NWSC Alpine Skiing Foundation Instructor Training Course (4th & 5th Dec 2021)

Published on 5 October 2021 at 14:19

(Previously Level 1/Club Instructor)


Date – 4th and 5th December 2021

Venue – Llandudno Snowsports Centre

Times – 10 am to 4.30 (ish) each day, (lunch/refreshments not included)


This course is open to anyone from the age of 15 upwards, (you will be able to qualify from the age of 16). The course is designed to train those who wish to teach on an artificial snowsports slope. This will enable you to teach from complete beginnings, through snowploughing, to the edge of parallel turning. This will provide skiers with the foundations on which to build their more advanced parallel skiing and as such is an extremely important level of their learning. The will be a strong emphasis on teaching people, not just skiing technique – learner centric in the jargon.


After the training, you will need to complete a period of supervised instruction and obtain a first aid certificate, DBS check and complete a Safeguarding and Protecting Children. We can help you with the second 2 of these and, once things settle down from the covid restrictions, we will probably be able to direct you to inexpensive first aid courses


Entry to the course requires you to be a competent parallel turner. The course will then take you through the techniques and skills of the syllabus. The course is largely practical and most of our time will be spent on the slope. Some underpinning theory will also be included and this will be done indoors. You will therefore need appropriate skiing clothing and something for the indoor sessions unless you want to sit in your ski jacket etc.


The course tutor is Ian Fawcett who is a Level 4 Coach and Tutor for Snowsport Cymru/Wales. The course is validated by Snowsport Cymru/Wales and is also valid in England. For more information please see the SSC/W web site and also the Coaching and Instructing Pathways graphic on the North Wales Snowsports Club.


Course cost

  • Club Members £100. This may be subsidised by the Outdoor Partnership but we can only apply for funding once we have numbers booked on the course and is not guaranteed yet.
  • Non-club members £150

NB. If you are am existing younger club member (approx 15/16yo) then we may be offer to subsidise the course further.

Please contact us directly for more information).


Course fees are required at the time of booking. If the course does not run, fees will be returned in full.

Please contact Ian Fawcett to book iandfawcett@hotmail.com

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a year ago

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