Alpine Sports bodies join forces to address impact of Brexit

The governing bodies and professional associations which represent grass roots participants, competitors and professional & volunteer instructors, guides and coaches in alpine sports have come together to form the “Alpine Sports Group”. The group is calling upon the UK government to address and rectify the negative impact of Brexit upon their members as a matter…

Update from the House of Lords debate on 25th May 2021

As you all know, Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) was left out of the BREXIT Trade & Cooperation Agreement, leaving regulators and professional bodies like us to enter into bilateral negations with each EU country individually, which we’ve been working on to the best of our ability. We’ve also been working hard behind the…

Coaching and Instructing in The Netherlands

Important Notice from the Home Nations and BASI We are aware that as lockdowns relax and international travel becomes an option some coaches, instructors, clubs and academies may be contemplating visits to ski centres in the Netherlands. As you will be aware from previous communications, the Netherlands, and consequently ski centres such as Landgraff require coaches…

International Recognition of Qualifications Update

Before we start, all members must please appreciate that this is an ever-changing situation. In the past week, BASI have become aware that the UK government is bringing forward a new Professional Qualifications Bill to replace the interim solution currently in place following the end of the Transition Period. Towards the end of 2020, Regulators,…

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…

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…