UKSA Watersports Academy

Course price
Duration of course
11 weeks
Work for UKSA

Work with industry-leading instructors at UKSA

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UKSA’s Watersports Academy is designed for watersports enthusiasts, aged 18-25, who are looking to gain valuable experience working alongside UKSA’s fantastic team of instructors.

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The UKSA Watersports Academy is a highly desirable scheme if you are looking to start your career in the maritime industry with experience and confidence.

During your 11 weeks of training, you will gain the essential skills and qualifications you need to qualify as a watersports instructor. On successful completion of the scheme, graduates will be employed by UKSA for two seasons. UKSA is the World’s premier maritime academy, so this is an amazing opportunity not to be missed!

UKSA’s Watersports Academy is delivered by our industry-leading instructors with a focus on working directly with each individual student. UKSA has been delivering courses for over 30 years and we are proud that our one-to-one sessions, mentoring, careers advice, CV writing and recruitment support will give you the edge and contacts you need to enter the industry with confidence.

Plus, we are located in Cowes meaning you have access to arguably the best training waters in the world – The Solent…

Training at UKSA gives you excellent value for money as all food and accommodation, tuition, mentoring and careers guidance are included in ONE PRICE. There are no hidden extra costs at UKSA.

Train at UKSA and you will enjoy these EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS:
  • Purpose built classrooms and all kit on one site
  • Time spent learning in various tidal and wind ranges
  • One-to-one mentoring throughout the course from your instructors
  • Dedicated careers course manager
  • Organised recruitment days with potential employers
  • Career support both during and after your time at USKA
  • Networking on site throughout your time at UKSA
  • All accommodation and food included
  • Use of our swimming pool, gym and sports hall
Course overview:
  • 11 weeks training
  • Qualify to teach dinghy sailing and windsurfing
  • Gain your multihull endorsement
  • Train on paddleboards and paddlesports crafts
  • Learn team building exercises
  • Careers guidance from our professional team
  • Networking within the industry
  • All delivered in a Covid secure environment.

Train at UKSA and experience our unbeatable value, world-class tuition and invaluable industry support and insight.

Speak to our team to find out more:


  • You will need to be aged 18-25
  • A desire to pursue a career in the Watersports Industry
  • An outgoing, enthusiastic personality
  • Previous experience in watersports is desirable but not essential
  • Customer service experience is desirable
  • Successful interview at UKSA


A helping hand for those in need

UKSA is committed to making training and qualifications accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a watersports career. For this course were are able to help with assisted funding subject to interview. Call us to talk about your options on: (01983) 203038.


Dinghy Sailing
  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing)
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing
  • RYA Start Windsurf Instructor
Paddlesport & Paddleboarding
  • BC Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
  • BC Kayak and Canoe Training
  • SUP Training
In-house UKSA Training
  • Raft Building
  • Team Games
  • Initiative Excersizes
  • Land Activities

What’s Included?

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • All kit (excluding wet suit boots)
  • Training equipment
  • Mentoring
  • UKSA Academy uniform
  • Scriptures (books)
  • 2 seasons of guaranteed employment at UKSA in the Watersports Department on completion of your training course

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
UKSA Watersports Academy 2022 03/01/2022 20/03/2022 £4,600
UKSA Watersports Academy 2022 09/01/2023 26/03/2023 £4,600

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I’d advise others doing this course to just get stuck in! Don’t worry about making mistakes – they just make you a better instructor in the future.

Ben Johnston – UKSA Watersports Instructor – UKSA Watersports Academy

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