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Instructor Academy


Ski & Snowboard Instructors Courses

To become a Snowsports instructor at an indoor or dry slope, you’ll need a Level 1 instructor qualification.

If you would like to teach on the mountains, you may be able to do this in some ski resorts with a BASI or IASI Level 1 qualification. However, you will mostly be required to have a Level 2 qualification.

Level 1 Ski or Snowboard Instructor Qualification

The Snowsports Instructor Academy at The Snow Centre allows you to gain a Level 1 qualification for three different organisations: BASI, IASI or SSE. If you’re an experienced parallel skier or advanced-level snowboarder, you can become qualified to teach beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders of any age at indoor slopes in the UK.

If you’re unsure of your ability or just want to get some extra practice before your ski or snowboard instructor course, book one of our Skills Development Sessions where our coaches will be happy to assess your level and give you any pointers you may need before you start.


See the diagram below to find out which Level 1 course is right for you.

Interested in being a Snowsports Instructor?

If you’re serious about teaching others how to ski and snowboard, then check out the diagram below to find out which Level 1 course is right for you.

Once you’re sure what’s right for you, sign up for ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses at The Snow Centre.

The word from the slopes

  • “Easy access from M1. Plenty of parking, simple registration, and quick service to collect skis, boots etc. Both lifts serving the main slopes worked faultlessly and although the session was quite busy I felt the slopes were quite free of other skiers & classes. I particularly liked the snow conditions and at the end enjoyed the amazing cafè overlooking the slopes. Reasonably priced menu. All told an excellent start to our skiing this year.”

  • “Very friendly staff. Good, clean facilities and very good prices on lessons & lift passes.”

  • “Very helpful staff would recommend to anyone trying to learn snow sports very down to earth people.”

  • “Great place, nothing negative to add. You can rent all of the equipment down to socks. Any kind of lessons available. Parking, gear store, cafe on site”

  • “Great lessons with experienced instructors who put kids and parents at their ease. The lessons were full as it was half term, but each child still didn’t have to wait too long between turns on the slope. It was easy to get and return equipment and the food in the restaurant was great and came promptly.”

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