We are the only UK Company qualified to examine for all the main governing bodies of snowboarding in Great Britain. We know exactly what you are tested on as we are the ones that test you.
Be aware many offer “training” but only we are qualified to qualify you.
Snowboard Coach are the only UK coaching company that are qualified and approved to teach all levels of instructor training. We offer courses in the UK and abroad at our winter base of Arnisal Andorra. We also offer pre course training for any instructor level again in the UK and in Andorra.
Want a heads up on what you need to work on to pass your
first Instructor Course? Our training sessions will give
you a perfect idea of what’s included in the riding and
teaching elements of the actual Level 1 and what you will
be examined on. We will also give you a timescale of when
we think you will be ready to take the course and pass.
We have 2 training options for the Level 1.
UK: Come and join us on any of our indoor 1 and 2 days courses or a private session.
Andorra: our riding weeks are perfect for preparing for a level 1 course.
For more info on the actual Level 1 exam please download our brochure.
There is a massive step in terms of the required riding
and teaching ability for the Level 2...so don’t be caught
If you have completed the Level 1 and want to do the Level 2, then our interim training program is the perfect solution. After all you wouldn’t go from your GSCE’s straight to your A’levels without a bit of work in between.
As well as our 1 and 2 day courses in the UK, we run specific Level 2 training weeks during the winter. We work through all the terrain that you will be tested on during the actual exam and have a mock assessment so you know what you need to fix, to pass this next step. We also look at teaching scenarios and give you tips and ideas that will develop your skills as an instructor in the mountain environment.
Download our Level 2 Prep Week Brochure for more information.
If you are serious about passing this top level exam, then look at our Level 3 season training program which will really help to prepare you both physically and mentally.
However, we do understand not everybody can commit to the full season away, so we offer a fully tailored solution to your Level 3 training.
Our training dates work around you so you can join us for as many weeks as you can. You join in with our Level 3 training and receive 1:1 sessions during your time with us. You will also shadow our Level 2 program and conduct teaching sessions with our trainees.
This is to develop a higher level of teaching and riding skill and awareness. Riding indoors and teaching people to turn will not help for the Level 3. You need to be the best riders and teachers the system has to offer.
All of us at Snowboard Coach have taken and passed this course. We are also qualified to deliver the exams...we know what you need to do to pass.
Please email us for a tailored package to suit your requirements.
If you have done a Level 1 or Level 2 and been told you need to “re-sit” the technical or teaching part then we can help. We offer private and group re-sits in the UK and Andorra.
If you are already an instructor then you will need to attend a Continual Professional Development day (refresher) every 3 years. Snowboardcoach are the only UK Company who can refresh any level of instructor from any of the UK Snowboarding Governing Bodies.
Please get in touch with your specific requirements.
Part of being a good instructor is to shadow lessons and build your skills and knowledge. Not only when you are just starting out, but as you progress. As part of the instructor pathway you must build these hours shadowing at the relevant level.
All of our courses can count and we are authorised to sign off any hours you undertake with Snowboard Coach.
The cost of the course is the same but we involve you more in the teaching process and work with you to help you understand what we are doing and why.
Shadowing Snowboard Coach is ideal if working towards your Level 2 and beyond.
Please contact us if there is a course you would like to shadow.
A massive thank you to @snowboardcoach Ash, for honestly one of the most inspirational experiences of my life... I've learned so much and met so many amazing people! Thank you all for making this week truly unforgettable...
Just wanted to say how much Luke appreciated the weekend at Hemel with Chris. It was hugely worthwhile for him and his development as a boarder. Chris was superb with him. So thank you - we'll be back for more...
The weekend was good fun, Chris is a great coach, thanks for a great 2 days.
Back in sunny England, thanks for a fantastic week on the slopes , will be back next year.
Had a really great week. I could relax and enjoy learning stuff instead of feeling under pressure to keep up. A great big thanks and hug from me :).
Chris was excellent, just the right amount of group and one-on-one stuff, tailored everything to the conditions each day to ensure the fun-level was maxed. My first time in powder stuff, first time through trees , first time flat running and carving , the list goes on so a massive cheers to you guys.
I had a great week with you all. Chris is a great instructor. Loved the area and lack of lift queues. Thought I was getting a bit long in the tooth for the board but I reckon there's a season or two left in me. I'll be back next year and hopefully persuade my son to come along and get back on his board too. Thanks.
The course was exactly what I needed. I really loved the way Olly stripped everything back then added on the layers one by one. I'm doing my BASI level 1 in Hemel next week and Olly's instruction really made me feel more confident. I only wish I had discovered Snowboard Coach courses earlier.
Again for the 3rd year running, thanks to you guys for excellent coaching and an awesome time in Arinsal. Same again for next year...just book my place now ;)
I had a great week away. The accommodation and food in the hotel was great. Great instruction from Chris…I had a wonderful holiday. Thanks a lot for all you did to make my stay so enjoyable.
Just wanted to thank Ash and Chris for a brilliant course. The whole week was great, the coaching and the structure to the course was spot on. I learnt loads and my boarding has improved so much, I can’t thank you enough….
Thanks for a brilliant week away Ash, will recommend you guys to everyone.
Had an amazing time. It was better than all my holidays put together. Easily! Chris made stuff look very very smooth and easy when he did the demo’s...I seriously need to practice now :)
What can I say about Olly. OMG what a lovely guy...We just loved him. He knew his stuff. Also he wasn't aggressive with his Instructions, but knew what he wanted us to achieve. 10 out 10 for Olly and thanks for a brilliant day.