BASI Level 3 Training Programme with RTM

Meribel - Centre of The Three Valleys

15th December 2019 - 18th April 2020 Meribel, France Catered

Course Overview

Take your snowboard instructing to the next level with Level 3 coaching from some of the most respected and highly qualified British snowboard instructors, in the massive 3 Valleys ski area.

Receive high end Level 3 training, whilst working with top Swiss and Italian ski schools under the guidance and supervision of some of BASI's best trainers at the RTM Snowboard School in Meribel, giving all instructors the best chance of gaining their Level 3 certification. Hardly any companies offer a Level 3 training package, so take that step to the next level of your training, with help and guidance along the way. 

RTM understand that the core training for passing the BASI Level 3 ISIA training is to concentrate on the technical and teaching courses. We run a bespoke program that enables students to achieve 200 hours, and attend the second discipline, mountain safety and coaching course without losing valuable tech and teach training hours.

By running a bespoke course, RTM meet the needs of the individual students and the different levels of development that are inevitable. 

What to Expect


  • Level 2 BASI (or equivalent)
  • Practical experience and work started towards your 200 hours of teaching experience as a ski instructor is also advantageous


Training only with RTM - £2,500

Training & 3 Valleys season lift pass - £3,600

Catered accommodation, lift pass and training - £7,895



  • 12 hours a week of on-snow training and video feedback for 10 weeks of the course
  • Three hours' teaching training each week for 10 weeks
  • Three to six weeks of shadowing the RTM team
  • Two hours each morning of structured practice on points highlighted by your trainer
  • French lessons each week
  • 4 weeks' work organised during peak weeks with Swiss or Italian ski schools
  • 200 hours signed off by your RTM instructor
  • Mid-season assessment of level with action plans of how to move forward


  • 19 weeks (full season) of catered accommodation in Meribel
  • Close to the pistes
  • Breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and dinner 6 nights a week - all cooked in the comfort of your own home by an experienced chalet host
  • One twin share room and two triple rooms in a comfortable apartment with a large living room, TV, dining area and balcony with views to the slopes
  • Full season 3 Valleys lift pass


These can be easily arranged by the student in resort with the guidance and support of RTM and Basecamp in-resort staff:

  • Level 3 Mountain Safety Award - £505
    • Courses taking place in Courcheval in Jan and March 2019
  • BASI Coaching Award - £435
  • BASI Level 3 Tech Exam - £435
  • BASI Level 3 Teach Exam - £435
  • Second Discipline (BASI Level 1 in another discipline) - £435
    • BASI Level 1 ski taking place at the start of December with Basecamp


Over the duration of the course you can expect to cover the following:


  • Risks and hazards - group management and emergency procedures


  • Understanding the fundamental elements
  • Understanding and performing the central theme
  • Performance analysis and identifying faults
  • Personal performance in long and short carving turns
  • Steeps, bumps and variables level 3 & 4 standards
  • Race and off-piste orientation


  • Deliver teaching sessions to your peers
  • Receive feedback and action plan for each teaching session
  • Ensure that the principle of maximum class activity is employed during teaching sessions
  • Working with outcomes to develop higher level performance
  • Understanding and using the TIED model
  • Understanding and using the performance threads
  • Understanding the teaching tools
  • Class management at higher levels
  • Participate in the review of teaching sessions
  • Tailor the session to the needs of the individuals in the group
  • Establish group and individual goals and deliver sessions that genuinely improve performance
  • Deliver feedback in a supportive, positive way
  • Be clear, concise and audible with your instructions


  • Motivating athletes to success - identifying and achieving personal goals
  • Sustaining performance and peeking for exams or competition

BASI Level 3 Snowboard ISIA

Modules required for Level 3 Qualification:

  • 200 Hrs Teaching Experience
  • Snowboard Level 3 ISIA Teaching Course (5 days)
  • Snowboard Level 3 ISIA Technical Course (5 days)
  • Second Discipline Level 1 Course (5 days)
  • Level 3 Mountain Safety Course (6 days)
  • Second Language Test
  • BASI Coaching Course (5 days)
  • Written Project
  • Interview
  • This course will prepare you to be able to take these modules, and will cover assessment of some of these areas with your instructors or BASI external examiners.

    Course Timeline

    Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.

    • Option to do your BASI Level 1 Ski

      2 Weeks

      One week of training followed by a week of exams to qualify as a Level 1 ski instructor

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    • Shadowing or work experience

      2 Weeks

      Use the busy Christmas and New Year period to get some work instructing or shadow RTM board school

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    • Technical and teaching training

      4 Weeks

      Improve your snowboard skills with focussed Level 3 training and teaching. Mentor the BASI Level 1 & 2 students and learn what it takes to be a Level 3 instructor. 

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    • Shadowing or work experience

      2 Weeks

      Over February Half Term, complete more shadowing of RTM, or more paid work in other resorts. 

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    • Further Level 3 Training

      5 Weeks

      Perfect your snowboard techniques on all conditions, including moguls, piste, freestyle, variable and off piste. Training will be tailored to the conditions, and you will get to know how lessons could be structured.

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    Q: Can I join BASI if I have a qualification from another organisation?

    A: Yes, you can join as an Associate Member of BASI in the normal way and book onto BASI courses. If you want BASI to recognise your existing snowsport instructor qualifications and provide exemption to a BASI course you will have to apply through the Exemption Process. There is an Exemption Processing fee that applies to applicants.

    Q: How do I apply for a BASI course exemption?

    BASI will only consider Course Exemption Applications if applicants meet the following criteria:

    1. You have a valid qualification from an ISIA registered teaching system obtained within the last five years.

    Course Exemption Procedure:

    Applicants can call the BASI Office to discuss their exemption, email or post documentation.

    1. Prepare an Exemption Dossier and include as much relevant support information as possible including: copies of official documentation/certificates, logbooks, teaching hours, references.
    2. Prepare a cover letter with subject title “BASI Course Exemption Application” and include your full details (name, address, date of birth, email and phone number). Please state if you are currently a BASI Member and what course (s) exemptions you are applying for.
    3. Send your cover letter and Exemption Dossier to BASI, Morlich House, 17 The Square, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3HG. (Payment will be taken at the end of the process).
    4. On receipt of all evidence the exemption will be considered. This can take between 2 - 20 working days depending on the complexity of the exemption application.
    5. The Applicant will be contacted by the BASI office regarding the outcome. Payment will be taken and the exemption note will be added to BASI records. 

    Having the support of a training provider really helps when getting everything sorted for BASI Level 3 ISIA. By receiving consistent high-end training throughout the season from an experienced BASI snowboard school, you give yourself the best chance of gaining your Level 3 certification, especially the technical and teaching modules. RTM have proven results and very high pass rate at Level 3 and Level 4 ISTD.

    RTM understand that the core training for passing the BASI Level 3 ISIA training is to concentrate on the Technical and Teaching courses. We run a bespoke program that enables students to achieve 200 hours, and attend the 2nd discipline, mountain safety and coaching course without losing valuable tech and teach training hours.

    By running a bespoke course RTM meet the needs of the individual students and the different levels of development that are inevitable.

    Basecamp and RTM have very strong industry links with many leading ski schools and can help arrange paid employment during peak weeks of the course. Please note that being accepted onto jobs will depend on you being deemed employable by the employers themselves who are third party companies and not obliged to employ anybody they do not feel suitable. Working for third-parties cannot be guaranteed and should there be no work available during any of those weeks, alternative work shadowing opportunities will be provided and you will still have your accommodation in Meribel so you can stay and train.