Gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively manage the vessel administration and logistics. Whether you are an aspiring purser or a deck officer who would like to gain a competitive advantage in a difficult job market, this course will equip you with the tools you need to excel in your role.
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
Complete the course from wherever you are in the world. It is 100% delivered online on our virtual learning platform which is constantly updated. Join a community of students online and leverage your own network in the process.
Each module has a theory aspect to it, delivered in password-protected PDFs. There are videos to accompany the theory and delve deeper into some of the topics. Depending on your chosen delivery method, you will either complete the course as part of a group (where you will be able to join group calls) or on your own.
Benefit from a 1:1 call for each module with your trainer.
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 to discuss pricing for each assignment.
If you join a group program, we will do two study groups during the course to help guide you through assignments. Each assignment also receives a 20-30 minute call with your trainer to ensure you have understood the content and ask questions 1:1.
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 eight modules is 2,999 EUR.
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 and assessments must be completed and passed as well as on oral examination passed via Zoom for a certificate to be issued by The Yacht Purser.
*Please note that The Yacht Purser is on the committee for defining the IAMI GUEST Purser CoC which will be launched in 2020.
2020 Course Dates
15 January 2020
26 February 2020
1 April 2020
1 May 2020
10 August 2020 - limited spaces!
15 October (accelerated course 4 weeks) - waitlisted but must enrol by 1 October)
Please submit your CV to to find out if you are eligible to apply and schedule a call with us below.