Careers in Watersports


Turn your passion into a profession

With the demand for instructors higher than ever before at destinations around the world, there’s never been a better time to turn your passion into a profession with UKSA.

Train to be a Watersports Instructor with UKSA

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Life as a watersports instructor

As a qualified watersports instructor you’ll spend your time teaching beginners, training future instructors and helping your students to discover their passion for being out on the water.

It’s said when you choose to train to be a watersports instructor you’re also choosing a lifestyle, where you get to teach the sport you love and travel to some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. UKSA watersports graduates are working all over the world, chasing the sun from Greece to the Maldives.

A UKSA Instructor kayaking


Our range of courses and enviable links with the watersports industry make us a great place to launch your career from and our graduates are guaranteed interviews with top employers such as Neilson, Mark Warner and Ocean Elements.

Our 3.5 waterfront campus in Cowes on the Isle of Wight immerses you in a unique learning environment and we can take care of all your accommodation, food and learning requirements on site.

The UKSA specialist team of instructors and industry guidance experts are on-hand to mentor, coach and guide you and once out in the industry you’ll soon learn that the UKSA alumni is widespread and well known, giving you great networking opportunities.

Advanced sailing to become a trained instructor with UKSA.

How do I find out more?

We can help if you’re a total beginner, looking to refresh your skills or you’re ready to move straight into our instructor training programmes.

Whether you’re starting a career in watersports, searching for the ultimate gap year experience, or just dreaming of a career teaching the sports you love, UKSA training can help you realise your dreams.

Our course advisors can talk through all of your options and what funding may be available to cover some of the cost of your course.



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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