Professional Practices and Responsibilties online course

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.

 

 

 

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Course content

The course is broken down into four online 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 is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totaling about 2 ½ hours.

Ability after the course

Anyone wishing to re-validate or apply for a commercial endorsement must complete the online PPR course first. This applies to the following certificates of competence:

  • Yachtmaster Ocean
  • Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Yachtmaster Coastal
  • Day Skipper practical, combined with an invigilated Day Skipper shorebase certificate
  • Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate (only if issued before 1st Jan 2005)
  • Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence
  • Powerboat level 2

 

What's included

  • All online course material 
  • Remote access to our instructors to help you with queries during your course
  • Certificate at successful completion of the course

 

Recommended reading

We recommend the RYA publication 'Commercial regulations - small vessels'.

 

Details of this course

Duration :  Estimated as 6 - 8 hours, plus assessment

  

Assumed knowledge : None

 

Cost:  53 Euro

 

 

 

Overview of all our RYA shorebased courses

 

 

RYA Essential navigation

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Shorebased course for beginning crew members, providing essential knowledge on navigation and seamanship on board

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RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster

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Shorebased course for beginning crew members, providing essential knowledge on navigation and seamanship on board

Professional Practices and Responsibilities

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RYA online navigation courses

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Study a selection of RYA theory courses at your own pace from your own seat

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