RYA PPR- Professional Practices and Responsibilities course Algarve. Based in Vilamoura Portugal and offering a range of professional RYA courses
RYA PPR - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
LOCATION: GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE THROUGH VILAMOURA ALGARVE PORTUGAL
"A mandatory course for commercial skippers and one that contains a huge amount of useful information essential for those in charge of others afloat."
The PPR course is a mandatory course for all skippers seeking to commercially endorse for the first time and all existing skippers at their re-validation.
The responsibility of being a Commercially Endorsed Skipper carries with it a need to understand a wide variety or areas such as:
In the past many Skippers failed to fully understand their responsibilities and to appreciate what they needed to do to manage their craft correctly and in line with the various legal requirements.
"In conjunction with the MCA the RYA created a course to address this gap in knowledge – the Professional Practices and Responsibilities online course."
Being a Commercial Skipper you are not expected to know the answer to every question however you must have a good idea where to find the right answer and a good appreciation of the general rules surrounding what you do.
This is where the course really excels as what it does is creates scenarios (boats/skippers & jobs) and uses these to look at the issues and rules and show you where to find the right answers. These answers are to be found in the various supporting documents that have been built into the online course and directly replicate the information, manuals and forms you will find in the ‘real world’. In the assessment this approach is continued with most of the questions being based around scenarios where you need to use the information to answer the questions.
As a centre we consider that we are pretty knowledgeable about this subject and even so we were impressed with the things that we learnt when doing it. Many hundreds of skippers have now undertaken the course and time and time again they comment on how much they have learnt and perhaps more so how much they now realise that they didn’t know when they started.