SSCD Guide Training

Guide Training Format

The Guide Training scheme enables volunteers to train, qualify and register as guides, the scheme embodies the ethos that the needs of the skier are paramount, on and off skis. The 24-hour commitment a guide makes requires care, patience and understanding. There are minimum skiing ability and age restrictions to become a guide, plus all the safeguarding and government requirements.

There are 3 levels of qualification, Grade 3,2,1. 

  • Grade 3 – Requires a weekend disability awareness course, plus 10 hours of logged contact time and Level 4 UK Snowlife Ski Award competence achieved.
  • Grade 2 – Requires you are a current grade 3, a week-long Grade 2 Guide Training Course, 20 hours logged, supported on a ski holiday, Level 6 UK Snowlife Ski Award competence achieved and be endorsed by a disabled skier they have worked with
  • Grade 1 – Requires you are a current grade 2, supported minimum of 2 ski holidays, endorsement for show course tutor or holiday organiser, Level 8 UK Snowlife Ski Award competence achieved


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Accreditation and Recognition

UK Coaching submitted the Grade 3 course to CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) for endorsement under the title: “Disability Awareness (Skiing) Course”

CIMSPA evaluated the Grade 3 course against its standards (CIMSPA Professional Standard: Population Specialism: Working Inclusively – Working with Disabled People).

CIMSPA warded the course 8 CPD points.