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BASI Level 1 Adaptive

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I'm interested to know if anyone on here has completed or attempted the above course and how they found it.

Is it something that needs training in advance or can you just turn up and get on with it?

Apparently it's possible to go straight to adaptive 2 if you've already done another level 2 course, is that correct?
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@boobleblooble, note that BASI have cancelled all the indoor L1 indoor (and there were non scheduled on dry slopes) courses that they were going to run for the moment due the incompatibility with social distancing.

You can go straight to the L2 if you already hold another L2 qualification not just attended the course.

I started the L1 last year, but could not complete after I suffered a serious accident coincidental with the course. What I did was very good.
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@boobleblooble, excellent course and well worth doing for your second discipline, you will learn a lot of useful teaching strategies useful for general ski teaching. Get the manual beforehand as a lot to digest. beef up your quads before the course as snowploughing with a sit ski can take it out of you !
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Thank you everyone, that's helpful. What did you do to prepare though, or is being a BASI 2 alpine enough to turn up on day one and pass?
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Yeah, good course. On my course there were some people who had done some adaptive training/ volunteering before, and some people who had never even seen the equipment before. Some people with alpine quals and some with none. Some people who had learned the booklet inside out and some who hadn't even opened it. Those that found the course toughest were those that turned up cold without having done any of those things. With L2 alpine under your belt, and if you do learn the booklet you should be in a good place even without adaptive experience. The bi-ski stuff (esp fixed riggers) is probably the most difficult to learn) I don't think any alpine L2 would find the stand up skiing (with tethers) challenging.
I considered the L2 adaptive direct entry, but to learn 6 disciplines in 10 days from a standing start with the expense of being in resort seemed a step too far. If you're specifically doing it just for L3 2nd discipline then you might not want to shell out on a two week course that you could come away with nothing from.
I made flashcards using Anki for the disabilities in the book,and found that really helped me. You don't need the stress of learning that in the exam week!
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@Tubaski, thanks that's very helpful. As regards L2 adaptive: yes it means two weeks in the Alps when I'd rather be doing my own skiing and more expensive too. I'd rather just do it in a dome over the summer and have it over with.

@skimottaret, I've had a play with one of the toboggans that the pisteurs use and that was hard enough! Thanks for the warning.

@Ski lots, thanks that's reassuring. I doubt I'll use it that much if at all, but doing something for a disability charity for a warm, fuzzy feeling might be nice.
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