Watersports Instructor Development

About the course

Develop your advanced coaching and instructional skills thanks to our expert training and mentoring from our experienced senior instructors. Our specialist training will enable you to develop a mature and effective instructional style, plus you can upgrade your range of qualifications and personal competences across a range of disciplines.

The  nine-week course will give you the chance to gain practical experience of equipment maintenance and repair, build confidence in managing groups and build your theoretical knowledge. You will be given health and safety training and the opportunity to rapidly refine instructional skills in a world-class coaching environment with invaluable expert feedback and analysis.

Where can it take you?

The course is designed to build on your knowledge and skills base as a watersports instructor and, thanks to your improved depth and breadth of the watersports disciplines, we expect you to leave with an improved CV and therefore potential employability.

All-inclusive training at UKSA

The all-inclusive course gives you practical experience, safety knowledge and all the skills required. All food and accommodation is included so you can focus on your studies. Plus, attendance at an RYA Regional Instructor Training weekend is included in the price.

We will prepare you for your next steps in the industry thanks to our 30 years’ of experience, unrivalled guidance, teaching, one-to-one mentoring and unique links with the maritime industry.

Price: £2,750 (including all food and accommodation)


UKSA is committed to making training and qualifications accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a watersports career. To see a full list of all of our funding options visit our funding opportunities page or call us to talk about your options on: (01983) 294291.

Pre-requisite experience

A minimum of dinghy instructor level (or completion of UKSA Watersports Instructor Training). Windsurfing up to instructor level would be beneficial although not a requirement.

Qualifications upon completion:

  • RYA Start / Intermediate / Advanced Windsurfing (dependent on ability)
  • RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement
  • RYA Multi-hull Endorsement
  • RYA Safety Boat
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Performance Sailing Certificate (dependent on ability)


Just call us on +44 (0) 1983 203001 or email [email protected] and we will help you arrange course choices and dates.

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