Careers in Watersports


Get the skills and qualifications you need at UKSA

Think you might want to work in the watersports industry? Or are you looking to turn your existing watersports skills into a career? If so, UKSA can help!

Train to be a Watersports Instructor with UKSA

uksa student windsurfing

Learn with the best at UKSA!

Our industry-leading instructors and wider support team have been delivering courses for over 30 years, helping thousands of individuals launch long-term and fulfilling careers. We have longstanding links with the watersports industry and only deliver courses that are relevant, up-to-date and align with industry standards and expectations.

We are based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, giving you access to train in arguably the best training waters in the world – the Solent. The all-inclusive nature of our courses means our students become fully immersed in their training, as they learn to live and breathe the marine world with us. Plus, there is no stress worrying about looking for accommodation or spending more than you need on food, as everything is included in one price.

A UKSA Instructor kayaking


Our instructors have all worked in the maritime industry and will share their knowledge and insight with you, giving you the edge when starting your career. We have a holistic approach to learning and believe that your time spent with us is as much about learning skills and gaining qualifications as it is about honing your interpersonal skills and developing confidence. We have dedicated careers and industry guidance teams, a welfare officer and all the support you will need to launch your career.

UKSA’s purpose-built waterfront facility has everything you need in one place with all training, instruction, accommodation, food and career guidance included in the fees – there are no hidden extra costs at UKSA! We even have a swimming pool, gym and bar to relax and network in with fellow students.

Advanced sailing to become a trained instructor with UKSA.

How do I find out more?

If you would like to know more about your career options and why UKSA is a truly unique and exceptional place to train and learn, you can contact us in a few ways:

Join us on a tour of our waterside campus, see the facilities and meet the team. Book your place here.



It’s a very rewarding job, as I’m able to pass on the skills UKSA taught me to students who are following in my footsteps.

Nancy McManus – UKSA instructor/Watersports Instructor Training

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