BASI Continued Professional Development

BASI CPD (formally known as BASI refresher) is a process by which you, BASI members can further your educational training and update your skills to the required level to maintain your licence to work within the parameters of the qualification you hold and the regulations within the country that teaching will be carried out.

BASI CPD covers a range of skill development and learning activities suitable for the varying levels in the BASI system.  The modules offer you the opportunity to choose topics that you are interested in developing and areas of personal skill development that has been highlighted for further development.  It is inclusive, informative and educational for all.

The BASI CPD system has also been designed to comply with ISIA requirements for those members who hold Level 3 ISIA or Level 4 ISTD levels of qualification.

Depending on the level of the qualification you have it is your responsibility to gain the appropriate credits in accordance with the current association requirements and keep your licence up to date.

What CPD credits are you required to do?

  • Level 1 & 2 members require minimum of 1 credit every 3 years
  • Level 3 ISIA & 4 ISTD members require minimum of 3 credits every 3 years

Credits can be obtained by participating in BASI run courses and an external credit system is also in place so that you can apply for credit from attending other training courses outside BASI (full details available below).

BASI CPD courses will be run as stand alone days and multi day courses as available on the course calendar or request to the office.

Level 1 & Level 2 members – Require minimum of 1 credit every 3 years

  • Any BASI course covering 1 day or more qualifies for 1 full credit for the following 3 years.

If you have not attended a course as detailed above, within the time period required or you need to make up credits to gain your required minimum of 1 credit, you can gain credits from attending the following:

  • Level 1 & Level 2 CPD Teaching & Technical Performance day (discipline specific)– 1 credit
  • Teaching Children (multi discipline & multi level) – 1 credit
  • Freestyle (discipline specific & multi level) – 1 credit
  • Intro to Telemark (any member) – 1 credit
  • Performance Workshop at members roadshow in UK (disciplines specific)– 0.5 credits (half day)
  • Additional BASI Workshops – full day 1 credit, 3 hours (half day) 0.5 credits

Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD members – Require minimum of 3 credits every 3 years

  • Any BASI course covering 3 days or more qualifies for 3 full credits for the following 3 years.

If you have not attended a course as above in the time period required or you need to make up credits to gain your required minimum of 3 credits you can gain credits from attending the following:

  • Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD CPD Teaching Performance day (discipline specific) – 1 credit
  • Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD CPD Technical Performance Day (discipline specific) – 1 credits
  • Teaching Children (multi disciplines & multi level) –1 credit
  • Mountain Safety (multi discipline)– 1 credit
  • Freestyle (discipline specific & multi level) – 1 credit
  • Intro to Telemark (any member) – 1 credit
  • Performance Workshop at members roadshow in UK (discipline specific)– 0.5 credits (half day)
  • Additional BASI Workshops – full day 1 credit, half day 0.5 credits

Compulsory workshop for all Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD members

  • Snowsports Industry Workshop – This is an online workshop covering all the additional ISIA requirements for the Level 3 & Level 4 qualifications. This should be completed once every 3 years (content will vary).

External Credit scheme (non BASI Course)

  • BASI members may submit an application form for event credits attended outside of BASI
  • Level 1 & 2 members may use official CPD (refresher) modules from the other UK Home Nations (Snowsport Scotland, Snowsport England & Snowsport Wales) as external CPD Credit. Members will have to attend a CPD day with their own licensing body once every 6 years.*
  • Level 3 ISIA & 4 ISTD members may use official CPD (refresher) modules from the other UK Home Nations (Snowsport Scotland, Snowsport England & Snowsport Wales) for no more than 1/3rd of their required CPD Credit in each 3 year term.*
  • Specific workshop types only will be accepted and the fee is as shown on the form.
  • Examples of accepted training/accredited course types include, but are not limited to: Specific titled courses run by another ski association covering elements which are included in the BASI system, avalanche & navigation awareness, teaching, coaching, other sport association certified courses (certification of award or attendance must be submitted with the request form)
  • For level 1 & 2 External Credits cannot be applied for in consecutive terms (within 6 years 1 Internal course must be attended)
  • For Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD External credits cannot qualify for more than 1 third of the total credits required in each 3 year term.

*The admin fee of £20 will be waived for UK Home Nations External Credit applications.

Q & A’s

What if I gain more credits than required?

Credits cannot be carried over into the next cycle.

If I simply do a session with a BASI Trainer does that qualify for credits?

Only if the trainer seeks authorisation as laid out in the policy document in writing (email) beforehand to the Training Manager at BASI with the content of the session agreed and verified.  Home study may also be required in this case.

When does the date of my renewal come up?

For level 1 & 2 – renewal is 3 years after the date of your last qualifying date or/and the renewal date on your BASI members area and on your licence card.

For Level 3 ISIA & Level 4 ISTD – 3 credits must be achieved within a 3-year period either 1 day a year or 3 consecutive days every 3 years.

If the date of my external course is outwith the start of my CPD time does it qualify?

No. It must be dated after the start of your 3 year period and not before.

If I gain all my credits in 1 year does this count?

Yes.

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