This qualification is for people who work as either snowsport equipment technicians or bootfitters in the snowsport industry.
Ill-fitted ski boots or faulty equipment can bring a real down-buzz to someone's skiing or snowboarding experience. Workshop technicians and bootfitters are crucial for ensuring customers have a safe and exhilarating time on the slopes.
This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace in the snowsport industry.
Graduates of the Workshop Technician strand will be able to provide specialist repair and maintenance services for skis and snowboards.
Graduates of the Bootfitting strand will be able to select, fit, and adapt boots for skiers and snowboarders.
Maintaining a range of snowsport equipment by applying specialist technical knowledge
Operating and maintaining specialist snowsport tools and machinery in a snowsport workshop
Health and safety.
Complex tuning, repairs and maintenance of high performance and expert level snowsport equipment
Advanced knowledge of workshop tools and equipment
Complex binding placements and mounting techniques on a range of snowsport equipment.
Detailed foot analysis to advise customers on appropriate boot options for the snowsport activity being undertaken
Complex shell analysis and boot customisation to fit customers' boots.
The core modules are made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30148||Apply specialist technical knowledge to the maintenance of a range of snowsport equipment||L4||10 credits|
|Unit standard 30149||Operate and maintain specialist snowsport tools and machinery within a snowsport workshop||L4||10 credits|
|Unit standard 30150||Implement safe working procedures and practices in a snowsport equipment department||L4||5 credits|
The Bootfitting strand adds the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30146||Complete detailed foot analysis to advise customers on boot options for snowsport||L4||15 credits|
|Unit standard 30137||Undertake complex shell analysis and boot customisation to fit snowsport boots to meet customer needs||L4||20 credits|
The Workshop Technician strand adds the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30140||Perform complex tuning, repairs and maintenance of high performance and expert level snowsport equipment||L4||20 credits|
|Unit standard 30137||Apply knowledge to perform complex binding placements and mounting techniques on a range of snowsport equipment||L4||15 credits|
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
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So, you want to level up in the world of snowsport equipment? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the snowsport industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the snowsport industry, contact your local ski area, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.