Watersports Instructor Training

Course price
Duration of course
11 weeks

Watersports Instructor Training

Looking to work as a Watersports instructor anywhere in the world upon graduation? Then this is the course for you. We’re the perfect training provider for water lovers to get involved and to build a career out on the water.

Funding available for 2021/22 courses –

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UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training is a bespoke, comprehensive training package that will provide you with the skills you need to start your career in the watersports industry. There are opportunities to work both in the UK and across the globe as a qualified instructor.

The course 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…

Course overview:
  • 11 weeks training
  • Qualify to teach dinghy sailing and windsurfing
  • Gain your multihull endorsement
  • Train on paddleboards and paddlesports crafts
  • Careers guidance from our professional team
  • Networking within the industry
  • All delivered in a Covid secure environment.
Speak to our team to find out more:


  • At least a minimum of one week’s recent dinghy and windsurfing experience.


To enable you to gain your qualifications you must become a member of the RYA and BC. There is a small fee payable to those organisations directly once you have completed your training.

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


A helping hand for those in need

Depending on your individual circumstances, you can apply for up to 50% assisted funding to help you kick-start your adventure. The Noel Lister Memorial fund and the Milo Hanlon bursary aims to support young people who have little financial support, but who are driven by a dream to work in the marine industry. These bursaries are repayable and more information can be found on our funding page below.

What’s included?

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.

  • Experienced and dedicated instructors
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • All kit (excluding wet suit boots)
  • Training equipment
  • Scriptures (books)
  • Careers mentoring and CV guidance from our dedicated industry guidance team
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
  • Networking on site throughout your time at UKSA
  • Use of our swimming pool, gym and sports hall

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
Watersports Instructor Training 12/09/2022 28/11/2022 £4,750
Watersports Instructor Training 29/11/2022 24/02/2023 £4,750
Watersports Instructor Training 03/01/2023 21/03/2023 £4,750

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Liam Fussey smiling and laughing with participating school groups


You’re being paid to have fun so come in with new energy every day. Take a moment, once a day, to realise the difference that you’ve made to someone’s life. Try to be the biggest child among a group of them! No matter what you want to do, UKSA has it all waiting for you.

Liam Fussey – UKSA Watersports Instructor/Watersports Instructor Training

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