The Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course is an online course that you need to complete as part of the qualifications to gain a commercial endorsement.
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.
It is a study of the legal environment you will be working under and requires study of various documents including MGN280. This is a comprehensive course with several modules to work through including Commercial Environment, People, purpose and Vessel. You can complete the modules in one sitting or over a period of time and there is a final timed assessment.