UKSS Nordic

Nordic skiing encompasses cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, roller skiing and Telemark skiing. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is a major event of these sports, taking place every winter of odd-number years between the Winter Olympics.  The below coaching schemes equip individuals with the skills needed to coach recreational skiers at all levels, from beginner to expert.

Cross-country coaching awards

The Coaching Awards demands the technical ability as outlined in the Nordic Proficiency Awards.

Level 1 – On-snow ski instructor awards are provided – Download further information.
Level 1 – Roller ski instructor awards are provided – Download further information
Level 2 – On-snow ski instructor awards are provided – Download further information
Level 2 – Roller ski instructor awards are provided – Download further information
Level 3 – Coaches contribute to the development of coaching and covers both on-snow and roller ski – Download further information
Level 4 – Coaches contribute to the development of coaching and covers both on-snow and roller ski – Download further information

Telemark coaching awards

Level 1 – Dual awards which qualify instructors to teach both Telemark and Alpine skiing on artificial or snow dome facilities in the UK.
Level 2 – Dual awards which qualify instructors to teach both Telemark and Alpine skiing on artificial or snow dome facilities in the UK.
Level 3 – Leading groups in an open alpine environment e.g. an often unpredictable, hazardous environment in complex ski resorts at home and abroad.
Level 4 – Coaches are adaptable and capable of making appropriate terrain choices to both ‘lead’ and ‘coach’ groups in complex ski resorts at home and abroad.

Download further information on each level below:

Telemark L1

Telemark L2

Nordic Proficiency Awards

The Nordic Proficiency Scheme is open to everyone and offers skiers a five-step programme of awards from beginner to expert. There are awards at each level for cross-country on snow (S) and/or roller skiing (R).

Level 1 & 2 – A modular approach with individual awards for classic and skating, which combine to form the full award.
Level 3 – For competent intermediate skiers covering a range of cross-country techniques on prepared tracks across varying terrain. It provides the technical skills required for the Level 1 Cross Country Coaching Award.
Level 4 – For advanced skiers who can perform all skills effectively and consistently, in varying terrain. It provides the technical skills required for the Level 2 XC Coaching Award.
Level 5 – For expert skiers who can perform all aspects of XC, skiing fluently and easily throughout. It provides the technical skills required for the Level 3 XC Coaching Award.

Download further information on each level below:

 

Nordic Proficiency L1-5

Assessors Guidance