Powerboat Training

RYA Professional, Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)

If you are intending to apply for or renew a commercial endorsement to any of your RYA qualifications then you will need to complete the PPR course. Whatever your job is on board a vessel in the 'commercial' world you are considered to be a professional seafarer and as such you can be held account if things go wrong.

The PPR course is designed to help you understand your professional Practices and responsibilities. It is an online course generally taken in your own time and at home. We are always on hand to help and advise. You are welcome to come into our training centre and complete the course as well.

The course is broken down into four modules:

  • 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.

Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment. We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totaling 2½ hours.

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, if they haven't already done so.

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This Course available from Menai Bridge or Conwy Marina

We have two training classrooms, one in Conwy and one in Menai Bridge. Courses are number dependent therefore if we have to swap the location of the course to suit tides/weather/numbers then this is part of the condition of booking. We will however do our best to keep the booking as booked.