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Level 1 Roller Ski Instructor

The award qualifies instructors to work on roller skis with beginners and those in the early stages of their skiing careers.

Level 1 Instructors should demonstrate a solid basis of skills, knowledge and experience necessary to introduce others to the sport and to provide a foundation for further progress. The award is intended for those working within a club environment.

Level 2 Roller Ski Instructor

This award qualifies instructors to work on roller skis with skiers from novice to intermediate level.

Level 2 Instructors should demonstrate a sound understanding of the sport, and sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to: 1) introduce skiers to the sport; 2) provide foundations for further learning; 3) be able to take inter-mediate skiers forward in developing their skills and versatility. The award is intended for those working mainly within a club environment.

Cross-country Instructor Level 1

The Level 1 (Instructor) award is gained on successful completion of an approved Level 1 training and assessment course, led by an appointed Tutor or Senior Tutor. The award qualifies instructors to work on snow with club beginners and those in the early stages of their skiing careers. The award is intended for use only on prepared tracks or on snow and snow slopes not more than 2 km from the nearest public road or telephone. It is not a mountain leader’s or tourer’s award but is focused on the coaching of appropriate skills primarily on prepared tracks.

Cross-country Instructor Level 2

The Level 2 Instructor award is gained on successful completion of an approved Level 2 training and assessment course led by an appointed Tutor or Senior Tutor. This award qualifies instructors

  • Introduce skiers to the sport
  • Provide foundations for further learning
  • Be able to take intermediate skiers forward in developing their skills and versatility.

The award is intended for use mainly on prepared tracks or off-track in low-level mountain terrain. It is not a mountain leader’s or tourer’s award, rather is focused on the coaching of appropriate skills primarily on track.

Cross-country Coach Level 3

The Level 3 Coach Award is gained on successful completion of an approved Level 3 training and assessment course, led by an appointed Level 4 Coach who has qualified as a Senior Tutor. This award qualifies instructors to work on snow and on roller skis with skiers at all levels to advanced, including those seeking further specialisation, such as aspirant Level 1 and 2 Instructors themselves.

Cross-country Coach Level 4

The Level 4 Coaching Award is gained on successful completion of an approved Level 4 training and assessment course, led by an appointed Level 4 Coach who has qualified as a Senior Tutor. This award qualifies coaches to work on snow and on roller skis with skiers at all levels to advanced/expert, including those seeking further specialisation, such as aspirant Level 2 Instructors and Level 3 Coaches themselves.

Telemark Level 1 Instructor

The award qualifies Instructors to work with beginners and improvers. A Level 1 Telemark Instructor is authorized to operate at a local artificial ski centre, which may be operated by clubs, local government, or the private sector.

Telemark Level 2 Instructor

Level 2 Instructors demonstrate a sound understanding of the sport and sufficient information and experience necessary to introduce skiers to the sport, to provide foundations for further learning and to take skiers forwards developing their skill and versatility. The award is intended for use only at artificial ski slopes within the UK.

A Level 2 Instructor is authorized to operate at a local artificial ski centre, working with skiers ranging from complete novice to skiers who are able to show continuously linked parallel turning and are ready to become more specialized in their development.

Telemark Level 3 Coaches

The Level 3 award is designed to provide sound preparation to work and lead in the mountain environment and as such develops well rounded experienced coaches to work with skiers in the UK artificial ski slope environment.

Holders of the Level 3 award are not qualified to coach groups of skiers, they are only qualified to lead groups of skiers on snow abroad in accordance with key conditions of the “Coaches Protocol”:

  1. while skiing within recognised and pisted areas of a ski resort
  2. while skiing with groups of skiers with whom they already have a working relationship through fellow-membership of an affiliated HNGB or UKSS Snowsport member organisation
Telemark Level 4 Coaches

The role of the Level 4 Telemark Coach is to engage and progress the personal development of SSE club skiers, at all levels at home and abroad. This may include coaching SSE members abroad under IVSI protocols. With a current IVSI licence the Level 4 Coach is authorized to operate world-wide, subject to IVSI protocols.

With the Level 4 award, the Coach is entitled to work with skiers at all levels of development including those seeking specialization in competition or coaching.