Having experienced the thrill of snowsports for the first time on a Snow-Camp First Tracks programme, moving onto the Graduate Programme is the obvious next step for young people who are keen to continue with skiing or snowboarding. With 6 days on the snow, spread over a two month period, the Graduate Programme gives young people the opportunity to take their skiing and snowboarding to the next level. With a longer period of time on the slope, qualified instructors help young people progress week by week.
Group classroom sessions held before each slope lesson expose young people to the wider world of skiing and snowboarding, with talks each week from those involved across the ski industry from seasonaires, snowsports media, tour operators and athletes. Life-skills remain a significant part of the programme, as to complete the course young people require commitment, dedication and focus – this is all positively discussed during the sessions.
Young people receive an accredited ASDAN Sports and Fitness Qualification by the end of the programme and will have progressed significantly towards becoming more able and aware skiers and snowboarders. They also continue their progression through the Snowsport England, Snowsport Wales or Snowsport Scotland Snowlife Award system started on the First Tracks Programme.
At this point young people have the opportunity to progress on to the Snow-Camp Excel Programme where they will train to become Snowsport England and Snowsport Scotland Ski or Snowboarding Level 1 Instructors.