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Instructor Development Programme - Plas Menai

Once you have gained your qualifications, consider applying for our Instructor Development Programme. This programme is designed for level 1 Instructors who want to gain valuable work experience at the National Watersports Centre.

The programme is open to anyone who holds at least one waterbased instructor qualification and runs for a period of six months. It includes a PAID monthly living allowance and full board and accommodation.

It is a fantastic opportunity to see how a large centre operates and you will get the chance to develop your confidence and instructional style under the careful guidance of our senior instructional team. During your time with us, you will also get the opportunity to gain further qualifications.

What is included?        

  • PAID monthly living allowance   
  • Full board and accommodation (or non-resident)
  • Wide range of work experience within different departments of the centre     
  • Training opportunities in sailing, windsurfing & kayaking   
  • Training and assessment fees paid for  
  • Use of specialist training equipment    
  • Free use of the centres leisure facilities - gym, swimming pool, mountain bike track and rock room

Applying for the Programme

We have two intakes for this programme each year; in the Spring and the Autumn.

If you would like to apply for this programme, please follow the link below. 


For more information on career training days Plas Menai can offer  please follow the link below.



Fast track Instructor Training

If you are considering a career, gap year or working break in the outdoors, our Fast Track Instructor Training Progamme will give you the Internationally recognised qualifications and experience you need. For over 22 years we have been running these specialist courses and have an unrivalled reputation for providing the highest standards of training. Our courses open up worldwide employment opportunities as watersports and outdoor instructors, professional yacht skippers and expedtion leaders. 

Your employment prospects will be in the best hands. We provide small group tution combined with all the latestequipment, dedicated coaches and modular training programmes supported by excellent shore-side facilities to ensure you get the best springboard into the industry. As well as enjoying excellent employment prospects with international watersports and adventure organisations, successful graduates also have the opportunity to apply for Plas Menai's work experience programme. 

Fasttrack Instructor Training Options:

  • Sailing and Windsurfing Instructor - 12 Weeks 

  • Sailing Instructor - 8 Weeks 
  • Windsurfing Instructor - 4 Weeks 
  • Powerboat Instructor - 3 Weeks 
  • Professional Yachmaster Training - 17 Weeks Kayak 
  • Mountain Instructor - 12 Weeks.

For more information please contact Plas Menai on 01248 670964 or email info@plasmenai.co.uk‚Äč