Instructor Gap year, Instructor Levels 1&2 + Freestyle coaching courses

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Definition can help you become an instructor and a freestyle coach in the UK and on the mountains. We offer training and assessments to help you get going or to further your career in snowsports.

For pre course freestyle training head to

 Pre instructor training course!!

1 week snowboard instructor pre course training camps January, February & March

Freestyle coaching awards training check out our freestyle course training dates in the UK.

 Freestyle Levels 1&2

  •  April Bansko, Bulgaria IASI level 2 £250

10 week Instructor training (Gap year) Level 1 & 2 IASI training and assessments


Course: IASI Level 2 10 week instructor programSki and snowboard Gap year

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria


Start January 2021

Finish  March 2021


Cost: 5,499

Duration: 10 weeks Please scroll down for more details!!


Level 1 Snowboard instructor course

Venue: The Snow Centre Hemel

Course: IASI Level 1 Snowboard instructor course                            

  • March 2020  


Cost: £495

Duration: 5 days (this is normally a 6 day course. We will be running longer days on this course)


Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Course: IASI Level 1 Snowboard instructor course

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Dates: January 2021

Cost: £570

Duration: 6 days



Level 2 snowboard Instructor course


Course: IASI Level 2 Snowboard instructor course

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Dates: 29th March – 3rd April 2020

Cost: £570

Duration: 6 days training and assessment.






IASI Snowboard Freestyle coaching course

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Dates: 2021

Cost: £250

Duration: 2 days training and assessment.



Course: IASI Level 2 freestyle coach

Course: IASI Level 2 Snowboard Freestyle coaching course

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Dates: April 2021

Cost: £250

Duration: 2 days training and assessment.



Method snow school 10 Week Instructor Programme




We are also pleased to announce a new partnership with Definition Camps and Method snow school.

Bulgaria has been a popular destination for UK riders for the last 10 years and has always catered for snowboarders with ever improving parks and some great riding especially in Bansko, which has been developing the ski area. Bansko has some amazing off piste in the back gullies and trees.


Bulgaria still remains great value for money meaning you can go out and enjoy yourself without breaking the bank. A pint of beer in harry’s is about £1.50 and we have secured a discount for you to make a great social season.


Definition and Method are keeping it as cheap as possible so that becoming an instructor isn’t going to cost you a small fortune. As far as we know we are the cheapest out there and are one of a select few companies that can actually do the all the training and assessment ourselves.


The 10 week program will begin with the level 1 on the first week so you can get a full week of coaching to set you up for the season.

Weeks 2-8 will run as 2-3 mornings a week of training which will allow plenty of time for personal riding/training and shadowing.  Half term week will be a full week of shadowing.

Weeks 9&10 are training and assessment for the Level  2 this will be a full 2 weeks Monday – Friday of training and assessment.


To fully complete your Instructors awards you will need to attend a first aid course and complete a Safeguarding Children module. In addition to this there is 35 hours for shadowing a snow school which can be done with Method snow school during the 7 weeks training.




Our package for the 2015 season will include the following:

  • All in resort accommodation costs and bills included.
  • Group transfers on the specified start and finish dates.
  • lift pass.
  •  All performance/rider training for the 10 weeks.
  • IASI level 1 & 2 Course Fees.
  • Shadowing experience with logged hours (at least 35 hours).
  • Employment opportunities for future seasons at the mountain school.
  • Discount on private sessions with the Method coaches in resort prior to the exams if you require extra input.
  • Discounts in local Bars.

Not included:

The cost for the 10 week course DOES NOT include the following:

  • Flights
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money
  • Laundry or cleaning service




Freestyle level 1 & 2:

For the riders who would like to get into freestyle coaching

Level 1 & 2 Freestyle Coach will run

Level 1 freestyle course March £250

Level 2 freestyle course March £250

For more information  please email for the UK courses

Private coaching is available

Private lessons

Half day coaching only £210

Full day coaching  only £420

These private sessions are for up to 2 people


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