Professional Practices and Responsibilities
The PPR course is for skippers and crew using RYA qualifications to allow them to work commercially. As such, it is written mainly from the point of view of UK legislation and concentrates on the place in the international maritime environment as a UK certificate holder. However, it also explains the need to look beyond UK rules and regulations and take into consideration the requirements of the flag and port state.
Teaching scenarios throughout the course are based on a variety of boats, both sail and power. It may be that students have experience on none of the boats used, but that will not affect their ability to take the course as no specialist knowledge of any type of vessel is required. The same rules and regulations apply regardless of the type of boat or operation.
Before starting the course students should:
– take a look at the video below which explains how to use the course
– make sure their computer is set up correctly to enable them to open the course – see ‘Compatibility Information’.
Sticky will be able to respond to any queries students may have during the course, he can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
The time it takes to complete the course varies greatly, but the majority of students complete it in 10 hours or less. It’s up to individuals as to how they break down their study time.