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Watersports Level 3 Diploma

Falmouth Marine School Falmouth LEVEL: 3 Watersports

This course is for those that have completed the Level 2 Watersports Diploma and would like to further develop their skills and work in the Watersports industry.

Falmouth Marine School’s southerly position offers access to watersports all year round.

If you wish to train to work in the industry, Falmouth is one of the best locations. Our courses are designed by experienced lecturers that have worked in the industry, ensuring that you will gain a real insight into the career that you want to do.

The watersports sector has seen big changes over the past decade. One result of this is a huge demand for instructors, offering valid and rewarding long-term career paths. We host an annual Industry event where you can be interviewed by local, national and international companies, resulting in employment straight after completing your course.  Previous students have gained employment with companies such as PGL, Heilson and Wark Warner at this event.

We have our very own Watersports Centre on the banks of the Fal Estuary and have easy access to both of the Cornish coastlines.

You will get the chance to experience a large range of sports including:

  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Power Boating
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)



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Ideal if:

you are thinking of becoming a watersports instructor in the UK or abroad, PE teacher, coach, fitness instructor, event manager or work in sports development.

Alternatively, this course is for those who enjoy sports and the outdoors, and who would like to enhance their experience, knowledge and skills before progressing into employment or university.


You’ll need:

To have completed the Level 2 Watersports Diploma.  Have four GCSE's grade C or 5, including English and mathematics.

You’ll learn:

different aspects of the watersports industry, which may include: sports development and coaching, equipment and facilities, sports facilities and operations management, outdoor adventurous expeditions and assessing risk.


to be in college for three to four days a week, complete work experience placements, employability workshops, English and maths, and to be assessed in a variety of ways.

You’ll love:

working in specialist facilities and the amount of practical watersports activities. You will also love our annual industry day where you can be interviewed for positions both locally and abroad with organisations such as Mark Warner, PGL, Neilson and Sunsail

"The way the course is designed is perfect for the industry, the students can complete by Easter, which is when the season starts. They have their dingy and sailing qualifications along with coaching experience and relevant knowledge to be a valued team member.” Dave Jury, PGL





Watersports Level 3 Diploma

Start Date

September 2017




1 year


Alex Sly Watersports

The qualifications and experience I gained at Falmouth Marine School got me employment in the industry.


Hannah Mason Watersports Chief Instructor

Hannah is an RYA accredited advanced windsurf, senior dingy and powerboat instructor. Hannah is well known in the industry having 10 years of experience working at centres both in the UK and abroad. Hannah is a former Falmouth Marine School watersports student and obtained her first job at the College’s industry day. Having completed the same journey that the students have the opportunity to, she is in a unique position to advise and impart her experience. “I can provide students with a real insight into the industry and advise them on their future careers, because I have worked in some of the centres they will work in.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.