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Having experienced the thrill of snowsports for the first time on our 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 also take part in a mental wellbeing workshop with a registered counsellor. Topics include positive relationships, social media, communication, anger, anxiety and loneliness.
Young people receive an ASDAN Sports and Fitness certificate and by the end of the programme they will have progressed significantly towards becoming more able and aware skiers and snowboarders. Our young people also continue their progression through the Snowsport England or Snowsport Scotland Snow Life 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 qualified instructors.
Due to Covid-19, dates for the 2020 Graduate Programme is TBC.
Please note that young people can only attend this programme if they have taken part in our summer First Programme. Programme costs start at £255 per person but we do have funding available so please get in touch to discuss.
Our London programmes take place at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. For more information please contact Shayleigh Kitto.firstname.lastname@example.org 07526 204168
Our Scotland programmes take place at Snow Factor and Bearsden Ski and Board Club in Glasgow. For more information please contact Laura McIntyre.email@example.com 07714 754476
Our Midlands programmes take place at the SnowDome in Tamworth. For more information please contact Chris Walsh.firstname.lastname@example.org 07719 329732