Snowsports Course Organiser Award

For most local authorities and independent schools it is a requirement that the organiser of a school ski visit holds the Snowsports Course Organiser’s Award of Snowsport England.

This is a 6 hour theory course covering the following:

Aims and educational potential of a ski course Value of residential education
Skiing as a personal challenge

Planning and selecting a ski course

Pre-visit preparation and post course debriefing
Planning, permission, staffing, booking and selling the course, passports, insurance, currency, medical matters, fitness training, value of dry slope tuition, evaluation of total cost.
Selecting: time of year, tour operator, country, resort, accommodation, travel

Running a ski course

Travel. First day. Fire precautions. Monitoring ski classes. Illness and injuries. Ski tests. Evening activities. Responsibilities and discipline.

Ski clothing and equipment

Skis, sticks and boots: what to look for. Clothing: hire, buy, improvise. Outer clothing, Inner clothing,
Ancillary items. Leader’s kit.

Ski safety

Mountain hazards: cold, wind, precipitation, visibility, sun, altitude, rapid change. Ski Way Code.
Accident avoidance. Accident procedure. Group control. Hazards of ‘free skiing’

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Course
Snowsport Course Organiser Award
Price
£145.00
Availability
12 Places Available

Aims and educational potential of a ski course Value of residential education
Skiing as a personal challenge

Planning and selecting a ski course
Pre-visit preparation and post course debriefing
Planning, permission, staffing, booking and selling the course, passports, insurance, currency, medical matters, fitness training, value of dry slope tuition, evaluation of total cost.
Selecting: time of year, tour operator, country, resort, accommodation, travel

Running a ski course
Travel. First day. Fire precautions. Monitoring ski classes. Illness and injuries. Ski tests. Evening activities. Responsibilities and discipline.

Ski clothing and equipment
Skis, sticks and boots: what to look for. Clothing: hire, buy, improvise. Outer clothing, Inner clothing,
Ancillary items. Leader’s kit.

Ski safety
Mountain hazards: cold, wind, precipitation, visibility, sun, altitude, rapid change. Ski Way Code.
Accident avoidance. Accident procedure. Group control. Hazards of ‘free skiing’

Times 9.00 – 4.00

Assessment This course is non-assessed.

Certification Participants will receive a certification of attendance at the course.

Registration
Following the course, in order to register as a Snowsports Course Organiser with Snowsport England (this is optional), you must send to Snowsports England:

  1. Attendance certificate (available on course)

  2. Proof of being able to ski to a minimum standard of competent ski plough turns (you do

    not need to bring this to the course)

  3. Completed application forms (available on course).

Venue 
Redbridge Drama & Teachers Centre,
Churchfields,
South Woodford,
London,
E18 2RB.

Nearest underground station is South Woodford (Central Line) approx 800 metres away.

Tutor 
Martin Tomlinson

Cost
£145 + VAT (includes SCO Course Pack & Going Skiing Handbook). 

Venue
Redbridge Drama Centre London