If I just wanted to go ski for a season then so could I, but that's not the idea, I can't leave my job here in the UK as I have a house and bills to pay. The whole aim of this 4 week period is to pass BASI 2 and be ready for BASI 3 once I've passed my other required courses.
As for the grants they're grants for the 'sports sector', everything from grants to help with accommodation abroad, equipment, course fees, vocational training, general academic funding to further a persons career. Having just graduated from University we were told we'd be better of setting up our own businesses instead of trying to find a job.
If I may Magnus I'd be grateful if you could maybe PM me about making that 4 grand stretch, with course fees, flights, insurance, new equipment, 4 week lift pass (may as well buy a seasons) comes to ...
I think all that works out at about £2200. Do you think it would be better to drop the 2 weeks personal development / coaching and use the extra cash to go out earlier and work on that my self?