Kitesurfing Careers & Gap Years

‘FastTrack Kite & Watersports Instructor Course’

£4999 (reduced to £3899 if equipment package is not required).

The Kitesurf Centre is running our unique 8 week course again in 2019.


2019 Dates: May 6th – FULLY BOOKED

The Fastrack Instructor Course introduces complete beginners to 5 different kite and watersports and trains them to not only accomplish the sports themselves but achieve a level of ability, experience and the qualifications to go on and instruct others.

The exciting schedule concentrates on Powerkiting, Kite Landboarding, Kite Buggying, Kitesurfing and the fastest RYA Logo (JPEG)growing watersport in the world, Stand Up Paddleboarding. It also covers power and safety boating, personal nutrition and first aid applied to extreme sports instruction.

Whereas the slightly tamer, but equally important theoretical side, covers all the knowledge needed aboutbsupa the sports and instructing them as well as useful information regarding the industry, how to get a job and travelling the world; an easy task with all the qualifications!

Every centre worldwide favour instructors with recognised qualifications in multiple sports which is why this course puts you in a great position to begin a new exciting career!

Our course is now in it’s 5th generation so it’s been tweaked and improved to run as efficiently and productively as possible.

Perhaps you’re taking a gap year or a sabbatical from the 9-5 or just want to change career entirely to travel the world? This is the ideal opportunity which is not only great fun but opens many doors worldwide.

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION DOCUMENT – Includes all the details regarding the course


Here’s some feedback and a short Go Pro video from some of the 2019 participants

Why would you want to become a qualified instructor?

Rather than us telling you why you’d want to be an instructor we’ve asked a few of our instructors to make a short video expressing their own thoughts, check them out below:

Among the information our instructors have presented we have listed some points we feel are most important as a qualified multi sport instructor.

– Easy to travel to exotic places while earning well

– Follow the summer – 6 months in the northern hemisphere and 6 months in the southern.

– The BKSA and RYA qualifications are recognised worldwide

– A good career path with chances to be involved in the industry

– Lack of instructors worldwide means finding a job is relatively easy (less than 70 qualifying annually in the UK each year)

– Work outdoors 99% of the timeIMG_4969

– Well paid jobs

– Relaxed atmosphere

– Meet loads of new and interesting people daily who often become friends

– Be involved with fun and exciting teams

– Learn foreign languages

– Participate in the sports you love all the time

– Gratifying seeing your students learn and improve

– Being a multi qualified instructor means you’re doing something different every day

– Help finding and applying for work placements in the UK or abroad following the 8 week course

– It’s fun!

Qualifications achieved

The course is jam packed with learning, instructor courses and qualifications. Needless to say it’s a busy 8 week period!

Here’s what’s included…

BKSA Powerkite Level 1

BKSA Kite buggy and landboard Level 1

BKSA Kitesurf Level 1 & 2

BSUPA Stand up paddleboard (SUP) Level 1

BKSA Powerkite instructor

RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA – First Aid – Water specific course

BKSA Kitesurf Instructor 1

BSUPA Stand up paddleboard Instructor

The abundance of qualifications achieved offers the opportunity to find work easily in the future or to specialise in a certain sport. Taking these courses alone come to a total of over £3,000

Full equipment set up is also included giving you the kit to use and practice with throughout the 8 weeks and take with you to continue once you have completed the course.

The advantage of becoming a multi sport instructor is not only the attractiveness to potential employers but also being able to teach and work no matter what the location, conditions or school. For example, if there is light or no wind at certain times of year where you’re working, kitesurfing would be difficult to teach but it may be a beautiful location for holiday makers and ideal for stand up paddleboard lessons, tours and adventures around islands or caves, in the Caribbean for example.

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION DOCUMENT – Includes all the details regarding the course


Take a look at this inspirational video from one of our instructors, who decided to change his career and path in life many years ago to follow his desire.


A quote from Steve Thane who took the first FastTrack course in 2015 and subsequently went on to teach in South Africa, Aruba, Egypt and is into his 4th season with us here at The Kitesurf Centre

“I took the fastTrack course in 2015. I had been kiting 4 years but mainly on land with powerkites but had attempted kitesurfing on water. I learnt a lot and renewed my passion not only for kiting but for life in general.
The instructor Nick was great, very thorough and passionate. I found the course tough at first while my body adjusted to using muscles it wasn’t used to using, but once I was a little fitter everything fell into place. The focus was not only on riding but also on how to instruct, how to split other people difficulties and different ways to introduce regular people into these awesome sports. It was a great laugh as well as a lot of hard work.
As for the centre and the guys running it, they were top notch. The kit we used was in great condition and very fit for purpose. The other instructors and the boys running the school were always available to answer any questions and give advise as well as impart their wealth of knowledge about all areas of kiting, from improving riding and kite skills to fixing gear and choosing equipment for the different disciplines of kiting we wanted to learn.
I would highly recommend taking this course as it has literally changed my life and has given me the opportunity to travel the world and meet great people. 
It’s hard work and not for the faint hearted. If you are not passionate about kiting or extreme sports this is not for you but if you are, it will be the best money you could ever spend”
Here’s a little more feedback from those who participated in the 2019 course along with a short go pro video they shot throughout the course