BSBA's training school Skibootpro, provide the following courses :
| BSBA Courses||Individual|
3+ staff pp
|Duration ||Entry level |
|Boot fitting 101||£150||£125|| 1 day practical|
& online learning
| Immediate |
|Boot fitting Professional 201||£200||£175|
2 day practical,incl
| min 1 yrs experience|
Boot fitting and 101
| Bootfitting Masterclass 301||£250||£225|| 2 day practical,|
|min 2 yrs experience|
Boot fitting and 101,201
Fast track Combo (101,201)
|£200||£175||2 day practical,incl|
|min 2 yrs experience|
| Diploma in Ski boot|
|£1500||n/a||Online learning |
|3 years experience|
Boot fitting and 101-301
| Course Dates 2012||Aug||Sept||Oct||Nov ||Locations|
|Boot fitting 101|
|tbc|| tbc|| tbc||See Anything Technical and/or|
|Boot fitting Professional 201||tbc|| ||London or Bespoke|
|Bootfitting Masterclass 301|| ||tbc||London or Bespoke|
|tbc||London or Bespoke|
Note: Max course size is 8 students per trainer. (Courses are subject to change)
* Ski sales expert course-you do not have to be a member of BSBA to do this.
K* This courses is part of the Anything Technical Ski Technician/Boot fitter course and is equivalent to 101, please contact them directly for these courses. To join BSBA you can do this after completion of the AT course.
BC*This courses is part of the Boot Camp Ski Technician/Boot fitter course and is equivalent to 101, please contact them directly for these courses. To join BSBA you can do this after completion of the AT course.
You must have at least a season's boot fitting experience between the 101/201/301 courses. We need a written confirmation of this by a shop manager/owner; unless there are exceptional circumstances. ie fast trackers with the relevant experience.
Please state and interest by contacting us, with your location, so that we can organise training locations for Level 101, as close as possible to the demand. We have to run 201 and 301 courses in our specialist boot labs due to the content of the course, which requires appropriate facilities. (Apart from bespoke courses where a retailer has a suitable boot lab on their premises available)
Anything Technical and Boot Camp
Both these training companies are affiliated with BSBA for their boot fitting courses. If you have attended an Anything Technical or Boot camp course, you gain exemption from Skibootpro 101 once you join BSBA for £35, in fact we will issue with a BSBA level 101 certificate and membership card. You are also eligible to do 201 courses as long as you have, at least, a season's (200+ fits) boot fitting experience.
BSBA recognise the Masterfit University courses. If you have completed their Boot fitting course we award you BSBA level 201 when you join the BSBA. This enables you to sign up for 301, however you still must have 4 years/seasons minimum boot fitting experience to enroll.
Contact us for a membership/booking form. Payment can be taken by paypal, simply log-in and pay email@example.com, or we can supply BACS information
We will provide individual mentors for boot fitters who would like "after-course mentoring in the form of e-mail/phone back-up and support. They can help you in tricky boot fitting situations and questions relating to boot fitting. This runs monthly and has a monthly subscription fee of £10 per person.
Experienced ski boot fitters
Those boot fitters with over 5 years/seasons boot fitting experience that would like to join BSBA (as a Full member) but feel that they are at level 201 already, should contact us to be considered for exemptions. You will have to provide proof of boot fitting experience, have a strong knowledge of the 101-201 syllabus and have skills in footbed and boot customisation. We will evaluate people on an individual basis and will have an online assessment exam for those that we feel you are at the standard required. The exam will cost £30. Successful candidates will obtain Level 201 and be able to take the 301 course.
Update: April 2012.
The EBF option has now concluded therefore anyone wanting to attend a 301 course must have completed the 201 course.
(therefore evaluation must take place to become a Full member)
101/201 Bespoke course, Sept 2011 "Hamish and Michelle delivered a very good training session in store that worked well for us and enabled us and them to target and put more emphasis on the areas that we were really interested in. Highly recommended!" Alpine Room
201 course 16/17th Oct 2011 " Very informative course which I really recommend to anyone who is thinking about being a boot fitter" Tom Pinches, The Boot Lab
"Amazing, really enjoyed it, very Informative, thorough and engaging" and "Thanks for sharing knowledge that has taken years to collect. Will definitely do 301!" Gavin Jones, The Boot Lab
"Great course, very in-depth. 10/10" Tom Durrant, Edge and Wax
"Excellent, very informative, enjoyable and lots of information" Steve Down, Full cert Instructor
Tristan Brookes, Carters