UKSS - Level 2 Snowboard Instructor


Once you have completed your level 1 award and you’ve gained some experience then you can consider the Level 2 award.

Level 2 Instructors are able to work with beginner’s right up to advanced riders and introduce flatland freestyle. They demonstrate a sound understanding of the sport and sufficient information and experience necessary to introduce riders to the sport, to provide foundations for further learning and to take riders forwards developing their skill and versatility. The award is intended for use only at indoor snow slopes and artificial ski slopes within the UK. These ski centres may be operated by clubs, local government or the private sector.

A Level 2 Instructor is authorized to work with riders ranging from complete novice to riders who are able to show continuously linked turns and are ready to become more specialized in their development, by adding the introduction of freestyle using the natural terrain.

  • Ollie
  • Nollie
  • Nose press
  • Tail Press




This award has three core components:

  • The Level 2 training course, this is delivered at a local ski centre and takes 2 days
  • Further workplace training. This involves you working with a mentor – a more experienced instructor or coach to develop your riding and coaching abilities.
  • The Level 2 Assessment. This can take place at your local ski centre and lasts for a day. Your riding, coaching and underpinning knowledge are all assessed.

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be licenced as a Level 1 instructor. Candidates with current, non Snowsport England instructing qualifications may apply to have their award recognised exempting them from the requirement to hold the Level 1 award.


To be licenced all coaches and instructors must:

  • Be registered with Snowsport England
  • Hold an appropriate first aid certificate
  • Have an appropriate DBS - see DBS disclosures
  • Have attended a safeguarding children in sport course
  • Every three years you are required to attend an appropriate course to update and refresh their qualification. In the case of the level 2 award that can be a one day refresher course or attendance at the UK Snowsports Coaching Conference .
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