Once you have reached the first instructor level and obtained your Anwärter certificate, you will be able to progress to the next level, taking a step up to what is known as Landes 1 (please note that there are in fact 2 levels to Landes 1 & 2, the course we offer here is Landes 1 only).
A Landes instructor usually earns more money at the ski school and quite often will be given the better groups (intermediate).
Once you have succeeded in obtaining your Anwärter certificate, you are entitled to attend the Landes 1 training course, which is (combined) with a Snowboarding Anwärter course. The combination is obligatory for successful course completion.
Naturally if you already have the Snowboard Anwärter, you do not have to do it again, you only have to follow the Ski Landes.
Please note that if you want to do you Landes as a Snowboard instructor, the Ski instructor Anwärter is a compulsory element, and the same rules apply.
The Landes 1 Course comprises of the following elements.
The Entrance Exam (Eignungsprüfung). The entrance exam is one full day. You need to be successful in this to be allowed to join the Landes 1 Training Course.
The Landes 1 Instructor Courses
The Landes 1 Ski Instructor Course
(if you already hold a Snowboard Anwärter)
The Landes 1 ski instructor course
(with Snowboard Anwärter included).
Alpin Kurs. This is the off-piste element of skiing.
Minimum Entrance requirement
You must hold a relevant Anwärter certificate in either snowboarding or skiing.
You must have worked for a minimum period of 3 weeks in an Austrian Ski school. Part of this condition is that your position at the ski school was as a full time instructor.
Please note that you will be expected to display your own abilities during this course.