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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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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 »

Phase 3 Superyacht Cadet Charlotte shares her experiences as a female Deckhand

From Dockwalking to Deckhand – Charlotte shares her story The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship is a four-year structured programme which provides a pathway into the competitive superyacht industry. Designed to train future officers, the Cadetship enables cadets to both study academically and make practical moves towards long-term industry careers – in Phase Two, cadets are employed… Read more »

Joe Burnip – from messing about in dinghy’s to a Superyacht Cadet!

A school careers event inspired me to become a Superyacht Cadet UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme which equips graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and realistic understanding of the burgeoning superyacht industry. A combination of academic study and practical paid employment on superyachts, the four-year programme was designed in consultation with the… Read more »

Laura Phillips shares her career pathway with Neilson

From childcare to guaranteed employment with Neilson Laura Phillips shares her story… For the past five years UKSA and Neilson, a specialist in active holidays, have been working together to enable students to train with UKSA for employment with Neilson Active Holidays. Together we aim to deliver an all-inclusive Watersports Instructor Training course offering unparalleled guidance… Read more »

Amazing Yachting and Sailing Holiday Destinations for 2019

Helm’s insights into ‘The Best Places for Yachting in 2019’ If you’re yet to book your holiday for 2019, why not make a change from the same old routine and set sail on a luxury chartered yacht? Cruising between land and sea is – without a doubt – the ultimate luxury getaway, and with picture-perfect… Read more »

A warm welcome to making new friends – George Purchon shares his experience

If you’re considering an alternative to university, have you thought about taking UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training course? This industry-renowned course will qualify you to instruct in Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Windsurfing. With huge demand for high-calibre professionals within the watersports industry you could work anywhere in the world once you graduate, and UKSA… Read more »