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Instructor Training

Alongside all of our sixth form courses, students are given the opportunity to develop as a watersports instructor. This whole programme is offered as an optional programme and is offered for FREE! Who doesn’t love a good freebie?! 

Throughout the course we offer students the chance to sign up for optional extras and further training in Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboat and First Aid. This programme is totally unique to Rockley and is something we offer each year to prepare our students for the world of work and get them ready for their potential future as an Instructor. 

We totalled up all this extra training and it’s a package worth approximately £2000. This is available to all students and is offered as an option. All students need to do to access this is get involved and attend the optional days training to reach the required pre requisite for the courses. Your success depends on your willingness to get involved, to never give up and push yourself. 

Each year we see second year students leaving us dual qualified, what we mean by that is qualified as a Dinghy Instructor and Windsurf Instructor. This is the aim of so many of our students and sets them apart from so many others when applying for jobs in watersports. Our students are working all over the world with many “living the dream” going from a summer season working as a watersports instructor in France to a winter season as a ski instructor in Canada. The world really is out there for you to explore and these qualifications give you the ticket to do just that. This really is where the adventure begins so get ready for the rides for jump on in! 

The instructor programme includes the following qualifications:

  • RYA Sailing Level 1, 2, 3
  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Day Sailing
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
  • RYA Performance Sailing
  • RYA Start Windsurfing
  • RYA Intermediate Windsurfing
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor

Success stories

To see where some of our students have gone on to work, check out the success stories 

Click below to download an application form. Once completed, please email to

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