Expert coaches working in a leadership role within a club should consider the UKCP Coach Level 3 Alpine. A licensed Level 3 Coach is able to take on the role of Club Head Coach and assist with the National Team. They are expected to be able to review, develop and lead a team of Coaches.
This award has the following core components:
- The UKCP Level 3 training course, this is delivered at a mountain ski area and takes 6 days. On successful completion of this unit, and subject to registration and CRB checking you are granted Level 3 Trainee status. To be given licenced status you will have to:
- Complete a distance learning workbook.
- Pass the Level 3 Assessment. Some Level 3 Assessments are conducted one on one at a time of your choosing. Other candidates prefer to be assessed together with a group of colleagues. You will be expected to show that you can run a safe coaching session and that your personal skiing is adequate. You must be able to carve clean track turns in a Giant Slalom course on a steep red piste at speed while showing good posture and control prior to attending. You are also expected to be able to cross-block slalom gates at speed while skiing a good race line prior to attending. Candidates must be physically fit and will be expected to take part in physically demanding activities.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and hold Level 2 Performance UKCP trainee status, or apply for recognition of a non UK coaching award.
To be licenced all coaches and instructors must also:
- Be registered with Snowsport England
- Hold an appropriate first aid certificate
- Have completed a Criminal Record check, now known as a DBS check
- Have attended a safeguarding children course
- Attend an appropriate update course every three years.