Interested in Watersports? this exciting new course which will allow you to gain a variety of skill and gain a qualification. You will gain practical on the water experience including kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, sailing, coastal rowing…. You will learn key skills, these include volunteering, employability, customer service, sporting events and dealing with facilities and equipment. The course will help you gain confidence through a range of practical and theory led activities, giving you important skill for your future career.

Course code





You will need to be fully committed to be considered for this course and be able to attend Dumfries and Galloway College (Stranraer Campus) and Stranraer Watersports Association

Dates: week beginning 28th November until week beginning the 13th March.  

Entry Requirements

Successful Interview

Information and Interview Session Requirements

You will need to demonstrate your ability to fully commit to the course

Course Content

  • Assist with a Component of Activity Sessions
  • Employment Opportunities in the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Assist with Fitness Programming
  • Assist with Daily Centre Duties

Duration: 10 Weeks

Dates: week beginning 28th November until week beginning 13th March


The course will consist of one day per week of practical activities at Stranraer Watersports Association, and 3 hours of taught delivery per week at Dumfries and Galloway College (Stranraer Campus), you will also be set work to complete in your own time.


Assessments will be practical and written.


This course can be used as a stepping stone to study a full time Sports and Fitness programme at DGC or to progress into employment.

Career Prospects

Further study and/or experience can lead to careers in:

  • Leisure facilities
  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness Instructing
  • Roles in non-sport and fitness related industries
The Watersports industry

Additional funding information


Selling Points

  • Learning in a practical setting
  • Improve your employability skills
  • You will be taught by staff with significant industry experience
  • You will enjoy exciting practical and theory-based experiences in Watersports