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Becoming a VDWS Wingboarding Assistent

Are you passionate about wingsurfing and wingfoiling? Are you open-minded and do you enjoy working with people? You like to be outdoors and flexibility is not a foreign word to you?

Then an apprenticeship as a water sports assistant is an excellent opportunity to use your school holidays to get to know the wingsurfing industry even better. This is the first step towards perhaps one day being able to turn your hobby into a profession.  

With this first level of training we want to help those of you who have always enjoyed helping out at your watersports school during the holidays. Your VDWS Wing School now has the opportunity to document what you learn there and thus issue you with your first licence.

Minimum age: 16 years. It is the supervising school that registers by means of the registration form. The qualification will be documented by the school on the same form and be sent back to VDWS after completion.

With the qualification starting, the watersport assistant becomes VDWS member for free for two years and is entitled to make use of all the related advantages. After these two years or after the completion of an instructor course he/she becomes full member, annual fee 51 €.

If the watersportassistant participates in an instructor course within two years from the qualification, a discount of 10% on the instructor course fee will be granted. If the internship of the instructor course is completed at the same school than the watersport assistant qualification, it can be reduced by 50% (50 hrs instead of 100 hrs). In case the internship of the instructor course is completed at another school, it can be reduced by 20% (80 hrs instead of 100 hrs)

The duration is 2-8 weeks and covers the following contents:

  • School organization and rental 10 hrs
  • The school's safety concept 2 hrs
  • Customer contact and tales talk, service 8 hrs
  • Basic knowledge of equipment 5 hrs
  • Maintenance and repair 5 hrs
  • Assistance during a beginner course 10 hrs

In addition, the candidate has to pass the basic licence of the respective discipline at the end of the qualification at the latest. Candidate and/or VDWS school receive a manual with a detailed course content. This manual acts as support and can be completed by the schools entitled to host internships. After the successful completion of the qualification, the participant receives the " VDWS Member Card Watersportassistant ".

To receive the assistant licence the theoretical and practical VDWS kite basic licence has to be passed safely and confidently.

Worldwide a strong Partner

There are more then 500 watersportcenters in more then 30 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 5700 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, wingfoiling, sailing and stand up paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!

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