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Watersports Instructor Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Sports & Fitness
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 year
Course Code   10203-FMS-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19
Location   Falmouth Marine School
Start Date   14/09/2022

This is a unique course which is perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors and taking part in sports. The aim is to prepare students for a career in the watersports and wider outdoor industry.

Students spend 75% of their time at Sithians Lake developing their personal and coaching skills in sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking.

Students also have the opportunity to complete NGB qualifications to allow them to instruct a range of watersports such as RYA dinghy instructor, RYA windsurf instructor, Outdoor first aid, Powerboart Level 2, paddleboard instructor etc. (These additional courses may include a fee to cover the costs of certification and external trainers).

  What You Will Learn

In addition to developing skills in a range of watersports, student will study the following modules:

- Preparing for a career in sport
- Sports coaching
- Assessing risk
- Principles and practices in outdoor adventure
- Current issues in sport
- Alternative pursuits
- Exercise health and lifestyle
- Leading a waterbased activity session
- Work experience

  Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.


The course is assessed through written coursework, practical demonstrations and presentations. There are no exams.


Employment, Higher level of study




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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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This is a unique course which prepares students for a career in watersports and the wider outdoor industry. This course is perfect for anyone that has an interest in sports, especially the outdoors. If you are passionate about outdoor adventure and love being outside, this course can help you turn your passion into your career. Not only will you achieve your Level 2 diploma, you will also develop your personal and leadership skills in a range of watersports including paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional instructor qualifications which will make you extremely employable within the industry.

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