PPR Course

A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.


Please contact us to arrange your test or for more information.


Introduced in April 2012 the RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (‘PPR’) course is a new online course and assessment and is required by all those individuals seeking a Commercial Endorsement .

The course is split up into the following elements:

Commercial environment – showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.

People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.

    • Vessel – teaching about 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.
There are three mock assesments you have the opportunity to practice with before opening the final graded online assesment.
We estimate users will take around 6-8hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assesment is split into two sections, each with a maximum time limit of 1hour.

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 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 commercially endorse your RYA/MCA Certificate of Competence.

Booking Information

The course is run by Swansea Watersports through the RYA eLearning website ryainteractive.org. An instructor will be on hand to help with queries during the course via email  info@swanseawatersports.com or phone 07989839878. To book this course please call the office on 07989839878 who will set up an online account and register you for the PPR course on ryainteractive.org . Please note that the centre has to set up the account for you. When this is done you will be able to access the course here or from the email that will be sent to you. The cost for this course is £40.00.



For more information or to discuss your requirements Contact us on

07989839878 or info@swanseawatersports.com. Thanks for looking and see you soon!



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