The course is divided into six modules, which can be taken individually or as an entire package. Designed to be completed as quickly as your work and schedule allow. Assignments are set at the end of each module along with a one-to-one Skype call to confirm comprehension and to answer any questions.
Whether you are a Purser already or would like to be in the future, each module will arm you with tools and understanding to effectively perform your duties on-board and meet the requirements of this demanding role.
What the course covers
MODULE 1 – PURSER CREW COURSE
This module will provide you with an understanding of the role of the Purser and provide tools to help organise, manage and administer your office. Crew related issues will be addressed to include contracts, insurance and visas. An understanding of the role that the Purser takes within muster duties will be highlighted.
MODULE 2 – PURSER PORT CLEARANCE COURSE
This module will provide you with an understanding of customs and immigration procedures and knowledge of documentation required for a port clearance.
MODULE 3 – PURSER MARITIME COURSE
This module is designed to give you an understanding of the maritime legalities and requirements from the International Maritime Organisation and the International Labour Organisation and their relation to the yachting industry. The importance of flag state and their role will also be addressed.
MODULE 4 – PURSER FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COURSE
This module will provide you with an understanding of the importance of accurate financial management. Basic accounting principles, purchase orders, bookkeeping, budgeting, reporting and VAT will be covered.
MODULE 5 – PURSER CHARTER COURSE
This module will provide an understanding of the charter process, agreements and accounts involved.
MODULE 6 – PURSER DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COURSE
This module will provide an understanding of the research involved with new destinations and the importance of reconnaissance. We will look into different ways to present information to guests, guest decision making and the logistics involved with guests on-board to include arrival and activity planning.
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