RYA Professional Practices (PPR)

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RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Online Course

WHAT IS THE RYA PPR COURSE?

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA/MCA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. They include:

  • Delivery Skippers and Crew
  • RYA Yachting and Powerboat Instructors
  • Charter Skippers
  • Charter Yacht Crew
  • Super Yacht Crew
  • Work-Boat Skippers
  • Harbour Masters
  • RIB Drivers
  • Corporate Skippers
  • Deck Hands

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, to passengers, and to other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong. The RYA PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) Course will introduce you to these responsibilities and is required in order to commercially endorse your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence.

IS RYA PPR ONLINE OR IN THE CLASSROOM?

This is an online E Learning course and we are available to provide email support if you need it.

RYA PPR COURSE AIMS:

To introduce seafarers to relevant legislation applicable to them, including SOLAS, COSWoP, MARPOL, Flag State, Port State Authorities and the Codes of Practice. Upon completion of the course you won’t necessarily be able to quote all of these regulations by rote, but will be aware of them and know where to read more about them.

THREE & A HALF MINUTE INTRO TO THE RYA PPR COURSE:

HOW LONG DOES THE RYA PPR COURSE TAKE?

You should allow yourself around six to eight hours to complete this online course. This can be in more than one session, however each assessment is timed and must be taken in a single unit. You should also allow up to two further hours to take the two online assessments.

WHO NEEDS RYA PPR?

The course is aimed at those who hold a RYA Certificate of Competence and want to commercially endorse that certificate.

Certificates of Competence include:

  • MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
  • MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail
  • MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power
  • MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Sail
  • MCA / RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Power
  • MCA / RYA Advanced Powerboat

You can also commercially endorse the following RYA Certificates:

You can of course complete the PPR Course before competing one of the above courses or exams.

DO ALL COMMERCIAL YACHT & WORKBOAT SKIPPERS REQUIRE RYA PPR?

All Commercial Endorsement Applicants require PPR unless they hold an MCA Master 200 Certificate of Competence (or higher).

WHAT DOES RYA PPR COVER?

The RYA PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) course covers the legal framework you need to adhere to in your status as a commercial operator, whatever type of vessel you work on. Whist we can’t teach the specific rules for every type of operation, the course will help you to understand and execute your duty of care, and give you principles, guidance and techniques to help you make the right choices and decisions.

The course is split into 4 sections:

  1. Commercial environment – showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  2. People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  3. Vessel – teaching about the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
  4. 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.

At the end of these training modules is the online assessment.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN RYA PPR COURSE:

  • Online E-Learning PPR Course
  • PPR Certificate (you can print yourself)
  • Email support from our team of Instructors
  • Two attempts at the end of course assessments*

* If you fail either of the end of course assessments you get a second chance. If you fail it the second time then there is a £22 fee to reactivate you. You would clearly need to do some additional study before any further attempts.

RYA PPR COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

If you do not want to take the course online then we can arrange a 1:1 course for you in the classroom where an Instructor will work through the on screen course with you.

HOW DO I BOOK THE RYA PPR COURSE?

Please use the online booking facility below. The course comes with full e-mail support.

RYA PPR COURSE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

One of the following devices;

  • Mac or PC with JavaScript enabled in your web browser and Adobe Flash Player
  • iPad (iOS 6 or above)
  • Android Tablet on OS 4.1 or above, we advise using Google Chrome NOT default Android browser) We cannot guarantee the course will work on all Android Tablets as the variety on the market is so vast, but our testing so far has been successful. 

HOW LONG IS RYA PPR VALID FOR?

The RYA PPR certificate is valid for life. If you were issued one of the early certificates it may have a 5-year expiry date on it. You can ignore that expiry dates as a change in policy decided that PPR does not need to be renewed.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR YOUR RYA PPR COURSE?

  • When the RYA wrote this course back in 2011, our lead Instructor was on hand during the development stages to help proof read it and test it.
  • Unlike some of our competitors, we charge no extra fees for our support through the course. There is nothing more to pay after the course fee
  • We have a dedicated Instructor who can provide email support, if you need it.
  • You do not need to attend our centre, the whole course is taken online.

BOOKING THE RYA PPR COURSE:

Select the “online courses” tab. IGNORE THE DATES & TIME OFFERED,  ALL OUR ONLINE COURSES ARE LISTED AS JANUARY? REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU BOOK THEM.

Once you have booked, there is a short manual activation process; please allow one working day for us to e-mail you your username and password.

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