RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Online Course

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) online course

Our RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) is a compulsory online course for new and re-validating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.

About the course

This RYA online course is for those looking to gain or re-validate their commercial endorsement on the following certificates:

For full information on commercial endorsements and the application process please click here.

Live Online Learning course available

Our RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course is also available as a LIVE online learning course delivered by UKSA’s dedicated instructors. Real-time learning sessions are held over the voice and video platform, Zoom and can be completed from home using a WIFI enabled laptop, home PC or tablet*.

The course will be run over 6 days (09:00 – 17:00) via zoom with one of UKSA’s expert instructors.

An RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) course pack will be posted to you once you are registered on the course.

Please note that as this course is taught online any exams will not be classed as invigilated, and your certificate will state this. Therefore if you are looking to commercially endorse your RYA Day Skipper qualification you will need to sit an invigilated exam at a recognised RYA centre at a later date. UKSA can arrange this for you on completion of the course, please note a £50 exam fee will apply.

*Please follow the links below for system requirements to run Zoom on a laptop, PC, tablet or mobile device.

Course topics

The course is broken down into four topics:
  • 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 2 ½ hours.


The cost of this online course is £39.00

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