As a career coach to many aspiring Pursers in the yachting industry, I found that there was a need to create a theoretical and practical Yacht Purser Course that would ensure that first-time Pursers have the skills and experience they need to land their first Purser role. The largest barrier to entry into the Purser role is that Captains do not want to 'babysit' new Pursers or risk that someone does not have the right skills to perform their duties to a high level.
The Purser is integral to the smooth operation of the vessel from both a logistical and operational aspect. It is imperative that crew who have never held this position understand the complexities involved in this challenging yet highly rewarding career. The assignments have been created to ensure that the course is not a long 'to-do' list but rather engages the student in a way that they would be onboard.
Delivery of Course
This course is intended to be taken slowly in your own time in modules so that you can completely master each module before moving to the next. Modules are delivered in a password protected PDF.
You will receive a 90-minute group Zoom call with your trainer each week to ensure you understand the content, to confirm your identity and answer any questions you may have. Additional course material is also covered in the call. Should you not be able to attend the scheduled call, it will be recorded and uploaded for you to watch at a later date.
You will have 6 months from the commencement of the course to complete the assignments.
Not every module has an assignment due to the nature of the course. If you have already completed a Purser course and you wish to complete the practical assignments please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss pricing for each assignment.
These are set to ensure you have the requisite experience and necessary skills to be successful in applying for Purser roles following the course. Basic Excel, MS Office, and mathematical ability, as well as common sense, are the essential skills needed to perform a Purser function on board. If you are not somewhat computer literate it is recommended to take an Excel course before commencing this training.
Two-years experience working onboard yachts over 60m
One-year of experience working on cruise ships as a purser
The price for all 8 modules is 2,999 EUR or 500 EUR individually.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place with the balance due the day before the course starts.
There are several payment methods available. Please get in touch via email email@example.com.
Due to the digital nature of the course refunds are not possible.
All assignments must be completed and passed as well as on oral examination passed via Zoom for a certificate to be issued.
2020 Course Dates
15 January 2020
26 February 2020
1 April 2020
Please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if you are eligible to apply.