Professional Practices and Responsibilities

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Professional Practices and Responsibilities

ppr picA compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.

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 course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment - showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels. ·        
  • Vessel – teaching about 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 8 to 10 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totalling 2 ½ hours.

How to Enrol:

Enrolling is easy contact us to let us know you wish to take the course. Pay the course fee securely online or contact us for payment options.

We will then register you on the  RYA Interactive site and email you with your log in details. When you access the RYA Interactive site for the first time you will be asked to complete a simple form before you can start your course.

Upon successful completion of the final assessment you will be able to print out your certificate.

Here is a short video from the RYA giving an insight into the course.

Price €75 including VAT.

Price Includes:

  • Online access
  • Dedicated support

Please contact us for more details.

Supporting Books

Buy RYA Commercial Regulations - Small Vessels at the RYA ShopBuy RYA Commercial Regulations - Small Vessels (eBook) at the RYA Shop