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.
Each module has additional videos that need to be watched that cover additional content or elaborate on more difficult aspects of the content.
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.
There are 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 8 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 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
1 May 2020
Please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if you are eligible to apply.