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CSIA Level IV Senior Instructor

About
The Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) provide the internationally recognised ski instructor course and qualifications. The CSIA was established in 1938 and has around 26,000 members working world wide.

There are now hundreds of instructors working throughout the states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Europe and Andorra, who gained or furthered their qualifications with our CSIA courses in Soldeu-El Tarter.

CSIA Courses in Andorra

The Course Information below has been extracted from the CSIA website and relates to the course structure in Canada. In Andorra, although the Goals and Content amount to the same, you will notice differences to the Course Outline and Schedule. For example all Indoor course work in Andorra usually takes place in the evenings.


CSIA Level IV

This certification is the highest certification granted to ski instructors in Canada. At the Academy we provide this 6 day training course BUT NOT THE EXAM. Currently the Exam is only available in Canada.

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Please Note: All the course details on instructor-academy.com are for your guidance only. The content will rarely change but the actual course structure day-by-day is decided by the Course Conductor in resort.
  
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Level 4 Program Description
The Level 4 program aims to train and develop expert instructors by perfecting their skill development abilities, as well as their skiing and methodology, on all terrain, for all levels of skiers.
The Level 4 certification requires successfully completing 3 exams: Level 4 skiing exam, Level 4 expert teaching exam and Trainer Development Exam. Partial certification is possible for either skiing or teaching. To achieve the partial teaching certification, both the Level 4 expert teaching and trainer development exams must be successfully completed.
The structure consists of 4 components:


Level 4 Training
This course provides training in expert skiing and teaching and individual development strategies. Candidates leave the course with clear verbal and written evaluations of their performance and potential, suggestions for long term development, and strategies and time frame for exam preparation. Sessions will focus on:

  • Expert Development Principles
  • Situational Development with methodology
  • Ski-off review with individual objectives and strategies


Duration : 4 days 
Prerequisites: CSIA Level 3 certification 

Level 4 Exam – Can only be taken in Canada ***

  • Skiing is evaluated in a ski-off format, consisting of 9 demonstration runs. The ski-off procedure is reviewed during the course and each candidate will be given clear directions for exam preparation.
  • The expert teaching exam consists of a 1h 30min to 1hr 45min ski improvement lesson taught to your peers. Teaching assignments are given on day 1 of the exams.
  • Candidates who fail skiing or expert teaching can be re-tested on that portion with no time limitation. Candidates passing one portion will never have to be re-tested for that portion.
  • Partial certification is possible for either skiing or teaching. To achieve the partial teaching certification, the candidate is required to successfully complete both the Level 4 expert teaching and trainer development exams.
  • All Candidates, including first-time participants, have the option of challenging only one portion of exams (skiing or expert teaching).
  • The process of certification is not limited in time. Once qualified for the exams, candidates will not have to attend the Level 4 Training course ever again.


Duration : 4 days 
Prerequisites: CSIA Level 3 + one of the following element:

  • CSCF Entry Level (trained)
  • CSIA Snow Park Certification
  • CASI Level 1 Certification
  • CSGA Pre-course completed
  • CANSI Level 1 Certification
  • CFSA Club coach workshop completed
  • CADS Level 1 certification

Trainer Development Module
This module covers methods of instructor training ("teach to teach"). It is recommended for any level 3 that wishes to become a level 1 course conductor, and mandatory for level 4 certification (*note: anyone that has taken the level 4 training course prior to the 2015-16 session is granted an equivalence for this component).

Duration : 2 days 
Prerequisites: CSIA Level 3 certification 

Trainer Development Exam
After completing the trainer development module, candidates must pass an instructor training session (45-55 minute peer teaching). While this exam can be completed before or after Level 4 exams, this is a required component for the level 4 teaching certification. Candidates who have already achieved the Level 4 partial-Teach certification are granted an equivalency on this component.

Duration : 1 day 
Prerequisites: Trainer Development module 

 

 

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