Summer Instructor Training

About the Course

Run during the UK school/university summer break, this industry-leading course is an ideal option for sixth form or university students looking to use their summer holidays to train, gain transferrable skills and in-demand Instructor Training qualifications.

Dinghy Summer Instructor Training student in a dinghy

Considered becoming a Dinghy or Windsurfing Instructor this summer?

With 30 years’ experience in delivering industry-leading training, UKSA is best placed to teach new skills and provide you with the opportunity for unlimited holiday-work. What better way to earn some holiday money and enjoy the summer!

Watersports Instructor Training - Windsurfing Discipline

What opportunities open up once I become a qualified instructor?

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

We will prepare you for your first steps in the industry thanks to years’ of experience, unrivaled guidance, teaching, one-to-one mentoring and unique links with the maritime industry.

Dinghy Summer Instructor Training student on the solent

Price: £2,500 (including all food and accommodation)

  • All food and accommodation
  • Scriptures (books)
  • Kit (excluding wetsuit boots)
  • Training equipment


  • A minimum of one week’s recent dinghy or windsurf experience
  • If you do not have this experience, our Kickstart course will get you up to speed

Course qualifications upon completion:


  • RYA Start Sailing Level 1
  • RYA Basic Skills Level 2
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers *
  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Day Sailing *
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-assessment
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio
  • RYA First Aid
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  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing) *
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing *
  • RYA Start Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio
  • RYA First Aid

Dinghy Summer Instructor Training students with a UKSA instructor

Need advice?

Call our dedicated course advisors on (01983) 203038 or email [email protected]

Learn more about typical watersports career opportunities.


Governing body membership

To enable you to gain your qualifications you must become a member of the relevant governing body (RYA), and there is a small fee payable to those organisations directly once you have completed your training.