Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) – is a compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.
The aim of the course is to introduce seafarers to relevant legislation applicable to them, including SOLAS, COSWoP, MARPOL, Flag State, Port State Authorities and the Code of Practice.
PPR course training will be available once the course fee has been paid online and our training team has created your account. We will email you your username and password along with a link to the PPR course pages by the end of the working day. When logging on for the first time you will be prompted to change your password to maximise your PPR course security and you will be given the opportunity to complete your online profile. Once completed, you will simply need to log on to access the course.
After completing the course, you have the opportunity to practice with three mock assessments before opening the final graded online assessment. We estimate users will take around 6-8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded assessment is split into two sections, each with a maximum time limit of 1 hour.
The questions used in the mock are drawn from the same database as those for the graded assessment, ensuring that your practice attempts accurately reflect how you may score in the final assessments. Once you have successfully passed the graded assessment you can download your certificate and send it to the RYA with your commercial endorsement application.
1. Commercial Environment: Showing how you and your qualifications 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 in which you are engaged, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.
In the commercial world, you are a professional seafarer, whatever your job is on board, 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 from April 2012 is required in order to endorse commercially your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence.