Watersports Instructor Training Course

Watersports Instructor Training Course

Our new Watersports Instructor Training  Course is a perfect option for students to develop new skills. or individuals looking for a career change.
 
Here at Lagoon Watersports we are excited to offer you an amazing, flexible way to train with the perfect environment for learning to become a watersports instructor. With on site trainers, qualified instructors and a real working centre environment, you have access to some fo the best training in the UK.
 
The course is run every Wednesday, September to June, with a break at Christmas until Easter. Divided into two terms you have the opportunity to develop in a range of watersports.  With dedicated staff to take you through your journey and give you professional development guidance you can be assured you’ll know where you want to go next.
With no experience required, you will develop not only your skills but water confidence and knowledge. We will teach you the sports and as you progress and prepare you for instructor courses.
 
Our course also includes work experience and opportunity for seasonal employment.
The course is open to adults over 17. (Instructor qualifications cannot be gained until age 18)

Course Structure

Term 1: September - Dec - 12 weeks - £475
Basic skills development

  • RYA level 1 and 2 Sailing course
  • RYA Start Windsurfing course
  • BSUPA SUP Ready to Ride course
  • RYA Safe and Fun course (usually £20)
  • RYA First Aid course (usually £125)
  • On water practice time

Term 2 : April - June - 10 weeks - £425
Skills and coaching development

  • RYA Intermediate Windsurf course
  • Intro to WingSurfing
  • Intermediate windsurfing clinics
  • SUP training
  • Instructor skills development
  • Work experience

Extras
We will offer the following courses at a reduced rate to any of the students on this course. 
The extras will not be on Wednesdays but a range of different dates and times to the main course.
RYA Powerboat level 2 - £225 (Essential pre requirement for RYA windsurfing and sailing instructors)
BSUPA SUP Instructor Course - £175 (2 days)
RYA Start Windsurf instructor Course £290 (5 days)
 
Additional Courses
As you progress and spend more time on the water, improve your coaching skills we can help you work towards additional qualifications such as RYA Sailing instructor. Even moving on to yacht sailing and working towards being a yacht skipper.

Course objective:

  • Develop personal skills in a range of watersports
  • Develop professional skills in a range of watersports
  • Gain at least one National Governing Body Instructor Qualification.

This course is a journey from zero to instructor and you will get out what you put in. Our dedicated staff will instruct, guide and coach you through your journey and give you professional development guidance so you can be assured you’ll know where you want to go next.

Prerequisite:

Age 17+, swimmer.

Where:

Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX

Suitable for:

Age 17+ looking to start on the journey to become a watersports instructor.

Attendance :

The course outcomes are based on attendance, you are expected to attend all sessions in order to achieve all the available qualifications. If you miss sessions, you miss valuable training time and may not achieve the desired outcomes.
The Professional Training is sold as a course and not sessional, Lagoon Watersports are unable to refund individual sessions missed.

Availability:

Term 1 September - December (13 weeks)
Term 2 April - June (10 Weeks)

Booking:

You may book online however we advise contacting us to check this is the right course for you.
Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.

Zero too Instructor
No previous experience required
All equipment provided

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Important - Please see our COVID-19 information before booking here
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More Information

Please aim to arrive at the centre 20 minutes before your session starts.

We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity takes place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX.

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You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.

Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock

Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon. There is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.

There are residential roads opposite the lagoon which have small residential parking restrictions on them, please check at time of parking.

Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6

This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you arrive at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Coastliner 700 service. Stage Coach

Train : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.

Coach

National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us.

What to bring
Swimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and buoyancy which are provided.
Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry off at the end of the session.
Bag: To put your wet things in.
Prepared to take notes
Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.
What not to bring
Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry.

Water quality

The water quality in Hove Lagoon is independently tested regularly during the summer season as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test.

Independent water quality test results from 2017  testing

Total Colibacteria


Faecal Colibacteria


Faecal Enterococci


  • Natural algae growth occurs in the Lagoon. This algae can look unpleasant particularly when it blows to one corner of the Lagoon. It is harmless. It is NOT blue/green algae that fresh water lakes can suffer from.
  • Sometimes there is a smell. This smell is caused by the natural process of the algae.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council treat the water with an organic substance to help suppress the algae growth.
  • The water in the Lagoon is sea water rather than fresh water which prevents some common water quality issues that lakes suffer from.
  • The Lagoon is topped up with fresh seawater every few days.
  • The Lagoon is very shallow so the sun can penetrate to the bottom.
  • There is a high level of evaporation and leakage in the Lagoon.
  • The sea water that goes into the Lagoon meets all bathing test requirements.

Changing Bookings

We have different cancellation policies for each of our centres please check our full booking terms and conditions.

Activities at Hove Lagoon

Alterations to Bookings at Hove Lagoon

Customers are able to rearrange course dates up to two times with no charge when Lagoon Watersports is given :

48 hours notice for courses under £75 per person

7 days notice for courses priced between £76 – £300 per person

14 days notice for course over £301 per person

If Lagoon Watersports is given less than the required notice period this considered to be a cancellation.

In circumstances when a customer requests more than two changes of a date, a rebooking fee of 50% of the course fee will be charged.

In circumstances where the customer is unable to choose new dates or Lagoon Watersports is unable to offer suitable alternative dates a credit will be applied to the customers account that is valid for 24 months.

Cancellation charges

Customers may cancel a course with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply when Lagoon Watersports is given :

  • More than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 25% of the course price will be taken as a cancellation fee.
  • Less than 4 weeks notice before course/event starts – 100% of the course price will be taken as cancellation fee.

Course Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

In circumstance where Lagoon Watersports cancels a course (Excluding Force Majeure) the customer may choose a new date or a full refund.

Postponement due to COVID-19

If you are required to self isolate via government guidelines you can reschedule you booking to a later date within our schedule availability. No refunds are available due to COVID-19.

Force Majeure

In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future valid for 24 months. This includes cancellation by us due to COVID-19. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.


Activities at Brighton Marina

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Rescheduling your dates

RYA Courses

Due limited availability you can only reschedule up to 14 days prior to the course start date to give us time to fill your place, within 14 days and up to 48 hours it will cost £99 to reschedule. Within 48 hours you will need to rebook at full cost of the session/Course

Zero to Dayskipper and Learn to Sail packages are allowed a maximum of 2 changes to dates without penalties, this must be at least 7 days prior to the course date otherwise a penalty fee of £75 will be incurred

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

Individuals booked onto boating experiences may reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the activity, within 48 hours you will loose your booking and given a 25% discount on rebooking

Cancellation charges

You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.

The following cancellation fees apply :

  • More than 4 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit or 25% of course/event fee
  • Less than 4 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/event

Group changes in numbers

Group bookings confirm numbers 4 weeks prior to the event with the final balance. Any changes in numbers we will endeavour to accommodate, the following applies

Numbers increases up to 24 hours prior to the event will be accommodated as much as possible, priced per head

Number decreases up to 7 days prior to the event will be accommodated, but where this reduce your group size below 6 persons you will need to pay for 6 persons. Session durations might vary depending on changes to group sizes

Cancellation by Lagoon Watersports

RYA Courses

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment or engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will give you as much notice as possible and offer new dates to complete the course.

Boating experiences trips, Powerboat ride, Jet Ski Safaris 

If we need to cancel due to Instructor availability, damaged equipment, engine failure or weather conditions/Sea State we will do all we can to arrange another suitable date, if we cannot provide suitable availability then you will be offered a full refund

Force Majeure  – In circumstances out of our control we will endeavour to rebook and hold credit for any activity in the future with a two year expiry

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