BASI and the SCQF

Over the last 5 years, BASI has been going through an alignment process with the University of Edinburgh to align BASI Qualifications with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The aim of this exercise was to have a nationally recognised scale to which BASI qualifications are aligned. This will give Members, potential employers and…

Why do a GAP course now?

Written by Peak Leaders Instructors courses  THE EXAMS ARE FINISHING – SO WHAT NEXT? With the end of A-Level exams a lot of people have started thinking about gap courses – and we think that now, perhaps more than ever, it’s a great time to do a gap course in the mountains. OK, at Peak…

‘30 Days of Snowsport’ back for third year

70 free or discounted taster & recreational sessions running nationwide Returning for its third year, ’30 Days of Snowsport’  (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk), part of Snowsport England’s GO SKI GO BOARD campaign (www.goskigoboard.org.uk), returns to slopes up and down England from Saturday 24th September until Sunday 23rd October 2016. The initiative aims to give people new to skiing…

The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Written by Peak Leaders With A-Level results day just past, Peak Leaders have taken the opportunity to research and explain why so many people decide to take a Gap Year, and specifically those who decide to become a BASI ski or snowboard instructor. If you’re dreaming of travelling the world, embarking on exciting new adventures…

Is University right for me?

Written by The Winter Sports Company Every year we get an influx of people calling us just after results day. Some students have had a change of heart and are looking for a gap year, and others are re-evaluating after not quite getting the grades. Whatever your results day experience, if you’re asking ‘is university…

Instructor training education day

Want a Career in Snowsports? Why not come along to SnowDome Tamworth on Saturday 10th September? From 10am – 4pm you can speak to Industry professionals and BASI trainers to learn how becoming a snowsports instructor can help you land your dream job. If you are planning a gap-year or career break, come along and…

Snow-Camp wins at the National Apprenticeship Service Awards!

Written by Snow-Camp Snow-Camp was incredibly proud to be awarded the Unilever Award Small Employer of the Year at the South-East National Apprenticeship Awards organised by the National Apprenticeship Service. The high profile awards ceremony took place on 21st October 2015 at HMS President, London and celebrated apprenticeships across the region. By receiving this award…

Tori and Ossie Bear climb La Grande Motte Glacier 3656m, Tignes, France

Written by Tori Collins, BASI ISTD The Grande Motte glacier lies in the Massif de la Vanoise. It is a  fantastic ski training facility, with excellent views of the immense Mont Blanc. I have spent four summer and autumn seasons on the glacier training to pass my European Speed Test and my son Ossie race trains…

Go Big or Go Home Bearsden

Written by Donald Musk BASI had a great day at the Go Big or Go Home competition at Bearsden Ski Club on Saturday 20th of June. We want to say a massive thank you to Bearsden for hosting the comp and to the Go Big or Go Home event organisers for allowing us to come along….