About The Course

Professional Practices and Responsibilities online and interactive training course for commercial users in the marine environment. This  will explain the professional maritime world, including the correct manning of commercial vessels, keeping skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.

It will inform the users of the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and creating and implementing risk control measures.

Assumed Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required.


This is an online course that will take between 8 – 10 hours.

On Completion

At the end of this course, you will understand your duty of care and legal responsibilities to crew, passengers and other water users.

Course Dates

This course is studied entirely on-line. It can be studied at dates and times to suit you.

Course Material


PPSA is located within the Llanion Cove Complex that has close to 80 bedspaces.

The accommodation is largly self-catering although there is a cafe and bar on site and is bunk house in style.  We can can arrange accommodation at Llanion Cove whilst you are on your course or underaking on water experiences for a small additional charge.

The Cove is located close to Pembroke Dock, adjacent to the Cleddau Estuary and is an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park, particularly in the Year of the Sea #FindYourEpic.

The Cleddau Estuary and local area boasts a vast array of visitor and historical attractions, from Pembroke Castle, the home of Henry VII to the nature reserves around the county.

PPSA is located right in the middle of this great county and it’s historic and beautiful countryside.  Please get in touch with the centre for more information and to check availability


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