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If you want to work as a Watersports Instructor then Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre is a fantastic place to gain the relevant qualifications!
This RYA accredited qualification is offered over three days. Using the Centre's unique location you will train at sea, in Christchurch harbour near Bournemouth and Poole and also on a river with constant flow.
The pre-entry test is included in the course price.
Run over five days our Dinghy Instructor course will develop your teaching skills so that you can work as a professional sailing instructor. The course is run by our full-time experienced RYA Coach Assessor and is moderated on the last day by a second RYA Coach Assessor.
The pre-entry test is included in the price.
This five day course is for competent windsurfers who are looking to teach the Start Windsurfing course and the Youth Windsurfing Scheme. Based in such a popular windsurfing location, we are ideally situated for this course.
You will learn how to teach and be given the opportunity to practise your teaching on other course candidates under the watchful eye of our windsurf trainer who will then work with you to improve your coaching.
We run a large number of Level 1 and Level 2 UKCC coaching courses at the Centre, many in conjunction with Brockenhurst College courses.
Please contact the Centre for dates and details.
This four day course marks the transition from managing your own small group of learners to that of being a ‘fleet manager’. The course includes supervising instructors under your control, practical teaching afloat, fleet management, running shore-based sessions, customer liaison and group discussions under the guidance of one of our very experienced dinghy coaching assessors.
Your progress will be continually assessed throughout the course.
The Professional Water Sports Instructor course will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable progression within the watersports industry. It covers all of the practical and theoretical elements required to prepare you for further education or employment.
As well as the NVQ qualification, you will work towards RYA Powerboat Level 2, first aid, and British Canoe Star Awards.
If you meet the correct standards, you will also have the opportunity to attend an RYA Dinghy Instructor course and a UKCC Level 1 Paddlesports Coach course.apply
(via Brockenhurst College website)