About the course
You must pass this course if you’re applying for, or renewing, your RYA Certificate of Competence. This online course will explain your responsibilities as a skipper or crew member, ensuring that you’re always operating within the limits of the vessel and crew.
The course covers 4 modules:
- Commercial environment - how you fit into the professional maritime world
- People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels
- Vessel – 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
After completing these modules, you must pass a final online assessment before you can apply for commercial endorsement.
We offer this course remotely via the RYA’s online training platform. Most people take between 6 to 8 hours to work through the 4 modules. The final assessment is split into 2 sections, and takes most people about 2½ hours to complete. You’ll have access to our instructors who will be available to answer your questions or queries while you study.