So you want to be a watersports instructor?

Typical watersports careers

A watersports instructor will teach theory and practical lessons in a variety of disciplines ensuring all students have fun, but remain safe in and around the water.

A rewarding career

A typical day will mean long hours out on the water teaching in the sun, and you’ll be spending the day doing something you love. The work is rewarding. You get to watch your students improve and develop their skills under your expert guidance.

As a watersports instructor you’ll be fun-loving, energetic and like meeting new people. You’ll be passionate about the water and will inspire people, passing your knowledge and experience on to others.

Instructing will be a big part of your job, but you’ll also be required to plan lessons, maintain your equipment, and provide excellent customer service at all times.

Whether you’re teaching dinghy sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, keelboating or windsurfing, it’ll be your responsibility to make sure your students are safe in the water, and at the same time having a fantastic experience they’ll remember forever.

You’ll have the opportunity to live and work in stunning and exotic locations around the world. As your experience builds you can add to your qualifications and become a senior instructor.

As you progress your career further you can work towards a centre manager role, or even move into superyachting – using your experience and passion to teach guests on-board.


Are you new to watersports or do your existing skills need refreshing before you embark on career training? This short introductory course will give you a taster of all disciplines.

Watersports Instructor Training

With this course, you’ll gain the instructor qualifications you’ll need to travel and teach watersports around the world. You’ll train in dinghy sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding,keelboating and windsurfing. We have funding routes too, phone our course advisors to find out more.

Watersports Instructor Development

You’ll complete the whole Watersports Instructor Training course, plus an extra 8 weeks to upgrade your qualifications. You’ll improve your confidence, knowledge and enhance your practical skills.

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