through to conclusion
 Show some flexibility in adapting the lesson plan during the session

Reviewing
 Show the ability to summarise, ask basic questions and conclude during delivery of own lessons

Safety

Principles
 Show a comprehensive understanding of the Ski-way Code and of the FIS regulations

People
 Demonstrate safe group management and injury prevention procedure
 Show an effective understanding of an emergency procedure

Equipment/Lifts
 Show a comprehensive understanding of how to keep groups members safe in relation to equipment and lifts

Mountain Environment
 Show a comprehensive understanding of how to keep groups members safe in relation to the mountain environment

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