(Only upon successful completion of the FULL course, will the accredited certificate be issued)
Students must have a good understanding of the English language, both written and verbal and be at least 25 years of age. Minimum of two years in a senior position on-board a yacht, experience within luxury hospitality/villa management. A cv will be required as proof of experience and eligibility.
This module will provide you with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Purser and provide tools to implement, organise, and manage the Purser administrations and secretarial duties. Crew related issues will be addressed to include contracts, insurance and visas. The role of the Purser in Muster Duties, emergencies and threats.
Purser duties and responsibilities
Implementation, organisation & management of Yacht Operations and administrations
Familiarisation of the STCW convention with relevant chapters and Certificate of Competency
Crew employment administrations
Crew salaries, holiday accrual and calculations there-of
The Purser’s role in muster duties, yacht operations and administrations
This module will provide you with an understanding of how to implement, organise and manage Port Clearance Procedures.
Port clearance process and requirements
Port Clearance documentation
The role and functions of a Port Agent
Customs and immigration procedures
This module is designed to give you an understanding of the Maritime Structure, Conventions and codes. Understanding of the role & control of Flag States, compliance and Port State Control. Familiarisation of vessel insurance and liabilities.
The structure of the maritime organisation – UN, IMO, ILO
Familiarisation of all relevant IMO and ILO conventions – SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL and MLC 2006
The role and duties of flag state. UNCLOS
Understanding of port state control
Understanding of flag influence within yacht regulations
This module will provide you with an understanding of the importance of accurate financial management. Basic accounting principles, purchase orders, bookkeeping, budgeting, account plans, reporting and VAT.
This module will provide an understanding of the charter process, agreements and accounts involved, along with the social aspects, communication & cultural differences.
This module will provide you with an understanding of the Voly accounting platform. The system is designed to meet the requirements of yacht owners and family offices, management companies and users. Every aspect of the system is designed to save time and drive efficiencies whilst maintaining accurate financial accounts, whether for a single asset or a multi-asset fleet.
This module will provide you with a good understanding of this fully integrated management software program.
Working through the intuitive modules providing the Purser with tools and system knowledge to effectively manage the day to day operations onboard.
Within this module you will gain familiarity of this software which uses a modern interface to make ISM reporting seamless and easy.
Within this module, you will gain an understanding of the importance of thorough research and reconnaissance; ways to present information to guests; the logistics involved with guest arrival and on-going guest well-being. You will also understand how to forecast & manage crew requirements, health, safety & wellbeing at destinations, planned maintenance, audits, surveys, activities, excursions and events for guests. You will gain an understanding of the environmental impact of yachting, cultural & compliance considerations, the importance of communication for the vessel and crew and, we will also look at the import & export consideration of art onboard.