Case Studies

Craig Walsh – Neilson Watersports Instructor

The demands of the ever-popular activity holiday industry have led to a shortage of qualified watersports instructors, so UKSA has teamed up with the active-holiday specialist Neilson to deliver a part-funded Watersports Instructor Training Course. On graduation, Neilson will guarantee you a job on one of their beach resorts in Greece, Sardinia or Croatia. Before… Read more »

Gary Kurth – UKSA Watersports Manager

At UKSA, our courses and programmes are designed to help students develop skills for life such as communication, participation, decision making, self-belief, determination and resilience. Our Watersports Manager, Gary Kurth, is passionate about sharing his expertise with students at UKSA, increasing their confidence on the water. He explains, “For most students, the opportunity to take… Read more »

Nancy McManus – From learning watersports, to teaching watersports at UKSA

We design our courses so that our students have the skills, knowledge and confidence to go out straight into work and have a career on the water. This is exactly what former student, now staff member, Nancy McManus did after graduating from the Watersports Instructor Course. Nancy shares her story: “During my stay at UKSA, I… Read more »

Sarah Harrison – UKSA Watersports Instructor

After leaving college at 18 and knowing that university wasn’t the right path for her, Sarah chose to gain qualifications and travel by signing up for UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Traineeship in partnership with Neilson, a leading active holidays provider. The bespoke 10-week course will cost you just £1000 (Neilson fund the remaining £3995), plus upon… Read more »

Improved watersports course

Essential safeguarding training and further mentoring sessions will make UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training course better than ever before. The re-packaged course has been extended to encompass more of what UKSA is known for – industry knowledge sessions, one-to-one mentoring and help with finding work – those extra USPs that as a youth charity UKSA is… Read more »

Funded watersports training

Unemployed young people can start the new year with a new career and train to become a watersports instructor, for free! We are renewing our offer for 2015 to provide funding for selected young adults to access a 12 -week watersports career course. Thanks to funding through the Isle of Wight College and UKSA’s work… Read more »

Funded Watersports Diploma

UKSA is now offering funding for young adults to access a watersports career course. Thanks to funding through the Isle of Wight College and UKSA’s work with national awarding body Active IQ to write a new qualification, the Watersports Instructor Training Diploma will be free or part-funded for the right candidates. This creates an opportunity… Read more »

NEW funded watersports course

Great news for those wanting to change their life and get into watersports instructor training – we are now offering a new diploma course – and the training will be free or part-funded for the right candidates. We have worked with national awarding body Active IQ to bring you this brand new qualification, and we… Read more »