Watersports Instructor Training

Course price
Duration of course
11 weeks
Work anywhere

Watersports Instructor Training (4 Disciplines)

Looking to work as a Watersports instructor anywhere in the world upon graduation, then this is the course for you.

About the course

Most watersports courses offer two, maybe three, disciplines. Here at UKSA we offer four as standard. For maximum employability, our eleven-week course will see you qualify in teaching dinghy sailing, paddleboard, paddlesport and windsurfing – making you very desirable within the watersports industry.

Being able to do a selection of water-based sports will help build confidence on-the-water. Being confident leads to a higher quality of instruction and clients will have a more enjoyable and educational experience.

Our Watersports Instructor Training provides you with the qualifications required to work in the UK and also around the world. With a huge demand for high calibre professionals in this sector you are likely to find yourself with a choice of jobs in the most idyllic locations on the planet.

Thanks to our connections with the industry, UKSA graduates are guaranteed interviews with the top employers in the watersports industry such as Neilson HolidaysMark Warner and Ocean Elements.


  • At least a minimum of one week’s recent dinghy and windsurfing experience.
  • Any candidates without this level of experience will be required to complete the two-week Kickstart course first.


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 Sailing Level 1
  • RYA Basic Skills Level 2
  • RYA Better Sailing Level 3
  • RYA Seamanship Skill Modules
  • RYA Advanced Sailing
  • RYA Pre-Assessment
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing)
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing
  • RYA Start Windsurf Instructor
Kayak and Canoe
  • BC Paddlesport Instructor
Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • BC Paddleboard Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Safe and Fun
  • BC Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Once you have completed the Watersports Instructor Training course, you may find that you would like to upgrade your qualifications and boost your confidence by honing your instructor skills.

The next step is to take our Watersports Instructor Development course.

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
Watersports Instructor Training UK 28/09/2020 13/12/2020 £5,750
Watersports Instructor Training UK 11/01/2021 28/03/2021 £5,999

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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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