BKSA Kitesurfing Instructor Courses

  • BKSA Level 1 ITC Dates:
    • 1st – 5th May 2023
    • 12th – 16th June 2023
    • 11th – 15th September 2023
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: Will Bennett
  • Price: £549
  • BKSA Senior ITC Dates:
    • TBC
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: Will Bennett
  • Price: £250


All kitesurf Instructor Training Courses (ITCs) are run in conjunction with the BKSA regulations, materials and BKSA recognised staff. They’re open to all kitesurfers of a suitable standard of riding proficiency / experience. Please don’t be afraid to contact us if you’re unsure of your level.

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The BKSA ITC has been modified to include extra areas of training specific to the UK. The syllabus forms the core of the course package with further areas that include foil training as well as single skin kites, further safety inputs plus the legal and administrative requirements that an instructor must be aware of when setting up their own school.

BKSA Level 1 Instructor Training Course

The first step in your instructor career, the BKSA Instructor Training Course gives you the ability to teach at all BKSA affiliated schools.

Prerequisites:

  • Valid BKSA membership
  • 12 hours shadow teaching
  • Verified riding competency
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Valid First Aid certificate
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BKSA Senior Instructor Training Course

The BKSA Senior Instructor qualification is designed to take you to the next step as an instructor, showing your experience and giving you the skills to manage a centre.

Prerequisites:

  • Valid BKSA membership
  • 12 hours shadow teaching
  • Verified riding competency
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • 150 logged teaching hours at a BKSA recognised school
  • Minimum of 6 months as a valid BKSA instructor

BKSA Revalidation Course

Instructors are required to revalidate their instructor license every 3 years if they wish to continue teaching. This course is run on an on-demand basis, so please enquire by phone or email if you would like to book in.

  • BKSA Revalidation dates:
    • Revalidation may be run alongside BKSA Lv1 courses, please contact us to confirm availability
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: Will Bennett
  • Price: £160
  • Course duration: 1 Day
  • Prerequisites: Existing BKSA Level 1, Level 2 or Senior Instructor Qualification
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IKO to BKSA Conversion Course

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The aim of the conversion course is to familiarise Instructors with the BKSA scheme and how it differs from the IKO. It also brings Instructors up to date with the latest teaching best practices.

  • IKO to BKSA Conversion dates:
    • Conversion may be run alongside BKSA Lv1 courses (2 days), or booked as a private 1-day course please contact us to confirm availability
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: Will Bennett
  • Price: £299 for a 2-day group course or £399 for a 1-day private course.
  • Prerequisites: Existing IKO Level 1 Instructor Qualification or higher.

8 Week Fast Track Kite & SUP Instructor Course

The 8 Week Fast Track Instructor Course is designed to take you from beginner kiter to instructor in just 8 weeks.

  • No qualifications required.
  • Become an instructor in kitebuggying, kite landboarding, stand up paddleboarding and kitesurfing.
  • Shadow and co-teach with experienced BKSA Senior Instructors.
  • Full set of equipment included in the course cost.

Kite Sports Instructor – Career Accelerator Course

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Following on from the success of our annual 8 Week Fast Track Kite & SUP Instructor Course, and the subsequent enquiries for additional ‘zero to hero’ style kitesurfing instructor courses to be provided all year round, we have created the Kite Sports Instructor – Career Accelerator Course.

  • Flexible scheduling to suit your pace of learning, work & life commitments.
  • Become an instructor in powerkiting, kitebuggying, kite landboarding and kitesurfing.
  • Shadow and co-teach with experienced BKSA Senior Instructors.

BSUPA Stand Up Paddleboarding Instructor Courses

All Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Instructor Training Courses (ITCs) are run in conjunction with the BSUPA regulations, materials and BSUPA recognised staff. They’re open to all paddleboarders of a suitable standard of riding proficiency / experience. Please don’t be afraid to contact us if you’re unsure of your level.

BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Training Course

  • Next Course: TBC
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: Sasha Chisholm
  • Price: £250

The first step in your instructor career, the BSUPA Level 1 Instructor Training Course gives you the ability to teach at all BSUPA affiliated schools.

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Emergency First Aid at Work Course

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  • Next Course: September 16th 2022
  • Location: Camber Sands
  • Instructor: The First Aid Team
  • Price: £110

British Kite Sports Association (BKSA) and British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) qualified instructors must hold a valid first aid qualification. This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course will certify you for 3 years.

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If you have any questions regarding the courses above, please get in touch via live chat, telephone or email.