The Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course explains the legal framework that you fit into in your status as a commercial operator. Whatever vessel you work on, it will help you understand and execute your duty of care and give you the principles, guidance and techniques to make the right choices and decisions.

PPR is compulsory for anyone using a RYA qualification or Certificate of Competence to gain a commercial endorsement in order to work professionally as skipper or crew.

The course has four modules: 

  • 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.

Following the modules there are mock assessments which you can use to check you are ready before taking the final online assessment.

The RYA estimate it will take around 6-8 hours to work through the modules and the final assessment is split into two sections that should take about 2.5 hours.

Online via RYA interactive - call us to book.