Module 1 is delivered as a digital download PDF file. Once the content has been read and understood, a 1-hour zoom session will be held with the student to answer any questions, to perform an oral assessment to ensure the student understands the material and to confirm their identity.


Module 1 is the overview of the course and what a Purser actually does on board. It is intended to be a cost effective way of ensuring that this is the correct career path for you without spending thousands on a purser course. 


Topics covered*:

  • Yacht Organisational Structure

  • Working with a Management Company
  • Purser Job Description

    • Accounting Practices
    • Port Clearances

    • Yacht’s Administration

    • Charter Services

    • Crew Administration

    • Secretarial Services

  • Muster Duties and Emergency Procedures

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Stress Management


*subject to change

Module 1 | Role of the Purser

  • Requirements

    In order to take this course you need to have at least 2 years of experience on board a yacht over 60m. The reason for this is that without this experience it is unlikely that you will be considered for a purser position and thus any purser course you do is a waste of your money. 

    Crew with purser experience on a cruise ship are excellent candidates for moving to a yacht-based purser role, especially on larger yachts. 

    You will also need to email a copy of your passport to for your certificate.

  • Learning Disclaimer

    Regulations are constantly changing. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content is correct and we endeavour to update the content from time-to-time, however it is your responsibility to check the rules and regulations that pertain to your role on board. 

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