Courses

Courses are available for purchase individually and as a full curriculum package. 

MODULE 1

  • This module will provide you with an understanding of the role & responsibilities of the Purser & provide tools to implement, organise, & manage the Purser administrations & secretarial duties. Crew related issues will be addressed to include contracts, insurance & visas. The role of the Purser in Muster Duties, emergencies & threats.
  • Purser duties & responsibilities

  • Reporting to shore-based management & hierarchy onboard
  • Implementation, organisation & management of Yacht Operations & administrations

  • Familiarisation of the STCW convention with relevant chapters & Certificate of Competency

  • Pre-employment procedures
  • Crew employment administrations

  • Management of crew files & training plans
  • Crew salaries, holiday accrual & calculations there-of

  • Crew Insurance

  • Relevant visas

  • The Purser’s role in muster duties, yacht operations & administrations

  • Guest safety induction & welcome pack

MODULE 2

This module will provide you with an understanding of how to implement, organise & manage Port Clearance Procedures

  • Port clearance process & requirements

  • Steps to perform a Port Clearance
  • Port Clearance documentation

  • The role & functions of a Port Agent

  • Customs and immigration procedures

  • Paris MoU & eNOAD
  • Departure procedures

MODULE 3

This module is designed to give you an understanding of the Maritime Structure, Conventions & codes. Understanding of the role & control of Flag States, compliance and Port State Control. Familiarisation of vessel insurance & liabilities

  • The structure of the maritime organisation – UN, IMO, ILO

  • Familiarisation of all relevant IMO and ILO conventions – SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL  & MLC 2006

  • The role and duties of flag state. UNCLOS

  • Classification society & Recognised Organisations
  • Understanding of port state control

  • Vessel compliance
  • Understanding of flag influence within yacht regulations

  • ISM, ISPS, COSWOP
  • Vessel Insurance

  • Legalities – UK Legal  system, Maritime Law overview, Liability
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MODULE 4

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.

  • Understanding of the financial responsibility and policies on-board

  • Understanding how to implement & manage the Yacht’s financial planning, budgeting policies & procedures

  • How to organise & manage accounting principles, systems,, bookkeeping, cash accounts, controls & audits

  • Understanding of account plans & reconciliation

  • How to implement, organise & manage Purchase procedures & protocols
  • Understanding VAT and its applicability to yachts

  • Private/Commercial yachts
  • Free circulation, Temporary Admission, Inward Processing Relief, French Reverse Charge, Returned Goods Relief

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MODULE 5

This module will provide an understanding of the charter process, agreements and accounts involved, along with the social aspects, communication & cultural differences.
  • Understanding the charter history and process

  • Familiarisation of charter agreements

  • Understanding the MYBA agreement & content

  • Charter accounts
  • VAT and its influence
    • Chartering in the EU
    • ICE/FCE
  • Understanding cultural differences
    • How to resolve misunderstandings and complaints
  • Yachts engaged in Trade
  • Transport Contracts
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MODULE 6

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.
  • The importance of research and reconnaissance

  • How to present information to guests

  • Understanding the logistics with guest trips

  • How to enhance everyday activities

  • Communication

  • Itinerary planning
  • Vessel logistics
  • Crew considerations
  • Planned maintenance
  • Events
  • Environmental considerations

Students must have a good understanding of the English language, both written and verbal and be at least 25 years of age. Minimum of 2 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.

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