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Professional Practices and Responsibilities


A compulsory online course for the RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.
by Confident Captain
Free
0 Lessons

Class details

A compulsory online course for the 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. 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 for crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.

The RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities is made up of four modules and we estimate users will take from 4 to 8 hours to work through the course modules. Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

The end of course assessment is split into two sections of roughly 2½ hours in total. When you have passed the end of course assessment you will be able to download a certificate which you should send to the RYA with your commercial endorsement application or renewal form.

All new applicants for a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence 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.

Price: $70

Course Duration: 8 hours

Schedule: Online Anytime

Available Course Dates

Online Anytime

Course Content

  • 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.

Please note: Your user name and password together with your packet are normally mailed the same day Mon.–Fri., office hours

Booking Agreement

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. 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 www.ryainteractive.org 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 one year 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 www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

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