Watersports Instructor Training
UKSA is a youth charity offering transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. We focus on three areas: personal development, schools and group visits, and professional maritime training. We are based in Cowes, Isle of Wight - the heart of the yachting world.
We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that bit extra. We really look after our young people. Our careers students benefit from 1:1 mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs. We help over 9,000 people a year to achieve their personal best. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront campus, inspirational instructors and great facilities.
Watersports Instructor Training:
This course best suits those who love working outdoors and want to propel themselves from a hobby or passion, into a career. It is suitable for near-beginners or those looking to take their passion for watersports to instructor level. You need to be a good communicator, and good team player yet able to work on your own initiative.
You will train as a multi-disciplined watersports instructor in four sought after watersports qualifications (dinghy sailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing), giving you ultimate employability.
NB: At UKSA other similar courses are available, such as our Neilson training which is part funded and leads to guaranteed work with Neilson, our two-discipline summer training. Our course advisors can tell you about all the options.
A minimum of one week’s recent dinghy and windsurfing experience. If you do not have this experience, our Kickstart course will get you up to speed.
Duration: 11 weeks
Successful candidates will emerge from the Watersports Instructor course with the following qualifications:
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA SRR Radio Operators License
RYA First Aid at Sea
RYA Start Sailing Level 1
RYA Basic Skills Level 2
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers *
RYA Seamanship Skills
RYA Day Sailing *
RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-assessment
RYA Dinghy Instructor
RYA Start Windsurfing
RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non planing)
RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing) *
RYA Advanced Windsurfing *
RYA Windsurfing Instructor
BSUPA Paddleboard Instructor Level 1
BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
BCU 2 Star Kayak and Canoe
Includes all food and accommodation
We hold regular open days so potential students can come and see our facilities, fleet and fabulous location for themselves.
Call our dedicated course advisors on 01983 203038
Contact the UKSA for course date