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RYA PPR

RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities

Who this course is for:

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.

The RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities is made up of four modules and we estimate users will take from 4 to 8 hours to work through the course modules. Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

The end of course assessment is split into two sections of roughly 2½ hours in total. When you have passed the end of course assessment you will be able to download a certificate which you should send to the RYA with your commercial endorsement application or renewal form.

How to purchase the course:
Just purchase the course from the ‘Buy now’ at the bottom.There is nothing to download and when you book we send you a user name and password together with your pack and away you go.

Please note: Login codes and packs are normally despatched the same day Mon – Fri, office hours.

Pre-course experience A certificate that you wish to commercially endorse.
Minimum duration 6 hours.
Compatibility Compatible with Mac or PC.

Minimum requirements:
Mac or PC with JavaScript enabled in your web browser and Adobe Flash Player
iPad (iOS 6 or above)
Android Tablet on OS 4.1 or above (we advise using Google Chrome NOT default Android browser)
– Please note, we cannot guarantee the course will work on all Android Tablets as the variety on the market is so vast, but our testing so far has been successful. Please let us know if you come across any problems.

Minimum age 17 years
Course content

  • Commercial environment – how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures. ·
  • Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.
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