Professional Watersports Instructor
Course Provider Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Location Bournemouth

Professional Watersports Instructor - BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sailing and Watersports - NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Activity Leadership

The Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre has been working to bring you our excellent new Outdoor sports instructor Course. The BTEC pathway is a great way to get started with its very practical approach to learning, supplemented by relevant theory topics, it provides a great foundation to become an Outdoor Instructor specialising in watersports.

Location: The Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Dates: September 2015 – July 2016
Duration: 1 Year Course
20 hours per week lectures and practical
6 hours per week Functional skills (Literacy and Numeracy)

Entry requirements:
Two of the following

• BTEC level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure
• A standard of Literacy and Numeracy supported by general education equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D – G
• Other related level one qualifications
• Motivation toward working in the watersports industry

Course Content:
Topics covered in the course will include:

• Practical skills in sailing, windsurfing and paddlesports.
• Injury in sport
• Preparing for activity sessions
• Leading activity sessions
• Concluding and reviewing activity sessions
• Supporting the work of the team and organisation
• Promoting health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation
• Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation
• Set up, take down and store equipment
• Check and service activity equipment
• Work experience in the sports industry

Personal development is an important aspect of the course, team work is a skill that will be encouraged and practiced as well as individual motivation and commitment. Student will be challenged to work in a wide variety of weather conditions whilst practicing and leading watersports.
Qualifications:
• BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Sailing and watersports (Pearson)
• NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Activity leadership (Edexcel)
• BCU 1 star
• BCU 2 star
• RYA Sailing Level 1
• RYA Sailing Level 2
• RYA Sailing Level 3
• RYA Sailing Seamanship Skills
• RYA Start Windsurfing
• RYA Intermediate Windsurfing
• RYA Powerboat level 2
• RYA First Aid
• RYA VHF Marine Radio Licence
• Instructor Awards:
• BCU UKCC Level 1 Coach
• RYA Dinghy Assistant Instructor
• RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

Progression opportunities:
Watersports entry level jobs
Level 3 academic courses in Outdoor education or watersports



Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Broadway
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH6 4EN
Phone: 01202 425173
Web: www.hengistburyoutdoorcentre.co.uk
Email: hengistbury@brock.ac.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hengistbury