We offer snowboard instructor qualifications from the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). World renowned, highly respected and internationally recognised, these are the best qualifications for any aspiring snowboard instructor. Read more about the qualifications below.
The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Level 1 qualification is a 3 day course that allows successful graduates to teach from beginner up to intermediate snowboarders. On this course candidates are assessed on both snowboarding and teaching ability (you have to pass both).
The CASI Level 1 course is a professional qualification, conducted in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere and is designed to provide participants with all the skills required to begin their role as a new snowboard instructor in the industry.
The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 2 qualification is for CASI level 1 snowboard instructors who want to further their skills. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to teach beginner to advanced snowboarders at higher speeds and in a variety of terrain. Once again, both riding and teaching abilities will be assessed with indoor, on snow, and online modules
During this 4 day qualification candidates will receive coaching on their riding and teaching skills. This course combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of guest interaction, communication and technical analysis skills.
The CASI Level 2 is a world renowned and globally recognised qualification and will allow you to work in many different countries worldwide!
Having more qualifications than the next person is always useful when you are trying to find employment in the winter sports industry. If you are looking to push yourself to get the most out of your season, then the Simply Snowsports crew will happily help to organise some additional courses wherever possible. Here are a couple that will spice up any CV and look good to future employers...
With the recent successes of the British Freestyle Snowboarding Team at Sochi last winter, it is a great time to be involved with freestyle coaching. If you love the park and you want to be involved with inspiring the next generation of athletes, then the CASI Park Instructor Level 1 is for you.
This qualification is designed to give participants all the required skills to safely introduce snowboarders to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding. This two day course will focus on spin and rail progressions along with understanding basic freestyle techniques, lesson planning and effective communication skills.
Become a CADS instructor and learn to assist individuals with a disability to lead a richer and fuller life through active participation in recreational and competitive snow sports. This course consists of Participation in a two day Instructor Training Clinic, including the indoor session, and Clinics cover 3 Track, 4 Track, Blind, Sitski, and the use of specialized equipment (8 hours) and an open book exam (1hour).
Become a part of enabling all people, regardless of level of ability due to injury or birth defect to enjoy the rugged beauty and pristine nature of the mountains through specially designed devices for people with disabilities.
There are many reasons for taking this course, whether you are wanting to help a family member or friend get out on the mountain, to gain compassion for other’s challenges, or to achieve more diverse training when applying for work. Regardless of your reasons, you will come away with a first-hand sense of what obstacles people face, and your role in helping them conquer their hurdles. A fantastic course for all aspiring snowboard and ski instructors.