The Sea.Change Foundation Programme

Who’s it for?
Young people aged 14-17
5 Days
Programme features

Oceans of opportunity for every young person

The Sea.Change Foundation is an inspirational 5-day residential programme, running through the school holidays, for teenagers across the UK to learn about training and careers in the maritime sector.

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The programme is designed to give you the opportunity to experience a wide range of water-based activities, watersports to yachting and we make sure you get to try everything! Alongside the practical activities there will be classroom-based sessions where you will learn more about the career options available to you and have 1:1’s with our Industry Guidance team.

UKSA believes that there should never be barriers to learning, which is why we have worked with our partners and have funding options available for this programme.

Who’s it for?

The Sea.Change Foundation is for young people aged 14 to 17 who enjoy adventures and learning outdoors and are interested in learning more about the opportunities about working in the maritime sector.

You don’t have to have any existing knowledge or experience, you just have to be excited about trying and learning something new.


This inspiring programme is designed to give you a taste of all the opportunities that are available in the maritime industry. We understand that this might be totally new to you, so don’t worry, our experienced instructors and tutors are there to support you every step of the way. You will also meet new people and learn valuable communication and team building skills.

At UKSA we are passionate about protecting our seas and understanding how important they are for our planet. We want to make sure we make a positive impact both globally and locally – which is why we have included a session on ‘Looking After Our Oceans’ as well as a local beach clean in the programme.

Day one

AM: Water confidence session
PM: Introduction to powerboating
Evening: Welcome & team games

Day two

AM: Kayaking & stand up paddle boarding
PM: Maritime training & careers session
Evening: Sea survival in our swimming pool

Day three

AM: Keelboat day trip
PM: Keelboat day trip continuation
Evening: ‘Our Oceans’, Final straw presentation

Day four

AM: Dinghy day trip
PM: Dinghy day trip continuation
Evening: Beach cleaning

Day five

AM: Yachting day trip
PM: Yachting day trip continuation
Evening: Goodbyes


UKSA believes passionately in inspiring and supporting children & young people to broaden horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education, and training for careers at sea. We work with partners and donors to remove as many financial barriers as possible to insure that all young people have an opportunity to train and have fun with us.

We have various funding criteria so if you think you might be eligible for funding, please fill in the below application form in as much detail as possible and one of our team will be in touch.

How to apply?

The cost of the 5-day, 4-night, all-include residential programme is £400 – however depending on your individual situation, funding may be available to support your attendance on the course.

There is a short application process before you can book your place on the course and potentially secure funding. We just want to get to know more about you so try to answer the questions with as much detail as you can.

Online Application form

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
SeaChange Foundation 2022 20/02/2022 24/02/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 11/04/2022 15/04/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 18/04/2022 22/04/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 29/05/2022 02/06/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 25/07/2022 29/07/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 08/08/2022 12/08/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 22/08/2022 26/08/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 17/10/2022 21/10/2022 £420
SeaChange Foundation 2022 25/10/2022 29/10/2022 £420

Don’t just take our word for it

The testimonials below from previous students, give you an insight into the benefits of the Sea.Change Foundation Programme and the outcomes you can expect.

Charlotte – Sea.Change Foundation Pilot Programme Attendee

“Before the course I initially thought I would have to go to university to start a career within the maritime industry. I have now learnt I can come to UKSA straight after my GCSE’s and do a wide range of courses. Since being on the course, I have learnt how to get into different jobs such as becoming a watersports instructor and travelling the world. I’ve also learnt more about the superyacht industry.”

Lily – Sea.Change Foundation Pilot Programme Attendee

Coming to UKSA when I didn’t know anyone on the course was good practice as you’re always going to have situations like that in this industry. Making connections with people and to collaborate with them is a great skill to build upon. I didn’t consider a career in maritime before this course and this has really opened my eyes to the career opportunities available.”

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