NEW! Watersports Instructor Training (3 Disciplines)

About the Watersports Instructor Training course

Whether you are changing career, or considering an alternative to university, with 30 years of delivering excellence UKSA is best placed to take you on a life changing journey into an exciting new career. Our industry leading Watersports Instructor Training course in Greece will train you to become a dinghy sailingstand up paddleboarding and windsurfing instructor. You will also gain your Powerboat Level 2 qualification.

There are a host of funding and bursary options for students.

Vounaki in Greece

Why choose this course in Vounaki? 

The Vounaki resort offers the ideal location to train with the perfect combination of the gentle blue waters of the Ionian Sea, consistent winds and easy launching making getting onto the water a breeze.

If you want to work at centres around the world, this is the right course for you. UKSA is internationally recognised by RYA accredited centres and with this training behind you, doors will  open up to many opportunities within this industry. You will be trained by our experienced instructors who are experts in this field.

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.

By selecting this option you will train in Greece at a Neilson resort and can work for anyone you choose on graduation.

Great place to learn!

Top 3 reasons to train with UKSA?

  • Top quality instructors
  • All inclusive,  so you can concentrate on your studies
  • Unrivalled guidance, teaching, one-to-one mentoring and unique links with the maritime industry

So what is included in the price? 

  • All your flights, transfers and accommodation is included
  • Inside canteen with buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Bikes available to explore the local area
  • Outside swimming pool
  • Communal area to socialise
  • Fitness instructor present 3 mornings a week

Swimming pool at resort – and relax!


We would expect our Watersports Instructor Training candidates to have at least a minimum of one week’s recent dinghy and windsurfing experience. Any candidates without this level experience will be required to complete the two-week Kickstart course first.

To ensure that this is the right course for you, we ask all applicants talk through with our expert course advisors. Email [email protected] or call us on (01983) 203028. Or contact Claire on ClaireUksa.

Need a helping hand? Funding is available 

UKSA is committed to making training and qualifications accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a watersports career. To see a full list of all of our funding options visit our funding opportunities page or call us to talk about your options on: (01983) 203028

Course qualifications upon completion:

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


  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (non-planing)
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing (planing) *
  • RYA Advanced Windsurfing *
  • RYA Windsurfing Instructor

Stand Up Paddleboarding:

  • BSUPA Paddleboard Instructor Level 1


  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA SRR Radio Operators License
  • RYA First Aid


Just call us on +44 (0)1983 203028  or email [email protected] and we will help you arrange course choices and dates.

Governing body membership

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

Watersports Instructor Training bolt-on options:

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 might be to take our Watersports Instructor Development course.