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Our inspirational blog will bring you snippets of UKSA's news along with inspirational case studies of students who have trained with us, the courses they did and where it has taken them.

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Professional Yachtmaster student Bethany Williams shares her story

Knowing that a nine-to-five job wasn’t for her, Bethany enrolled onto the Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course with UKSA UKSA’s Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course provides the training and qualifications required to work as yacht skipper or superyacht crew in the maritime industry. The 14-week course enables students to spend 58 days afloat and offers a varied… Read more »

Is the Yachtmaster Offshore ticket now an entry level qualification for Superyacht crew?

We recently caught up with captains in the Superyacht Industry to hear their views UKSA, the charity and maritime training centre based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has reported a growing demand for their professional Yachtmaster Offshore qualification as the entry-level ticket to the professional yachting industry. In the superyacht sector high-ranking professionals… Read more »

Alison Lindsay – From a desk job to launching my superyacht career

It’s never too late to change careers UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training is a three-week programme designed to prepare you to deliver the kind of service essential to the elite superyacht industry. Delivered by renowned hospitality and maritime specialists, the broad and comprehensive syllabus will put you on a career path which could earn you €2,500… Read more »

Isobelle Oram – Superyacht Hospitality Training Course

The need for adventure and seeking a job that gave her kudos, Isobel Oram shares her story about the Superyacht Hospitality Training course UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training is an all-inclusive, three-week programme delivered by the renowned Vanessa Hodgson, a Superyacht Management Consultant and ex-Chief Stewardess. We offer exceptional industry guidance including marine CV writing workshops… Read more »

Training and working together on Superyacht Icon

How to gain an edge in the Superyacht Industry As a world-class provider of RYA and MCA professional training, Cowes-based UKSA offers an extensive range of on-site MCA and STCW approved courses with schedules providing flexible training options. If you’re looking to upskill or if you’re seeking further training, you need look no further than… Read more »

Watersports Instructor Training Graduate – Tasha Bateman

With Tasha’s A-Levels finished, UKSA was the perfect alternative to Uni UKSA’s industry-renowned Watersports Instructor Training (WIT) course qualifies instructors in dinghy sailing, paddleboard, paddlesport and windsurfing, and enables them to gain the Powerboat Level 2 qualification. With a huge global demand for high-calibre professionals in the watersports sector, graduates are likely to end up working in… Read more »

Elliot McCreery in the Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson

From forklift driver to Watersports instructor, Elliot explains how he gained confidence and skills whilst training with UKSA! To address the shortage of qualified watersports instructors in the activity holiday industry, UKSA has teamed up with Neilson, the active holiday specialist, to train high-calibre staff for jobs in beach resorts around the world. On completion of… Read more »

Victoria Evans – Superyacht Hospitality Training

Armed with transferable skills, our Superyacht Hospitality training gives you the right tools to start a career in the Superyacht industry UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Course has been designed to train future stewards and stewardesses in the exacting standards required by superyacht industry employers. Over three weeks our students learn table management, bar tending, housekeeping, party… Read more »

Southampton Sailor to Lead Team in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Former UKSA student and instructor announced as Clipper Race professional skipper Josh Stickland, 31, has been announced as one of the eleven professional skippers to lead a novice team in the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Race. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is undoubtedly one of the greatest ocean adventures… Read more »

Jack Parr – Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson

Jack shares his story on completing his Watersports Instructor Training for Neilson As the activity holiday industry expands year by year, so does the demand for high-calibre qualified watersports instructors. UKSA has been working alongside Neilson Active Holidays for the past five years to deliver a bespoke, part-funded Watersports Instructor Training course, which lasts for… Read more »