Looking for a career on the water?

Train to be a watersports instructor

Becoming a watersports instructor offers rewarding, long-term career paths in stunning locations around the world. There’s currently a huge demand for good instructors worldwide.

It’s a work hard, play hard kind of lifestyle, so if you have good verbal communication skills and get on well with others, and want a lifestyle like none other, then this could be the career path for you.


Our Watersports Instructor Training provides you with the qualifications required to work in the UK and also around the world. With a huge demand for high calibre professionals in this sector you are likely to find yourself with a choice of jobs in the most idyllic locations on the planet. Our courses have been developed to enable anyone with the passion and ambition the chance to train for a career as a watersports instructor.

Thanks to our connections with the industry, UKSA graduates are guaranteed interviews with the top employers in the watersports industry such as Neilson, Mark Warner and Ocean Elements. Our one-to-one mentoring and coaching techniques ensures that UKSA instructors are highly respected in the industry.


Our courses

Kickstart – A two-week course that covers the basics in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. It is the ideal beginner or refresher course if you are considering becoming a watersports instructor.

Watersports Instructor Training – Our industry leading Watersports Instructor Training course will train you to become a dinghy sailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing instructor. You will also gain your Powerboat Level 2 qualification.

Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson – We have been selected by Neilson, leading specialists in active holidays, to deliver a bespoke part-funded Watersports Instructor Training course. Upon successful completion of the scheme you will be guaranteed employment for two seasons at a Neilson resort. The cost to candidates is only £1,000.

Summer Instructor Training – Run during the UK school/university summer break this is a great option sixth form or university students looking to use their summer holidays to train, gain transferrable skills and in-demand Watersports Instructor Training qualifications.

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