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The Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course is an online course that you need to complete as part of the qualifications to gain a commercial endorsement.

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The RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR) Course  is usually undertaken online.  It is completed as part of the qualifications to gain a commercial endorsement. It is a study of the legal environment you will be working under and requires study of various documents including MGN280. This is a comprehensive course with several modules to work through including Commercial Environment, People, purpose and Vessel. You can complete the modules in one sitting or over a period of time. There is a final timed assessment.

A taster video of the course can be accessed here – Online PPR Taster Video.

If you are thinking of taking the Advanced Powerboat ‘exam’ we would suggest taking the PPR before your ‘exam’ as it will increase your overall awareness. The RYA 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, totalling 2 ½ hours. The cost of the course is £39. This includes the course and online/telephone support from our Instructors if needed.


RYA Courses are not automatically activated and whilst we are usually able to set the course up within a couple of hours, on rare occasions it may take up to 48hours,   If you require urgent access please contact us before booking online as we are likely to be able to process quickly and we will confirm timescales. Do check your spam box for joining info particularly if you have a Gmail account.

Further Information for booking your RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR) Course:

By buying online and requesting immediate access to the course you waive your 14 day right to cancel. If you would rather wait the 14 days and then be set up we are happy to do that. Please note that we will of course always work with you to resolve any concerns you have. Our terms and conditions are available on the website.

GDPR Info:

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of one year from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA’s central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access

Minimum requirements:

Mac or PC with JavaScript enabled in your web browser.
iPad (iOS 6 or above)
Android Tablet on OS 4.1 or above (we advise using Google Chrome NOT default Android browser)
– Please note, we cannot guarantee the course will work on all Android Tablets as the variety on the market is so vast, but our testing so far has been successful. Please let us know if you come across any problems.

Web browsers: Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is being withdrawn from July 2022, therefore we do not recommend using this web browser and instead recommend using either Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.