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    Posted: 14 June 2010 at 20:06
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Can anyone tell me of a company that offers a month or so course for 3000-4000 pounds and then can guarentee work if you pass? Please only things that you have experienced, not seen on the internet...

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Hi
It depends what you want for your money.  I would recommend New Gen Gap season courses.  It's all included (except insurance, I think). Accom, food, BASI courses (L1 and L2), training, liftpasses, even a jacket.  But it's more like £7,500.  Which you could easily spend on just being a skibum.  BASI level 2 will equip you to work in Italy with Interski (£200 per week for as many weeks as you can get all expenses paid in End March-April).
http://www.skinewgen.com/instructor-courses/gap/pdf/New%20Generation%20GAP%202011_OnlineVersion.pdf
Bear in mind - Level 2 is only half way, and the second half is 4 times more difficult!
I know the people who run this course, and definitely recommend them as being at the top-end.
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hey Idio,

I can only really speak about Whistler but I can tell you how things work here, I believe its similar most places. I think you will find it hard to find you a company who will guarantee you a job when your course ends for a few reasons. The way it works here is if you do well on the course then the instructor running the course will usually pass your name on and encourage you to apply

We cant guarantee work (like most companys here are a couple of reasons)

What if they guarantee you work and you turn out being a terrible instructor?
Sometimes there is a bad snow season and there is no need for more instructors as there are no guests to teach..

Dont be discouraged! My advice is just to find a good course go and try your very best if you turn up everyday with a good attitude (not drunk helps) and ski well you stand a good chance of employment afterwards. You will also have one of the best times of your life!

If your interested in Whistler our site has lots of info on it www.rideonwhistler.com




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I agree, while many gap companies say there is work opportunities no one is in a position where they can guarantee a job after the course, there are too many unknowns such as: will there be enough work (full timers will get priority) how good an instructor are you going to be, if there are 30 people on a course not all of them can be employed. Interski in Italy used to be a good source of jobs and we (www.altitude-futures.com) have a good working relationship with them to get our gap students some work, but since the Italians have relaxed the law, any instructors can work up to 4 weeks a season with them (it was 1 week) this has reduced the number of jobs for instructors.

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You need to be a certified Level I CSIA instructor and either have teaching experience and/or have participated in a ski instructor training course. You'll need to be passionate about furthering your instructing skills, enjoy skiing off-piste and challenging the daily snow conditions.
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Hi guys,
I did my instructor training with EA last season in Banff, I had an awesome winter!! They guarantee a job offer as well as the training.  I got to work as soon as I passed my level one exam... this season I am working at a resort in Australia so has all worked out pretty nicely for me. :-)
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You can compare ski schools prices in France with Resaski, and for other coutries soon I think !

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Hi There.
 
Be a little careful with such a short course. Typically a course costing that sort of money will only get you a level one qualification.
Most employers require a minimum of level two, which is usually only attainable on a 10 or 11 week course. Certainly also for employers afterwards they will typically only consider you with a minimum of a level 2. Certainly this is the case in Switzerland and is also the case in Canada and the US.
I hope this helps
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The way it works here is if you do well on the course then the instructor running the course will usually pass your name on and encourage you to apply...




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SIA Austria offer courses from €4.500 EURO with job guarantees afterwards in Austria.

check it out at www.siaaustria.com

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Hey

Where are you from? Chat to team at EA they will be able to offer you something I'm sure. Canada or USA maybe.

Nicky :)
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