ASCL Course - Cancelled

SSE Centrally organised ASCL Course in Civetta, Italian Dolomites 14-21st December 2019

ASCL Course, Civetta- Booking Information

Snowsport England advises all candidates NOT to book flights until the course has been confirmed that is going ahead

Pre-requirements - To gain the award, the candidate must:

  • Be over the age of 21.
  • Be a qualified school teacher or youth leader.
  • Be a full member of Snowsport England
  • First years membership is included in the course fee. Further details will be sent once you have booked onto the course.
  • Have completed the Snowsport Course Organiser course (one day). Please check SSE Website for SCO dates .
  • Have completed a 2-day HSE approved First Aid course.
  • Have completed a minimum of 6 weeks Ski or Snowboard experience on snow in Alpine environments.
  • Have organised or assisted in the organisation/leading of at least three alpine school/youth snowsport trips.

NB. If candidates find it difficult to access a suitable First Aid and/or SCO before December these can be completed retrospectively but the award will not be issued until all aspects of the 6 day course and pre-requirements are successfully completed.

Entry Standard and Previous Experience

Candidates must be able to ski/snowboard rhythmically linked steered turning in good control, showing good balance and technique and appropriate use of the equipment. They should show appropriate choice of line, speed and terrain. This turning will be made on varied runs and in varied snow conditions and appropriate to leading groups down a slope. In the case of skiers, the skis will be parallel throughout the majority of the arc. (Rhythmically linked means that one turn will flow directly into the next without any traverse or straight line or undue skidding).

Candidates who are uncertain of their performance level are advised to seek an informal assessment at their local slope.

It is unlikely that candidates will have reached the required entry level of performance with less than six weeks experience on snow and without engaging in appropriate personal coaching and training.


Candidates must be able to ski/snowboard for a least 6 hours a day for 6 consecutive days. The latter is to ensure that they have the basic ability and fitness to complete the practical part of the course satisfactorily and meet the 'International protocols' for coaches working 'abroad'


Fee includes

7 nights half board accommodation at slope side twin room accommodation

All tutor, registration and course fees.

Extra costs not included

Lunch on mountain every day.

Civetta 6 day lift pass (discounted cost negotiated in resort €)

Ski and boot hire, if required

Travel to and from Civetta. There may be possibilities for candidates to share travel/ transport to resort either by car/ferry or with flights to either Venice Marco Polo (EasyJet ) or Venice Treviso (Ryanair). Other carriers also fly into both Airports. We are hoping to arrange one Airport transfer on each of the arrival and departure dates. Transfer time approximately ninety minutes. Car hire is inexpensive at this time of year so this can be considered.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the course with the tutor prior to booking, please call Snowsport England on 01509 232323.

A deposit of £100 will be required when booking which is non-refundable.

The balance must be paid in full 10 weeks prior to departure.

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Although travel insurance is not included in the Snowsport England membership, we know how important it is to have suitable travel insurance when going overseas for a Snowsport holiday, or to train or compete in skiing or snowboarding events. So we offer additional benefits to a standard travel policy, including, freestyle, off-piste, competitive single trip and annual policies, £10,000,000 medical expenses limit as standard and emergency assistance on call 24/7. Click here to get an Online Quote

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