More and more students are choosing to take a Gap year, either before or after starting university education. A Gap year can give you a better idea of what you want to study, as well as giving you the chance to meet new people and make some amazing memories! Following a Gap ski instructor course is a popular way to spend a Gap year and here’s why we think you should consider it too…
What is a Gap Year?
It can be hard to make decisions about what to study at university and which possible career paths will be accessible afterwards. Many students choose to take a year out in order to better understand what they want from a future career. This is usually a 12 month break which allows students to gain work experience and valuable skills, including gaining other qualifications. Gap Years are not only taken by students, but sometimes also by professionals taking a break from work.
Why take a gap year?
There are so many reasons why a Gap year can be a great choice. Many students use their Gap year as an opportunity to gain personal and professional experience, to see the world, to learn a specific language, to achieve specific goals and to meet new people. If money is an issue think about starting your Gap Year by gaining some professional experience for a few months. This can also be beneficial for future job applications.
There are many ways to spend a Gap year, but whatever you decide to do, make sure you plan and structure your time in order to make the most of it!
Become a Ski Instructor in your Gap Year
If you decide to follow a Ski Instructor Gap Course you will spend a whole season living in one of the world’s best ski resorts. In Verbier we offer 10-week Gap Courses where we will not only teach you to become a better skier, but you will gain valuable teaching and communication skills, improve your confidence and make great friendships. The skills you gain will be valuable both at university and for your future career. Not to mention being part of a great team, the beautiful Swiss chalet you will be staying in, the chef who will prepare your meals and of course the legendary Verbier après ski and nightlife!
BASI Ski Instructor Course in Verbier
With Altitude Futures you have the chance to become a qualified ski (or snowboard) instructor during an intensive 10-week training course. Over this period our top level ski coaches will prepare you for the BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) Level 1 and 2 Certifications, first aid qualification and practical teaching experience.
The Ski Instructor Course is primarily a practical on-snow course with some early evening lectures covering various teaching, technical and safety topics. Coaching is Monday to Friday with the weekends generally free. There will be a maximum of 10 people per group. Students will share accommodation in a beautiful Swiss Chalet, with 2 daily meals prepared by your in-chalet chef.
So if you are ready to have the time of your life- get in touch and reserve your spot with Altitude Futures!