Voyager Academy

A brand new initiative that gives Watersports instructors the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications and employment with Voyager Adventure at one of our Mediterranean centres.

6 Week Watersports Instructor Training
16 March 2018 – 27 April 2019

The Voyager Academy is a brand new initiative that gives Watersports instructors the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications and subsequently employment with Voyager Adventure at one of our Mediterranean centres.



About the course

The watersports/outdoors industry is crying out for new instructors so many uk operators are now offering their own instructor training courses. The only problem is they are in the UK, in the Winter! So, why not join our fast-track watersports instructor training course in the Mediterranean sunshine and begin an incredible journey to a new career. 

Our comprehensive Watersports Instructor Training course will train you to become a Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor, with the option to add Windsurf Instructor should you complete a season with us after the course. You will also gain your Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat qualifications along with many other industry-specific qualifications and workshops.

Our training facility is based in Argelès-sur-Mer, in the south of France, with the Mediterranean Coast and Pyrenees mountains all on your doorstep. Not only will you receive an incredible training programme but you will also experience new cultures and have the opportunity to try a huge amount of other adventure sports. Our training course includes a day trip to Barcelona (only 2 hours away) and the opportunity to try wakeboarding, mountain biking, white water rafting, canyoning, and, if it’s been a good season, there will be the opportunity to Ski/Snowboard.


  • On the sunny beach of Argelès sur Mer

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  • Part of the Argelès fleet

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  • Heavy lifting!

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  • Voyager Adventure Team 2017

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  • High octane white water rafting

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  • Wakey Wakey!

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  • Crazy Canyonners

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Watersports Instructor Course Qualifications

  

Sailing

Paddle Sports

Other

RYA Start Sailing Level 1 BCU 1 & 2* HSE First Aid
RYA Basic Skills Level 2 BCU Foundation Safety & Rescue RYA SSR Radio License
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers BCU Paddle Sport Leader  RYA Safe & Fun

 

RYA Seamanship Skills

Power Boat

 Workshops

 RYA Day Sailing RYA Powerboat Level 2

- CV’s & Interviews

- Session Planning

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-assessment RYA Safety Boat

 - Risk Assessment

- Ice breakers & Team Games

 RYA Dinghy Instructor    - On Water Rescues

  


 

Price: £2,995

(including return UK transport & 4* self-catered accommodation) 

Extra’s to budget for: Food, PPE, Governing body membership 

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

 


Future employment

Getting the balance right!

Students who successfully complete our Watersports Instructor Training course will be offered paid employment with Voyager Adventure. This will be at one of our Mediterranean centres. Voyager Academy has a large network within the activity industry and can provide extra support for students applying for other roles.

Why do we work in the outdoor industry?

"Laboro quod lascivio unus (Work and play are as one)"

We like this philosophy here at Voyager. A philosophy that was first recorded by François-René de Chateaubriand over 200 years ago:

“Someone in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between their work and their play; their labour and their leisure; their mind and their body; their education and their recreation. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence through whatever they are doing, and leave others to determine whether they are working or playing. To themselves, they always appear to be doing both.”



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