Further Education

Who’s it for?
How many options?
Went into employment / training

16-18 and searching for your next adventure?

Our fully-funded Further Education courses are a great alternative to school or college. Get out of the classroom and discover your true potential at UKSA.

Fully-funded further education

A student learning how to windsurf in open water

Love being outdoors and on the water?

Our fully-funded Further Education courses have been designed specifically for students who want to embark on exciting and rewarding careers in watersports instruction, the leisure industry or in yacht training.

Choose from our NCFE (level 3) in Sports and Physical Activities (outdoors) or The Maritime Foundation course. At UKSA you will benefit from working alongside like-minded people, whilst learning from our inspirational instructors and having the freedom to explore your potential outside of the classroom.

A male student looking up at the sails

What will it lead to?

Our practical, work-related courses will get you moving in the right direction and prepare you for work or Higher Education. With hard work and determination, you will move on from our Further Education courses with well-respected qualifications, life skills and new friends.

On successful completion of their course, many of our students start work with leading watersports and outdoor education companies or progress into the yachting or superyacht sector. You could even start working as an instructor after just a year of training with us or you may choose to move on to university.

A female student learning in the classroom


Our 3.5 acre waterfront campus in Cowes on the Isle of Wight immerses you in a unique learning environment with a great mix of people, from all walks of life. All the kit you need to complete the courses is available for you to use on site and we know the best places for watersports enthusiasts around the coast.

The UKSA team of tutors have plenty of experience in the watersports, yachting and outdoor learning sectors and can help you choose the right pathway to progress your education and further your career.



UKSA changes people. It changed me. It can change you and show you what you can do with your life. Before UKSA I didn’t know what I was going to do – I thought I was going to do nothing with my life. As soon as I found UKSA, I was like, ‘This is what I want to do with my life!

Perry Anderson -Instructor/Watersports Instructor Traineeship

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