6-Week Watersports Instructor Training
2020 Dates TBC


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

Recognised by
Accredited watersports instructor training

Price: £2,995

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

Extras 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. Prices correct for 2019 season and are subject to change.


Our Watersports Instructor Training Academy

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.

Register your interest today! 

  • On the sunny beach of Argelès sur Mer

  • Part of the Argelès fleet

  • Heavy lifting!

  • Voyager Adventure Team 2017

  • High octane white water rafting

  • Wakey Wakey!

  • Crazy Canyonners


Watersports Instructor Course Qualifications



Paddle Sports

Power Boat


RYA Start Sailing Level 1


SUP & Kayak Training


RYA Powerboat Level 2


RYA Basic Skills Level 2


BCU Paddle Sport Leader


RYA Safety Boat


RYA Sailing with Spinnakers




RYA Seamanship Skills


HSE First Aid


 - Session Planning


RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-assessment


RYA SSR Radio License


- Risk Assessment


RYA Dinghy Instructor


RYA Safe & Fun


- On Water Rescues


Guaranteed Employment at the End of the Course

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.



Voyager Academy's 6 Week Watersports Instructor Training is approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and as trainees, you are eligible for a Professional Career Development Loan. Trainees are not required to pay off this loan until after watersports instructor training course has been completed, however, you will want to take into account that interest rates are relatively high. Another option to fund in part your watersports instructor training course is with a personal loan. One benefit being that personal loans are typically low interest, whilst being required to be paid back within the first few months of lending.

Competitively priced 

It is worth highlighting that our 6-week watersports instructor training course is exceptionally competitively priced at only £2995, that includes return UK travel, 4* accommodation and most importantly - paid employment on the beaches of France upon completion of the course!

Register your interest today! 

  • Watersports instructor training funding


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