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)
Term 1: September - Dec - 12 weeks - £475Basic skills development
Term 2 : April - June - 10 weeks - £425Skills and coaching development
ExtrasWe 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 CoursesAs 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.
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.
Age 17+, swimmer.
Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX
Age 17+ looking to start on the journey to become a watersports instructor.
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.
Term 1 September - December (13 weeks)Term 2 April - June (10 Weeks)
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.
The calendar below is a bit confusing as it shows every day from the start date to the end date. The course runs over 12 sessions every Wednesday 21st Sept – 14th December. The course only runs on a Wednesday , no other days. Sorry IT problem.
What to bringSwimwear: 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 notesOther 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.
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
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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
You may cancel with written notification from the lead name in your group.
The following cancellation fees apply :
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
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