Sports Gap Years

As part of your gap year you can participate in a vast range of sports courses, jobs and placements: Gap year watersports (BCU training, surfing, diving, sailing etc); Mountain sports (Climbing, MLTB training and cycling); Winter sports (Snowboarding, skiing); And traditional sports (Football, cricket, rugby etc).

There are lots of outdoor education courses to choose from right here in the UK, or you might choose to get a support job abroad with a company like PGL who offer you the chance to train whilst you work (or ‘Earn While You Learn’ as some companies put it). Similar to good ski and snowboard instructor courses, the focus is not usually on creating Olympic stars, but to train high quality teachers to deliver expert instruction. All courses will include an aspect of first aid training but you can take specialist courses independently.

If you are not bothered about instructing, you can still use a sports gap year to take your sport to a new level. Play football on specialist camps in South America and Africa, or qualify as a PADI diver in incredible Venezuela. These opportunities won’t just give you an unbeatable GAP experience, but a solid skill for the future too.

Latest Sports listings

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JCA Paddlesports Instructor

We are looking for experienced Paddlesports Instructors to join our JCA team this season from 3rd June to 12th July 2024 to deliver Canoeing, Kayaking

England
England
  • From £11 per hour
  • Optional (Price :Meals & Accommodation provided at a monthly deduction)
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Train and Work As A Ski Instructor in Canada, Japan, Europe or NZ

Do you love to ski or snowboard?Are you interested in working a winter season as an instructor?WE ARE SNO are looking for experienced skiers/snowboard

Canada
Canada
Japan
Japan
New Zealand
New Zealand
United States
United States
  • Varies on location
  • Provided
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Train and Work As A Ski Instructor in Canada, Japan, Europe or NZ

Do you love to ski or snowboard?Are you interested in working a winter season as an instructor?WE ARE SNO are looking for experienced skiers/snowboard

Canada
Canada
Japan
Japan
New Zealand
New Zealand
  • Varies on location
  • Provided

Sports Gap Year Organisers

From the Gap Year video channel

Work with Camp Beaumont

Find out what it's like to work with Camp Beaumont!

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Want to become a Ski Patroller?

Train with the best in Canada BC

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Simon Lauzier talks about EA Ski & Snowboard's internship program in Revelstoke, Canada

Hear from our Reve program manager, Simon Lauzier about completing an EA Ski & Snowboard instructor internship in Revelstoke Canada.

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Andreas talks about how to get instructing at Revelstoke, Canada

If you are into big back country skiing, Revelstoke is the place for you! Andreas went there on an EA Ski Instructor Internship in 2011, and never left! Here what he thinks here...

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