|The RYA/MCA qualifications are amongst the most recognized internationally to work professionally in nautical. |
Some of the functions, among others, ares:
Skipper or transport crew
RYA instructors (sail and/or motor)
Skippers or charter crew
Mega Yacht crew
Apart of what you do on board, from the moment you work at sea you’re considered a professional sailor. The laws that rule a commander of a cruise ship are not that different from the ones that you have to respect as a professional sailor/skipper. No matter of what you’re doing there’s always a “duty of care” to the crew, passengers and other sailors and you’ll be the responsible one if things go wrong.
The RYA PPR (Professional Practices & Responsibilities) provides an introduction and knowledge respecting to this responsibilities and since April 2012 one of the requirements to get the “Commercial Endorsement” of any RYA/MCA competence certificate. And if some of the teaching are specific for those who work on “MCA Coded” vessels, the truth is that this regulations respect the international pacts and most generally are applied internationally.
This course is taken only by distance learning. It’s a course entirely developed by the RYA but managed by the recognized schools. West Coast will always be at your disposal to support you and answer all your questions.
The course is divided into 4 sections:
Commercial environment - Shows how a skipper enters into the comercial world of boating;
Pessoas – explica a importância de da tripulação de segurança. de manter as capacidades actualizadas e da gestão segura de uma embarcação.
Vessel - Argues the safety equipment that are necessary having on board as well as its maintenance. Argues yet how to implement risk management measures and operational procedures.
Scenery - Make sure that your vessel is appropriate and it’s legal for comercial operation, your environmental protection obligations, passage planning and navigation control. All based on the resolution of simulated situations.
After completing this modules there’s an online test and with its approval you have immediate access to your certificate (issued and available for online printing).
Your learning package includes:
Online learning resource (not available for tablets);
Email or Skype support for doubts and follow-up;
Class based support if you’re able do come to our facilities so we can answer to your questions;
Certificate (available for printing right after approval in the online exam).
:: Recommended Books
This support book is recommendable but optional, reason why it’s not included in the learning package (optional support book not included in the selling price).