WATERSPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSES

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.


POPULAR WATERSPORTS INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Professional Instructor Training course

Professional Instructor Training course


Our centre team has a huge combined experience of working in the industry both in the UK and abroad. You will be taught by senior instructors who have worked their way up from juniors in the various activities to becoming Instructors, Senior Instructors, Chief Instructors and Centre Managers
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Professional Instructor Training course

Professional Instructor Training course


Our centre team has a huge combined experience of working in the industry both in the UK and abroad. You will be taught by senior instructors who have worked their way up from juniors in the various activities to becoming Instructors, Senior Instructors, Chief Instructors and Centre Managers
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FEATURED ADVENTURE COURSES

Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


Teaching a wide range of water and land based activities to all ages from 7yr olds up to adult. Mainly to school groups during term time and scouts/guides/youth groups in holidays, evenings and weekends. During the summer we run week long skills courses.
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Professional Instructor Training course

Professional Instructor Training course


Our centre team has a huge combined experience of working in the industry both in the UK and abroad. You will be taught by senior instructors who have worked their way up from juniors in the various activities to becoming Instructors, Senior Instructors, Chief Instructors and Centre Managers
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 Sailing Instructor Training Course

Sailing Instructor Training Course


A great mix of theory and on the water training, this six-week course is designed to take you to the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification and prepare you for a career as a sailing instructor. With courses worldwide, you can train with us anywhere from Greece to Australia.
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COURSES AVAILABLE

6 Week Dinghy Instructor Training Programme
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6 Week Dinghy Instructor Training Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training
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10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers


Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
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5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training
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5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Divemaster Internship

Divemaster Internship


The eight-week Divemaster Internship is a good value route from beginner to PADI professional. This course covers all the essential programmes needed to qualify as a Divemaster and start work as a PADI professional. Travel the world doing a job you love.
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Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course


Outdoor Adventure's Fast-Track Instructor Training course is perfect for anyone wanting to enter the Outdoor Industry. You will gain 17 Instructor Awards and Qualifications in 16 weeks, with training, assessments, food and accommodation included leaving you prepared and excited about your new career
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22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme
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22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Instructor Development Programme

Instructor Development Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world.
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16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme
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16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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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 Career Entry Courses

Superyacht Career Entry Courses


Start your new career now and join this adventurous industry. Our superyacht career entry packages are designed to get you started as crew on board a luxury superyacht. No experience necessary as we provide everything you need to know to become a successful crew member in this elite industry.
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor


FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old.
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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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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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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!