Do you want a life at sea?

Try our new 5 day career taster course; Opportunities Afloat

We have developed a five day residential course for those between the ages of 16 and 18 who may be thinking about training for a career at sea.

We will give you an insight into the many options of the maritime industry and the training routes that will deliver the right qualifications for your chosen career path.

During your five day stay with UKSA you will gain valuable on-the-water experience alongside classroom based seminars with a focus on imparting some of our industry knowledge to you.

Scheduled during most school holidays this taster course is an ideal way for you to plan your future.

This is also an affordable taster option, priced at just £250.

Pre-requisite experience:

None – this course is perfect for beginners and those curious about UKSA courses or the maritime industry


5 days


Cowes, UK

What’s included?:

All food, kit and accommodation

Course Benefits

Living on-site with us will give you time to explore all UKSA has to offer, what the maritime industry is like, and chance to meet like-minded people.

You will try yachting and watersports alongside introductory sessions to Sea Survival and Navigation. You will have an Industry Knowledge session to give you a full insight of the career opportunities available in the marine industry to see which ones most appeal to you.

This course will look good on your CV and will be a fantastic and memorable way to spend a week.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

This five-day residential could qualify for the Gold Residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Course syllabus:

  • Keelboating or Dinghy Sailing
  • Power Boat
  • Sea Survival
  • Navigation
  • Industry Knowledge
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