How do I complete the BASI Level 1 course?
The BASI Level 1 course is just one part of the BASI Alpine Level 1 qualification. In order to fully complete the qualification and move on to the next step of the instructor system students must also complete the additional 4 modules;
- A basic Disclosure or Criminal Record check
- A two day Outdoor First Aid course
- An online Child Protection module
- 35 hours of ski school experience or shadowing
The basic disclosure and child protection modules are very easy to complete and will take an hour or so to do online. Several First Aid course do meet the BASI standards however it is always worth checking with BASI to ensure you are booked onto an approved course.
The hardest part of completing the BASI Level 1 qualification as an independant student is completing your 35 hours of ski school experience. If you are close to a dry ski slope or snowdome you should be able to complete your hours there. In some cases there are charges to do this, and other schools will offer you a combination of training and shadowing hours for a set fee.
Before sitting your BASI 2 exam you will be required to sit a 2nd set of 35 hours of experience. While this technically counts as part of your BASI 2 qualification it is a good idea to think about how you will gain these hours from the start.
Some programmes such as our BASI 2 fast track programme will take these hours into account and include them in the course while others won’t so make sure you know how to complete them in advance.