The NPC Level 2 Coach works in a club or centre environment. They coach skiers who are beginners through to proficient skiers who elect to be competitive or who may wish to race and tour for fun, health and fitness. The NPC level 2 may also be the lead club coach and a further 1 day module is offered for this role.
The award can be taken on roller skis/track matting or on snow. Thus a Level 2 NPC (roller ski) or Level 2 NPC (on snow) can be converted to a full award with a one day conversion course and assessment.
The course is run by Snowsport Scotland tutors at club venues. Register your interest in attending a level 2 course here and check the SSS course calendar for any upcoming dates.
Before attending a level 1 NPC course the aspirant coach should:
- Be a proficient Nordic skier on track skis or on roller skis (as appropriate). Both classic and free techniques should be efficient, flowing and rhythmical with weight-transfer allowing full glide on flat and climbing terrain with good balance. Downhill techniques should be appropriate to moderate slopes and the type of award undertaken and should show agility and control as required;
- Have an awareness of roller ski maintenance or snow ski preparation, including basic waxing for both grip and glide; and
- Have registered with the coaching scheme of Snowsport Scotland.
Before being awarded the NPC level 1 the aspirant coach should:
- Hold a current 16 hour emergency first aid certificate;
- Attend a 3 hour child protection course;
- After attending the training course gain 30 hours experience in coaching in a club environment certified by their lead coach; and
- Be at least 18 years of age before attending the training course.
An outline of the course content is available here.