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UKSA/Neilson - Water Sports Training Academy

  • Job Location


  • Start date

    24 places available for our 5th November 2018 start and 24 places available for our 14th January 2019 start

  • Duration

    10 week course + work placement

  • Job Benefits

    Please see course details


About the Course

UKSA offer the very best professional maritime training courses and youth development programmes to help young people transform their lives for the better.
To meet the demands of the popular and growing activity holiday industry, we have teamed with the UKSA to create a bespoke part-funded, high-quality Water Sports Instructor Training course.

This will ensure that we continue to provide the best service to our guests and also help to remove some of the financial barriers faced by many wanting to break into the business.

Throughout 2018/19, we are offering 48 training places to become a dinghy sailing and windsurfing instructor over a ten-week course.

Upon successful completion of the scheme, you will be guaranteed two seasons of employment, based at one of our beautiful beach resorts in either Greece, Italy, Spain, Sardinia or Croatia.

*The enrolment fee for this course is only £1,000

Top 3 reasons to train with UKSA/Neilson Active Holidays

  • Top quality instructors
  • All inclusive, allowing you to concentrate on your studies
  • Unrivalled guidance, teaching and a unique link between the UKSA and Neilson Active Holidays 

So what’s included in the Price?

You will be asked to invest £1,000 into the cost of your training, with Neilson Active Holidays covering the remaining cost of £4,750.

  • All 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

Course Qualifications

Course qualifications upon completion:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio
  • RYA First AidDinghy


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

Course Booking Details - Register through the UKSA link provided 

To ensure that this is the right course for you we recommend that all applicants speak with the UKSA expert course advisors. Please call the UKSA directly on +44 (0)1983 203028.

24 places available for our 5th November ’18 start
24 places available for our 27th January ’19 start

RYA Membership
In order to gain your qualifications, you must become a member of the RYA. There is a small fee payable directly to the RYA once you have completed your training.



You will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • Some previous recreation water sports experience (minimum of one week’s recent dinghy or windsurfing experience – any candidates without this level of experience will be required to complete the two-week Kickstart course first)
  • A desire to pursue a career in the water sports industry
  • An outgoing, enthusiastic personality
  • Previous professional water sports or customer service experience is a bonus

About us

Why work for us?

Neilson is dedicated to providing active holidays, in the winter with our ski & snowboard programme and in the summer with our land and water-based activities. From beginners to experts alike, we make active
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