The PPR (Professional Practices and Responsibilities) course is intended for individuals seeking commercial endorsement for their RYA qualifications. This includes individuals working or planning to work in the maritime industry, such as professional skippers or RYA Instructors.
The RYA PPR course is completed online, and there is no requirement to come to our training centre. You will be awarded your certificate on successful completion of the PPR Course.
The PPR certificate is valid for life.
You can apply for commercial endorsement for the following RYA certificates.
- RYA Powerboat Level 2
- RYA Advanced Powerboat
- RYA Yachtmaster Coastal
- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
- RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
The course is designed to introduce you to the professional world of working as a skipper and the responsibilities of being in charge. The course is broken down into four basic headings:
- 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 a commercial vessel
- 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.
The course usually takes six to eight hours, including the four assessments. We recommend that you complete all of the modules before taking the assessments.