Alpine

Alpine

The discipline of Alpine has four distinct levels in the ski instruction strand. There is also a specific qualification for working on the rolling carpet slopes the L1 RC Ski Instructor. This provides an alternative pathway to the Alpine Level 1 Ski Instructor Award.

The coaching strands include race coaching, freestyle coaching and the coaching theory module.

*From level 2 and above IASI recommends candidates to attend courses on a ski with a minimum radius of 14m for Women and 16m for Men. Although not mandatory, it could hinder your ability to show the necessary skills to pass the course on a shorter turning ski.

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 or indoor snow dome. See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award. There are also a couple of videos to help you better understand Core Skier Development & Carving.

Once you have decided on a course you will need to join as an Associate Member. Please not from 1st of May 2016 all students taking Level 1 courses must also complete Child Protection Training as part of the award. ​ For Kilternan based courses please note that for non season ticket holders the Ski Club of Ireland (SCI) charge a slope usage fee of €30 per session (evenings or full day) payable directly to SCI.

Level 1 Rolling Carpet Ski Instructor

The Level 1 Rolling Carpet Ski Instructor award provides an alternative pathway to the Alpine Level 1 Ski Instructor award. This intermediate award is designed specifically so that holders can work on indoor rolling carpet slopes with the option to be assessed on a traditional artificial slope or indoor snowdome in order to gain the full Alpine Level 1 Ski Instructor qualification. See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award. There is also a video to help you better understand the indoor rolling carpet environment.

Once you have decided on a course you will need to join as an Associate Member.
Please note that from 1st of May 2016 all students taking Level 1 courses must also complete Child Protection Training as part of the award. For Kilternan based courses please note that for non season ticket holders the Ski Club of Ireland (SCI) charge a slope usage fee of €30 per session (evenings or full day) payable directly to SCI.

Level 2 Ski Instructor

Gaining the Level 2 Ski Instructor award opens up many more teaching opportunities with ski schools in mountain resorts. Holders of this award can work in the open mountain environment for a recognised ski school, on piste. See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award.

*From Level 2 and above IASI recommends all candidates to be on a ski with a minimum radius of 14m for Women and 16m for Men. Although this is not mandatory, it could hinder your ability to show the necessary skills required to pass the course on a shorter turning ski.

See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award and a video to help guide you towards the standard required.

Level 3 Ski Teacher

The Level 3 Ski Teacher comprises of many different modules and requires dedication and a serious commitment to the job of teaching snowsports. The award meets the minimum standards required by the International Snowsports Instruction bodies ISIA & IVSI and holders of this prestigious award get the ISIA & IVSI stamps on their licence. The Level 3 technical prep and exam form part of one course over 6 days. The prep part of the course (first 3 days) is not assessed and offers the candidate the opportunity to make changes to their skiing and ski the terrain that will be used for assessment.

*From Level 2 and above IASI recommends all candidates to be on a ski with a minimum radius of 14m for Women and 16m for Men. Although this is not mandatory, it could hinder your ability to show the necessary skills required to pass the course on a shorter turning ski.

See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award and a video to help guide you towards the standard required

Level 4 Ski Teacher

The Level 4 Ski Teacher is the highest award in the IASI system and is aimed at those wishing to make a career in teaching snowsports. There are two outcomes; Euro Ski Pro (New EU CTT standard) and ISIA card. The outcome has a bearing on where you can work as a snowsports professional. The Level 4 technical prep and exam form part of one course over 6 days. The prep part of the course (first 3 days) is not assessed and offers the candidate the opportunity to make changes in their skiing and ski the terrain that will be used for assessment.

*From Level 2 and above IASI recommends all candidates to be on a ski with a minimum radius of 14m for Women and 16m for Men. Although this is not mandatory, it could hinder your ability to show the necessary skills required to pass the course on a shorter turning ski.

See below for a more detailed breakdown of the award and a video to help guide you towards the standard required.

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