If you want to put something back into the sport that you love, then the UKCP Level 1 award may be for you.
Designed for working with children (specifically 5-12 years old) and entry standard competitors. The UKCP Coach Level 1 freestyle is able to plan and run individual training sessions appropriate for developing and challenging their athletes’ skills.
Aimed at coaching youngsters between the age of 5-12. Level 1 coaches are able to operate independently in a closed environment (artificial surfaces: dry slope and indoor snow-dome) but must be under direct supervision of a Level 2 Licensed Coach or above. In a mountain environment the supervisor is responsible for the safe conduct of the lesson and must be in a position to intervene in order to prevent inappropriate actions by the Level 1 Licensed Coach.
This award has the following core components:
- The UKCP Level 1 training course, this is delivered at a local ski centre and takes 3 days. On successful completion of this unit, and subject to registration further requirements listed below candidates are licensed at level 1 .Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
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.