New BASI Level 4 ISTD Structure and Written Project change 

New BASI Level 4 ISTD Structure and Written Project change ISIA Speed Test  for Alpine L4 ISTD  As stated in the Brexit Update on Wednesday 5th May, the CTT (formally known as Eurotest) will be replaced with the ISIA Speed Test at BASI Alpine Level 4 ISTD.   BASI members can enter any ISIA Speed Test event, hosted by other ISIA members, without having to become…

Brexit Update May 2021

Brexit Follow Up The combination of Brexit and Covid has made it clear to BASI and the Home Nation NGBs that we must all work together. As part of that process we will from time to time issue joint updates on this work and other relevant information developments. This update covers changes to BASI’s strategic…

Criminal Record Disclosures and BASI

At BASI, we’ve been having a close look at our processes over the last 18 months with the aim of improving member’s experience. One of the things we’ve been reviewing is our licensing requirements, in particular our requirements for a criminal record disclosure. We met with the UK Disclosure & Barring Service to clarify the…

PSIA Women’s Summit Report by Lynn Mill

PSIA-AASI Recently I was contacted by Brenna Kelleher, a friend and member of the 2019 Interski Team that represented the United States in Bulgaria and asked to sit on a panel that she and team-mate Heidi Ettlinger had set up for the PSIA Women’s Summit. For those that don’t know, PSIA-AASI stands for the Professional…

BASI Members Working Groups Update

BASI Members Working Groups Decisions Made by the Review Panel and Next Steps  As you are aware, the BASI Staff have been hard at work making sense of and dealing with the aftermath of Brexit. However, we have also been busy collaborating with the Members’ Working Groups that were formed last year and who have been thinking about the various ways that BASI could improve in terms of the topics that were highlighted as…

What Brexit currently means for Snowsports Professionals who are UK Citizens

As the clock struck 2300h GMT on the 31st December 2020, we imagine that most people working in the UK snowsports industry felt a tinge of sadness. Why do we say this? Well, because British Citizens have now lost the freedom of movement afforded by the UK being an EU member state, meaning the friction-less mobility they once had to live, work and travel within the EU has now ended. Entire industries across the UK have spent the past weeks leafing through the text of…

Update on qualification recognition in the EU post-Brexit

BASI, like all other U.K. qualifying bodies for the professions left out of the UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, now has to establish individual, separate recognition agreements with each of the relevant authorities in the EU member states where our members work. It will take time to establish these agreements and have them formally put…

Brexit Consequences on BASI Members Insurance

A few members have been talking on social media recently about the impact of Brexit upon BASI Members’ Public Liability Insurance. The information shared has not been completely accurate, so in order to nip any confusion in the bud early on, here’s the latest information directly from our insurers themselves.  BASI Members’ Public Liability Insurance…

Update on qualification recognition in the EU post-Brexit 29th Dec

As per the email BASI members received on the 11th December 2020, Jim Lister stated that he believed the U.K. government were focussed on giving us a master framework from which we would need to renegotiate qualification recognition with our counterparts in certain EU member states. Whilst the Draft UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement does…

Licensing and teaching hours extensions

Licensing Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we’ve made some temporary changes to our licensing requirements: If your first aid or criminal record disclosure was due for renewal between 16 March 2020 and the end of lockdown, we’ve extended the renewal date to 30/04/2021 to so that you’ll continue to receive a license to teach. If…