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WATERSPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSES

orange square To gain employment in your chosen watersport you first need to be qualified as an instructor or coach. The vast majority of watersports are governed by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) so it is through an RYA approved centre that you are likely to be undertaking your watersport instructor training course. Below you will find the most popular and comprehensive training courses currently available.


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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course


Superyacht Crew Training Course
Adventure Provider: UKSA
Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost

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Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job

Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job


Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job
Adventure Provider: UKSA
UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson are the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course and exclusive partnership will fund 77% of the course cost and guarantee employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.


Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor

Plas Menai's flagship training course the 16 Week Multi Watersports Instructor includes everything you need to qualify as an RYA Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor and BCU Kayak Coach as well as essential foundation training in Powerboat Level 2, Short Range Radio and First Aid



Watersports Instructor Training

Watersports Instructor Training

UKSA’s Watersports Instructor training courses are a great way to kick-start your career. We give you all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor and we will train you in up to four disciplines.



Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Voluntary Trainee Instructor positions for 1 or 2 years available to committed Christians. Be one of the CMC team working alongside highly qualified instructors who will help you reach your full potential as an outdoor practitioner. You may gain ML, SPA, FIST AID, RYA quals., BCU quals. etc.



Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess or chef on a luxury superyacht?




Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.



Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

An apprenticeship with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is an amazing opportunity. We work with 1st2Achieve to deliver a fantastic NVQ level 2 in outdoor activity leadership. At the end of our apprenticeship you will have real hands on experience enabling you to begin a career in the outdoors



Outdoor Instructor Training Course

Outdoor Instructor Training Course

SPECIAL OFFER!

If you are seeking to venture into the exciting world of outdoor education and are looking for a partner to help, coach, develop your skills thus enabling you to begin your new career with the best possible advice, training and support, look no further than The Manor House Activity Centre. We



Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

The fast track dinghy instructor can run as a two week (experienced sailors) or four week (no experience)option. By then end of the course you will have completed your RYA dinghy instructor training and assessment, RYA powerboat level 2 and RYA First Aid (the pre requisites to complete the course).




Trainee Watersports Instructor

Trainee Watersports Instructor

The Seafarer Academy prides itself on maintaining highly competitive prices whilst still offering an action-packed, highly professional and enjoyable course of training to teach you all the skills needed to become a confident and professional RYA Instructor in Powerboating, Sailing or Windsurfing.



Sailing Adventure

Sailing Adventure

SPECIAL OFFER!

A JST adventure is like no other! Join extraordinary crews on our tall ships, the only in the world that allow disabled and able-bodied people to sail together. We voyage to stunning locations around the world. No matter what sailing experience you have, you're set for a life-changing voyage!



Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports jobs in America with Camp Leaders, including windsurfing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. Lead water activities for children's summer camps in America.



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Get more from your watersport instructor course

Most watersport instructor courses assume or require some basic knowledge of sailing, though all will be able to provide an introduction in order to get you up to speed, should you be a complete beginner. Courses can last from a few weeks to several months, and usually include a range of different watersports, though the ability to specialise is often available if you ask.

Watersports may include BCU/UKCC canoeing or kayaking, RYA Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing, and the growth sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. The more comprehensive instructor training courses will include enough to allow you to begin a career in any one of two or three different watersports.

Check what is included in your price as some courses include more than you may imagine. As well as professional training and access to top of the range kit, you may also get meals and accommodation included, as well as access to leisure facilities during your free time.

We include a simple form on the full courses details page so that you can make further enquiries to the watersport course provider. One thing to ask would be the level of job seeking support they can offer you during and following your course. Some watersport centres have strong links with employers and may be able to get you an interview. If you are good enough, you may even find employment with your course provider!

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Watersports RYA Scheme

Watersports RYA Scheme

With all the options available for the many different types of water based sports, we could probably give it a website all of its own. The guide serves as a basic introduction to the activities you can pursue on water, including sailing, windsurfing and surfing. The skills and qualifications, especially those you can pick up quite early in your career, are also useful to non-water based activity centres. Even far from the coast you will find most activity centres offer some form of watersport. But once you have the Dinghy Instructor qualification, will you be able to stop yourself wanting to become a Yatchmaster?

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

With unemployment at a dizzying high and the real pressure on school and college leavers, and graduates, beginning a career in outdoor education is often a great way to avoid the dole queue. The government want to get young people into training, and activity and adventure centres need young people to help teach their visitors. This perfect match is often supported by apprenticeship schemes which act as a fantastic stepping stone towards a career in the industry.

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