Looking for a career on the water? Train to be a Watersports Instructor

UKSA trained instructors are in high demand world wide. We are experts in our field and offer a number of different courses to suit your needs. You might want to work for us on graduation, train abroad or work for our partners Neilson? Our careers advisors are on-hand to help you decide which option is best for you.

An instructor building a students confidence on the water

Remember, when you train to be a Watersports Instructor you are also picking a lifestyle, where you get to teach the sports you love and travel too. Being a watersports instructor offers job satisfaction and career progression and an amazing tan!

Thanks to our connections in the industry, UKSA graduates are also guaranteed interviews with top employers like Neilson, Mark Warner and Ocean Elements.

Did you know? 

UKSA Watersports graduates are working all over the world, chasing the sun from Greece to the Maldives.

Which watersports course is right for me?


A two-week course that covers the basics in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. It is the ideal beginner or as a refresher course if you are booking on to our Watersports Instructor Training course.
View: Kickstart 

Two students developing their skills in Watersports with UKSA

Watersports Instructor Training – Jan ’19 places available – SIGN UP NOW

This industry leading training 4 discipline course will qualify you as an instructor in the following disciplines; RYA dinghy sailing, BCU kayaking, BSUPA stand up paddleboarding and RYA windsurfing. You will also gain your Powerboat Level 2 qualification.  Select this option to work for anyone in the world and train in the UK – perfect time to chase the sun on graduation! Funding is available.
View: Watersports Instructor Training 

A student developing their Windsurfing skills at UKSA

Summer Instructor Training

Run during the UK summer holidays this is a great option for sixth form or for university students looking to use their summer holidays to train, gain transferable skills and in-demand Watersports Instructor Training qualifications in two disciplines. Funding is available.
View: Summer Instructor Training 

Instructor training a student in Watersports at UKSA

Watersports Instructor Development (UK)

Develop your advanced coaching and instructional skills thanks to our expert training and mentoring from our senior instructors. Funding is available.
View: Watersports Instructor Development

Assisted funding to help launch your watersports career

UKSA is a charity and, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to provide funding support to enable the next generation of motivated and talented young people to embark on long-term careers on or around the water. Funding is available for eligible applicants. UKSA is committed to making watersports qualifications and training accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a career in this industry.  Please speak to our course advisors about the options available to you.

You watersports career starts here! – Register your interest now or call 01983 203028. Or contact Claire on ClaireUksa.

Register Interest