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.


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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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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Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course


Work alongside Bear’s skilled team of adventure and survival experts and as the Academy grows on an international scale work on a wide range of outdoor survival courses. Passing the course provides accredited qualifications for teaching and assisting to teach in the outdoor sector.
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6 Week Dinghy Instructor Training Programme
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6 Week Dinghy Instructor Training Programme


6 weeks of an intensive, professional outdoor instructor training programme including the key Internationally recognised qualifications employers within the Watersports sector are looking for, opening global work opportunities.
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Rockley Leap for Success Instructor Training and Job

Rockley Leap for Success Instructor Training and Job


Rockley want to nurture and develop the next generation of watersports instructors, giving young people access to achieving qualifications with one of the world's leading providers of professional watersports training, whilst reducing the costs associated with accessing that training.
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Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Outdoor Instructor Trainee Programme Share Discovery Village based in Co Fermanagh is offering you the opportunity of a lifetime! Apply to become a highly qualified Outdoor Instructor in Ireland’s most prestigious Outdoor Instructor Training Programme. Training lasts for 12 months.
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand


Head to NZ for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome people & explore the stunning landscape.
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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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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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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor


FREE instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then qualify those on the scheme in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. must be 18-24 yrs old.
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BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Physical Activities

BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Physical Activities


BTEC Level 3 in Sport & Physical Activities is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for watersports and education.
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Summer Instructor Training (UK)

Summer Instructor Training (UK)


UKSA’s Summer Instructor Training (UK) is a great way to gain an instructor qualification during the UK summer holidays.
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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).
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Outdoor Instructor Training Course
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Outdoor Instructor Training Course


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.
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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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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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Watersports Instructor Traineeship

Watersports Instructor Traineeship


If you have finished your GCSE's and want to work in the watersports industry, our 26-week Watersports Instructor Traineeship programme could be what you are looking for. The course will train you to become a multi discipline watersports instructor with a number of weeks dedicated to work experience
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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 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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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!