Welcome to the Nordic Proficiency Awards home page!
The newly developed Nordic Proficiency Awards are a new national framework for progressing cross-country skiing skills. Designed for all ages starting from participant’s first time on skis ranging up to a competent cross-country skier who would not be out of place skiing on a World Cup homologated course!
Full Assessment Criteria
Nordic Proficiency Awards
This PDF has the assessment criteria for all levels of the Nordic Proficiency Awards. It is designed as a reference manual for Proficiency Award assessors, but participants are welcome to have a look at what they will be assessed on and what skills and outcomes are coming up next!
Click on the thumbnail to open the Assessment Criteria as a PDF Flipbook.
Your Nordic proficiency achievements will be signed-off by our appointed assessors who have gone through assessor training and are registered with us as an individual member or through a member club.
Our assessors can be volunteers, coaches or parent helpers who are actively engaged in delivery cross-country ski activity. The levels they can assess are dependent on their coaching qualifications and experience.
No coaching qualification
Levels 1 and 2 in a session set up by a qualified coach
Levels 1 – 4
Performance Coach or higher
Clubs and facilities will be able to nominate individuals for assessor training. SSS will get in touch to arrange. Individuals are also able to nominate themselves.