Case Studies

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sophie Wilmot – UKSA Graduate

Sophie came to UKSA at 7 now at 23 she is working in the superyacht industry Since first coming to us at the age of 7 with a love for dinghy sailing, Sophie Wilmot has cleverly used her experiences and qualifications gained with UKSA to pursue a career path into the superyacht industry. After spending… Read more »

Craig Walsh – Neilson Watersports Instructor

UKSA teams up with active-holiday provider Neilson to deliver a part-funded WIT course 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… Read more »

Gary Kurth – UKSA Watersports Manager

UKSA courses are designed to develop essential skills for life 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 confidence on-the-water. He explains,… Read more »

From learning watersports, to teaching watersports at UKSA

I made the most out of any given opportunity 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 a staff member, Nancy McManus did after graduating from the Watersports Instructor Course…. Read more »