Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson

UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson are the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match!

This new ten-week course and exclusive partnership will fund 77% of the course cost and guarantee employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.

The instructor disciplines you will train in are Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing. You will have access to the best kit and instructors along with all the facilities you could need at our 3.5 acre site in Cowes.

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.

Am I eligible?

If you are aged 18+ and have an ambition to train to deliver top quality watersports instruction at Neilson resorts around the world then you could be the right person for the job. We would expect you to invest £1,000 into the cost of your training with Neilson 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.

All you need to do is speak to one of our course advisors and sign up to attend an interview and selection day. It really is that easy!

Selection days:

24th & 25th October

29th & 30th November

Selections take place in Brighton and Sheffield, please speak to our team to book on to the next selection nearest to you.


10 weeks




  • 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

Need advice?

Call our dedicated course advisors on 01983 203038

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