BASI Level 2 Exam
The exam itself is ten days in total: 5 days on snow, 2 days off, and then another 5 days on. You are assessed continually throughout the course, meaning you are not expected to be perfect throughout the entire exam.
In the first week, you will be learning a lot of new terminologies, and will be working on getting your skiing to the required level. At the end of the first 5 days, the trainer will provide you with an action plan for the next week. This will specify the aspects you need to work on for the exam and provide you with a focus going into the second week.
After the 2 day break your trainer will expect to see you using their feedback to improve, refine your technique and ski consistently to the required level. You’ll also be asked to run several teaching sessions throughout the 10 days.
The exam is divided into two main aspects – technical abilities and teaching. Both are assessed throughout the week using the following exam criteria:
Concepts such as the Central Theme, Fundamental Elements and the TIED model will have been explained to you during the Level 1 training, but they will be revised in the classroom sessions. For more details, please visit the BASI website.
You will probably note that the BASI Level 2 exam is focused more on the technical aspects of skiing. Therefore it’s really important you make sure you’re at the required level before attempting the exam, or undertake specific training, such as our BASI Level 2 preparation course.
As the exam assesses two separate strands (teaching and technical ability), it is possible to pass one and fail the other. In this case, you must take an exam resit once you are ready (within 2 years) to show you have reached the level. The BASI Level 2 resit is over 5 days.
Completing your BASI ski instructor qualifications can be a challenging and expensive thing to do (although definitely worth it in the long run). With that in mind, we have tailored our ski instructor courses, training programmes and BASI exams in a way which allows them to be personalised to fit
your individual needs. This gives you the flexibility to add the right amount of training and support for you and also gives you control of the price.
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Our BASI level 2 exam can be booked with or without accommodation, transfers and lift pass. We have worked closely with friends across the alps to keep prices as low as possible…
We opened our first school in 1998, and Courchevel is still home to the New Generation head office.
New Generation Ski and Snowboard School operate in 18 of Europe’s best resorts across France, Switzerland and Austria. Choosing which of those resorts run our high-performance camps and Ski Instructor courses in is never an easy task. Every resort has its own unique personality and culture.
We currently run programmes in Tignes, Courchevel, Meribel, Stubai, St Anton and Verbier – with plans to expand further afield soon.
Completing your BASI ski instructors qualifications can be a challenging and expensive thing to do (although we have to say it is worth it in the long run). With that in mind, we have tried to create our ski instructor courses, training programmes and BASI exams in a way that allows them to be tailored to your needs. This means you have the flexibility to add the right amount of training and support for you giving you control of the price.
Our BASI level 2 exam can be booked with or without accommodation, transfers and lift pass. We have worked closely with friends across the alps to keep prices as low as possible. Don’t forget we also run BASI Level 2 training before this exam if you want a little extra support.
Despite being internationally known as one of the most exclusive resorts in the world, the local community is a close and tight-knit group. The resort will quickly become your second home and chances are you will never want to leave. New Generation opened our first school in Courchevel in 1998, and it is still home to our head office. Courchevel’s wide open, perfectly groomed pistes are the perfect place for you to showcase your skills in the BASI level 2 Exam.
Having somewhere to switch off and relax is a key ingredient in making sure you get the most from your ski instructor course. For this reason, all our students stay in chalets, not hotels or apartments. You all eat together in your teams with home-cooked meals prepared by your host. Breakfast is supplied every day with lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea five days a week.
Chalet La Pierre has five twin rooms, a massive open plan living area and a ski room equipped with servicing benches. The living area is the perfect chill out area, with huge comfy sofas, British TV and Wifi. Once spring rolls around, there is also a garden for chilling in the sun. Don’t take our word for it though – check out the video.
During your eam, you’ll work towards your BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors) Level 2. BASI offers a great route into the industry, with the Level 2 being recognised in ski schools around the globe, from right here in Europe to Japan, New Zealand and China to name a few.
The BASI level 2 will open doors to teaching clients of all ages on marked runs within the resort boundary. If you are looking at doing this programme as part of a gap year, then the BASI 2 has a few added benefits. It is aligned with the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) meaning you can use it to help secure access to further education. You will also find that during your university holidays there are plenty of opportunities to head out to the Alps and teach during the peak weeks.
Choosing the right course for you is an essential part of the process and will make your experience far more rewarding. If this course is not quite right then why not look at some of our other ski instructor courses?