WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
This intensive six week traineeship is perfect for both beginners and anyone with a bit of previous windsurfing experience who is looking to improve their skills and to teach this exciting water sport to others. This course has been specially designed to allow you the maximum time to develop your own personal windsurfing skills, as well as learning the correct techniques on how to instruct others. You will also gain an internationally recognised instructorship qualification, which means you can teach windsurfing almost anywhere in the world!
You will be taught alongside beginners so you can be sure of picking up top tips from the professionals on teaching technique. You’ll also attend theory classes where you’ll learn about good teaching practice and the safety issues which every instructor will need to know.
This is a whole lot more than just a windsurfing experience; it is an opportunity to expand your own skill set in a sport which you will undoubtedly develop a passion for, as well as being able to train others throughout the world.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Your first four weeks will provide you with intensive foundation training, including personal performance coaching and essential courses in first aid and rescue boat driving. You will be in the water practising your windsurfing everyday under the guidance of expert coaches, and will likely be amazed at your progress in this short time.
Your final two weeks will be devoted to instructor training and assessment, focusing on the coaching techniques you will need to inspire other beginners. You will develop an imaginative approach to teaching safe and efficient windsurfing, as well as the underlying theory. You will have enough time to learn and practice all the necessary skills before you demonstrate your capability in the final examination, when you will then be awarded with your RYA qualification.