Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson

About the Course  

UKSA have been selected by Neilson, leading specialists in active holidays, to deliver a bespoke part-funded Watersports Instructor Training course. You will train to become a dinghy sailing and windsurfing instructor over the ten-week course and 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 as Neilson will fund the remaining £3,428.

Whether you are changing career, or considering an alternative to university, with 30 years of delivering excellence UKSA is best placed to take you on a life changing journey into an exciting new career.

Where can it take you?

With a shortage of qualified watersports instructors to meet the demands of the popular and ever growing activity holiday industry we need to find the right people for the job while removing the financial barriers that many may face. With this in mind, we have teamed up with Neilson to offer you the necessary training and the security of a guaranteed job on graduation. Neilson have locations around the globe.


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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.

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

Price: £1,000 (including all food and accommodation)

We would expect you to invest £1,000 into the cost of your training, with Neilson Holidays covering the remaining cost of £3,428. However, the lovely people at Neilson might consider requests for greater financial support based on the needs of the individual. This should be discussed with Neilson at selection.


If you are aged 18+ and have an ambition to train in order to deliver top-quality watersports instruction at Neilson resorts around the world, then you could be the right person for the job. For the Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson, you will need to complete a selection interview with Neilson via a Skype telephone call.

We would expect our Watersports Instructor Training candidates to have at least a minimum of one week’s recent dinghy and windsurfing experience. Any candidates without this level experience will be required to complete the two-week Kickstart course first.

To ensure that this is the right course for you we recommend all applicants talk with our expert course advisors. Email [email protected] or call us on (01983) 203038.

Course qualifications upon completion:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA SRR Radio Operators License
  • RYA First Aid

Dinghy Sailing

  • RYA Start Sailing Level 1
  • RYA Basic Skills Level 2
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers *
  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Day Sailing *
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-assessment
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor


  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing) *
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing *
  • RYA Windsurfing Instructor


Just call or email us on +44 (0) 1983 203001 or email [email protected] to discuss the next step.

Governing body membership

To enable you to gain your qualifications you must become a member of the RYA and BCU, and there is a small fee payable to those organisations directly once you have completed your training.

Need advice?

Call our dedicated course advisors on (01983) 203038

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