Professional Practices and Responsibilities online course

Intended for For skippers or crew who wants to work in the maritime industries .In order to work professionally on the water the RYA qualifications must have a commercial endorsement. As a professional seafarer you have duty of care to crew , passengers and other water users . If something goes wrong you may be prosecuted . The online course ( PPR) will teach you what you have to know and where you can find the information about rules and regulations for your ship and crew. All new applicants for a commercially endorsement must first pass the PPR course. Anyone renewing a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence must pass the PPR course prior to their next renewal date,
Pre-course experience none
Assumed knowledge none 
Minimum age 18 years
Course content The course is divided into four modules:
  • Commercial environment - how do you fit into the professional maritime world. ?
  • People – to inform you the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of small commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – How to implement risk control and operating procedures and the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment?
  • 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.
Certification Professional Practices and Responsibilities certificate
Examination After following the modules there is a online mock assessment so you can check if you are ready before moving on to the final online assessment. The final examination is online. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totalling 2 ½ hours.
Minimum duration Following the PPR on line course will take you approximately 6 to 8 hours
Price 55 Euro
Ability after the course Commercially endorse your RYA certificate of competence
  • Yachtmaster Ocean
  • Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Yachtmaster Coastal
  • Day Skipper practical (tidal)
  • Day Skipper practical (non-tidal) supported by Day Skipper shorebased
  • Powerboat Advanced
  • Powerboat level 2
Price & booking & information Click here for prices and courses dates
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  1. Have a look on the PPR introductory video
  2. Book the online course at . We will send you an invoice by mail
  3. After we receive your payment we will send you a link, a username and password .
  4. You complete the course and do the online pre-exam knowledge check . ( Maximum 3 attempts )
  5. Download your course completion certificate

If you have any questions at any stage about the course content, simply email your instructor.

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in
This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of [***enter your support period here***] from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access

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Vedran Mandura

20+ years of nautical experience: Skipper, Regattas organizer, NCP Charter RYA training centre manager and sales representative for charters & RYA trainings at NCP&mare
  • Nauticki centar Pina i Mare d.o.o.
  • Obala J. Sizgorica 1
  • 22000 Sibenik - CROATIA
  • M.00385(0)91 3120 232
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Rick H. Netherlands sailed on
Rick H. | Netherlands - Charter
Rick H. | Netherlands - Charter

Last week we rented the Sportski Vuk (Grand Soleil 37R). I would like to share that we really enjoyed sailing the boat.
The boat was in a good condition and the service of the crew was great. Kike responded very promptly on our questions while sailing.

See you again!

Grand Soleil 37R, 20.-27.08.2022.
François S. France sailed on
François S. | France - Charter
François S. | France - Charter
Hi Sandra, Hi Ratko, Hi everybody from NCP Charter,

We thank you a lot for this very nice sailing trip we made with Dufour 460 - "Get Lucky" from Sibenik around the astonishing Adriatic islands.
We have been very impressed by the quality of your organisation, and will keep preciously the memory of your kindness: please continue to do so!

If any of you come to France, keep our contact: we live in "Manche", where sailing is an other story, beautifull too...

Best regards, François ("bucket man"), Marion, Bastien, Emeline
Dufour 460, 20.-27.08.2022.

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