Take your Gap Year in the UK

When most Brits think gap year, their thoughts turn to tropical beaches Far East Asia, or mountain treks in South America, but plenty of people stay much closer to home and take gap years in the UK. And why not! There are plenty of options available, from volunteer work to paid jobs and internships. Apart from the financial savings on transport, not to mention your carbon footprint, we can help your find some great ways to spend your gap year in the UK. Whether you are looking to earn a bit of extra money or develop some new skills to help in your chosen career, we can help.

Or maybe you live in Europe, South Africa or Australia and are thinking about spending some time in the United Kingdom as part of your gap year. We cannot promise unbroken sunshine or world class surfing beaches, but the UK is a great gap year destination with plenty of opportunities for temporary or seasonal work.

We created our UK gap year page in direct reponse to requests from visitors to our website who either wanted to take some time out before embarking upon their career, or were looking for a sabbatical from work in England, Wales or Scotland. For some people the chance to explore another country or continent is a desired part of the experience, but if money is tight, or you have ties to the UK, then it is still perfectly possible to take a gap year in the UK.


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POPULAR UK COURSES


Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training

This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training

This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Adventure's Fast-Track Instructor Training course is perfect for anyone wanting to enter the Outdoor Industry. You will gain 17 Instructor Awards and Qualifications in 16 weeks, with training, assessments, food and accommodation included leaving you prepared and excited about your new career
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5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training

5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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RYA Dinghy Instructor

RYA Dinghy Instructor

This comprehensive five-day course (minimum age 16) enables candidates to teach beginners up to Seamanship Skills and Spinnaker courses.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training

10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Surf Instructor

Surf Instructor

Just you, your board and the wave. Once mastered there is nothing to match this sport. When you stand up and ride your first unbroken wave you will be hooked. Surfing will become your reason to travel, searching out the best spots. And after Flying Fish, surfing can become your whole way of life.
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Instructor Development Programme

Instructor Development Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world.
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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training

This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
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Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

The fast track dinghy instructor can run as a two week (experienced sailors) or four week (no experience)option. By then end of the course you will have completed your RYA dinghy instructor training and assessment, RYA powerboat level 2 and RYA First Aid (the pre requisites to complete the course).
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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old.
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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