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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.

Purchase your course with Sailing Course Online and you will receive automated access to the RYA Interactive Site within minutes - we're the only RYA Training Centre with this facility.

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Course Syllabus

The PPR is a course delivered on the RYA Interactive platform. Urban Truant is the only RYA Training Center that has an automated set-up process for the RYA Interactive Site. Within minutes of your purchase you will receive an automated e-mail with your logon details to the RYA Interactive Site.  Our IT team can also provide technical support if required.

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.

In the commercial world you are a professional seafarer, whatever your job is on board,. 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 from April 2012 is required in order to endorse commercially your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence.

Please note: If you have already completed your PPR you now no longer need to re-validate it after five years.

For holders of RYA Commercial Endorsements.
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration 8hrs study time.
  • COSWoP 
  • Flag State
  • Port State Authorities 
  • Code of Practice
Ability after
On successful completion you will be able to apply or revalidate your commercial endorsement.

What's Included

  • Automated access to the RYA Interactive PPR Course - you will receive your logon details within minutes of purchasing your course - no matter what time of day!

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