VDWS Instructor Training

Are you an enthusiastic kitesurfer and do you feel like sharing your knowledge through interaction with other kite fans? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors?
Turn your hobby into a profession together with us and the VDWS (Verband Deutscher Wassersport Schulen e.V.)!

The VDWS represents a large watersports network. It focuses on various activities, including training water sports instructors, supporting water sports schools, ensuring high quality standards in education, continuously maintaining and improving the basic licence system, providing services and products, and representing the interests of water sports instructors and water sports schools.

The versatile VDWS training system for water sports instructors offers the opportunity to develop and continuously expand a tailor-made professional profile. In this way, as a VDWS instructor you can build up specific knowledge during your training.The theoretical knowledge and practical skills are then passed on in your teaching activities for both beginners and advanced learners. VDWS Instructor training is complemented by various opportunities for professional development.

Below overview shows the different parts of a kiteboarding instructor eduction with VDWS which we support as VDWS partner at our spots in Sicily and El Gouna.

Kiteboarding instructors bear the crucial responsibility of ensuring the safety and progress of their students in the water. They must possess the ability to make swift, sound decisions, maintain constant vigilance over their surf class, and always remain attentive.

By going through the training stages and thereby obtaining the official instructor certification you are well qualified to teach kitesurfing to students in any VDWS partner school.

These general prerequisites should be met for the instructor training on our premises:

Strong passion about kitesurfing

Good physical fitness and kite skills

Fluency in German and English

Sense of duty and reliability

Start your VDWS Instructor Training at our spots in Sicily (Italy) or in El Gouna (Egypt).You can find more information about the trainings and training dates at our premises on the VDWS website:


Level 1 Kiteboarding Instructor

Watersport Assistant

  • Education time: 2-8 weeks
  • Prerequisite: minimum age 16 years, Passing the VDWS basic license theoretical and practical parts
  • Be a helping hand in one of our kite schools, get to know the internal processes and the daily instructor work such as: school organization and rental, safety concepts, customer contact, equipment and service, maintenance and repair, beginner courses
  • Register via the kiteschool that will document your achievements and arrange with the VDWS for you
  • Benefits: Get a full VDWS membership for the two following years and secure discounts for the consecutive education levels
Watersport Assistant
Level 2 Kiteboarding Instructor

Level 1 Kiteboarding Instructor

  • Education time: 8 days
  • Prerequisite: minimum age 18 years, VDWS basic license level 6, VDWS membership
  • Pass the practical and theoretical exams as well as the teaching exam at the end of the VDWS instructor course.
  • Register for one of the instructor courses on the VDWS website
Level 1 Kiteboarding Instructor Seminar
Watersport Assistant VDWS

Level 2 Kiteboarding Instructor

  • Education time: 50-100 hours (depending on whether you are a watersport assistant already)
  • Prerequisite: Level 1 Kiteboarding Instructor exams have successfully been passed, first aid and rescue certificates
  • Work with our experienced instructors who will pass their experise on to you such as analysing lessons and their specifics, planning carrying out and reflecting own teaching, office support, repairs, rescue activities, rental, customer contact, handling VDWS licenses
  • Complete the final exam of teaching with your internship supervisor
  • Align with our internship center of your choice and fix contract details
Level 2 Kiteboarding Instructor Training
Kitesurfing Primesurf Sicily Handwasch Duotone

Level 3 Kiteboarding Instructor

  • Education time: 2 days
  • Prerequisite: Valid Level 2 Kiteboarding Instructor, VDWS membership, advanced kitesurf skills and teaching experience
  • Focus on the techniques of intermediate and advanced kiteboarding and learn how to impart this knowledge efficiently such as concrete training of individual manoeuvres or techniques, deepening material knowledge and physical basics, use of methods and digital media in training and extension of the didactic knowledge
  • Complete the final practical exam
  • Register for one of the instructor courses on the VDWS website
Level 3 Kiteboarding Instructor

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