UKSA Adventure Courses & Jobs

Training and Working for UKSA

UKSA is a youth charity and maritime training provider based in Cowes, Isle of Wight - the heart of the yachting world. We offer truly transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. If you're considering a career in yachting or watersports, we will have a course to suit you, whether you are an entry-level novice or a professional looking to top up your training and qualifications.

Why are UKSA great at Watersports Training?

People should train with us for several reasons. As a youth charity, providing opportunities for young people is at the core of everything we do. We often have funding opportunities available. Our courses lead people towards careers in the watersports industry, the maritime/yachting industry and in particular the growing (and lucrative) superyacht sector.





The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)

The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)


The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate) is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for the outdoors and are dreaming of a maritime career.
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Watersports Instructors - Seasonal

Watersports Instructors - Seasonal


UKSA is a youth charity and maritime training provider based in Cowes, Isle of Wight - the heart of the yachting world. We offer truly transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. We help over 9,000 young people a year to achieve their personal best.
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The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA

The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA


UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson is the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course delivered at UKSA on the Isle of Wight, is part-funded and offers guaranteed employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore


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.
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UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA Watersports Academy


UKSA’s Watersports Academy is part-funded with guaranteed employment in the UK. You will train in four disciplines and gain all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor.
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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training


This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
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Water Sports Instructors

Water Sports Instructors


Working at UKSA provides opportunities for you to be part of a maritime community offering you the chance to develop your skills and progress your coaching techniques.
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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)

Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)


Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma) is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for watersports and outdoor education.
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK


UKSA’s UK Watersports Instructor training course is a great way to kick-start your career. We will train you in four disciplines and give you all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship


UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course


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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Whether you're new to the water, a maritime professional, or anything in between, UKSA can give you the inspiration you need to fulfil your potential.

UKSA offer training and experiences in watersports and sailing. If you're looking for the ultimate gap year experience, not going to Uni or want a career in yachting or teaching watersports, UKSA offer flexible course options enabling you to work anywhere around the world.

If you are looking for a career in watersport, UKSA's ten week instructor course will train you in 3 popular watersports activities (Stand up paddleboarding, Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing), enabling you to gain the skills, experience and qualifications required to work as a multi disciplined watersports instructor.

Alternatively if you are looking for a career in yachting, UKSA's 13 week and 23 week course options will give you the tidal miles, qualifications and experience required.

We are also in the unique position to offer personal mentoring, industry guidance, food and accommodation throughout your studies.