Summer Instructor Training

About the Course

Run during the UK school/university summer break, these industry-leading courses are ideal options for sixth form or university students looking to use their summer holidays to train, gain transferrable skills and in-demand Watersports Instructor Training qualifications.

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!

Do you want to become a Dinghy or Windsurf Instructor this summer?

Our Summer Instructor Training allows you to gain qualifications in either dinghy or windsurf.

An instructor teaching a school pupil on how to use a paddle

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 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.

All-inclusive career training at UKSA

The all-inclusive course gives you practical experience, safety knowledge and all the skills required. All food and accommodation are included so you can focus on your studies.

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

Price: £2,440 (including all food and accommodation)

A summer watersports instructor windsurfing on the water


  • A minimum of one week’s recent dinghy or windsurfing experience depending on the training option you choose
  • If you do not have this experience, our Kickstart course will get you up to speed

Course qualifications upon completion:

Option 1:  Dinghy Sailing 

  • 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 SRR Radio Operators License
  • RYA First Aid


Option 2:  Windsurfing 

  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing) *
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing *
  • RYA Windsurfing Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA SRR Radio Operators License
  • RYA First Aid
A UKSA Summer Instructor giving guidance on how to Windsurf

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.

RYA: Royal Yachting Association