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

Improve Your FreeSkiing

Put some flow in your skiing with ALLTRACKS head coach, Guy Hetherington. CSIA Level 4 examiner

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ALLTRACKS - Expert Ski Tips

One Legged turn to hone high speed control. ALLTRACKS Academy head Coach, Guy Hetherington

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Skiing in Cypress, Canada! EA Ski & Snowboard Training

EA interns loving the snow in Cypress, Canada 2016/17. Not long now till the resorts open again for the 17/18 season... it's going to be a good one! Check availability for our remaining places https://goo.gl/q8xmSd

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Where is your Office?

Bring your work with you and detach from the humdrum of normal life

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