The UK Coaching Pathway (UKCP) and Nordic Performance Coach (NPC) courses are geared towards qualifying coaches with the necessary skills to safely and successfully train athletes with a specific focus on performance training and competitions. Snowsport Scotland works in conjunction with Snowsport England, Snowsport Wales, and British Ski & Snowboard to provide the UKCP courses that are available in Alpine, Snowboard and Freeski disciplines. Nordic is a standalone pathway offered by Snowsport Scotland.
The pathways start with a 3-day course giving an introduction into performance coaching and will allow you to run sessions at artificial slopes or assist a L2 or above, running training sessions in the mountains.
Levels 2, 3 and 4 increase your coaching skills and give you greater responsibility and scope within which to use your qualification. Please see below for further information on each course.
UKCP Alpine Coach L1
UKCP Alpine Coach L2
UKCP Alpine Coach L3 (Under Development)
UKCP Freeski Coach L1
UKCP Freeski Coach L2
UKCP Snowboard Coach L1
UKCP Snowboard Coach L2
Snowsport Scotland and IASI (Irish Association of Snowsport Instructors) have recently extened their partnership to allow UKCP L2 Licenced coaches access to the IASI Mountain Safety courses for those wishing to take their group off piste.