Help! I failed my A-Levels, what now?

BASI-Partner-ColourThe dreaded, or celebrated day is here – and whatever your results, you still have options and it is not the end of the world if you didn’t quite get the grades!

Some of the most successful people in the world didn’t get top marks, and if you find yourself being a little disappointed, don’t fret – we’ve got your back!

You’ve been given an oppotunity to take stock, and come up with a plan B. Plan B could be a different career path, or, just taking time out on a gap year to work out what went wrong, and get a well deserved rest from 14 years of school!

And, if you’ve got the grades but suddenly find yourself asking ‘is university right for me?’, it is likely you need to take some time away from edcuation too – afterall, spending £10,000+ a year on going to uni means you should be 100% sure before you go!

It’s time to consider a gap year abroad, consider a ski instructor course or snowboard instructor course, it could be the path for you.

You’ll Get a Shed-Load of Work Experience

If you think a gap year will mean a huge gap on your CV, think again. On a ski or snowboard gap year you are partnered with a working snow-school. You’ll receive tuition each week, but will also shadow lessons, work one-to-one with professional ski instructors and see the inner workings of the work place. You will come away with an international ski or snowboard qualification, plus you’ll have tons of work experience to go along with it. Our BASI Ski Instructor Course and BASI Snowboard Instructor Course has a whopping 270+ hours of training and coaching time, plus you’ll be in the winter hot spot of Tignes – arugably the greatest ski area in Europe!

The Greatest 3 Months of Your Life + An International Qualification

BASI – The British Association of Snowsports Instructors is an internationally recognised organisation. On a 10 week BASI course you receive tuition from the highest level instructor you can get – a BASI level 4 ISTD.  Once you have level 2, the world is your oyster – once qualified you can work in ski resorts all over the globe teaching the sport you love! ISIA-logoBASI is one of only a handful of organisations recognised as standard by the International Ski Instructors Association at level 3 and 4. By taking a BASI course, you are joining one of the most elite ski organisations in the world.

University Costs HOW MUCH?!?!?!?!

pounds-and-pence-1566451University tuition is an eyewatering £9000 per year, plus the extra cost of living. By the time graduation rolls around the average student is shouldering £44,000 worth of debt. A ski instructor course will cost between £7000 – £11000 for a full season and includes most expenses such as travel, food, accommodation and 5* tuition (that’s less than one year of tuition fees).

Best Job in the World

Just look at our office! It is just one reason why ski and snowboard instructing is the greatest job ever! The greatest views, the freshest powder and best of all – you will make lifelong friends. The icing on the cake, is once qualified, you’re paid to do a sport you love. Snow junkies can spend everlasting winters between New Zealand and Europe. Becoming a snowboard or ski instructor on a gap year ensures you aren’t stuck in a boring office 9 to 5. When the mountains are your office, the world is yours for the taking.

Apply now for Winter Sports Company’s BASI ski instructor course in Tignes & Val D’Isere, France. It will be the best decision you ever make.

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