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Purser Training Online (2-week Intensive)

Our industry-leading Purser program delivered online and through our state-of-the-art 4th generation Virtual Learning Environment


Whether you’re looking to progress into the Purser role or you already occupy the position and would like to formalise your existing experience, our GUEST-accredited Purser Program is for you.

Our Purser Program was the first of its kind when we created it 15 years ago, and it continues to lead the industry with more than 700 graduates having passed through the courses. Whether you choose residentialonline intensive or fully flexible, the program has been designed to fit around your current work and life schedule.

The program provides an understanding of a vast range of practical skills that may be required of pursers in their role on board including yacht operations, destination management, VAT, accounting, crew management, HR and more.

Hear from our trainer Julia all about the different course options here.

View more information about the course format below.

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Course Format

Monday to Friday - held over 2 weeks

  •  6 hours of daily online Live Lectures Monday-Friday
  • 3 hours of self-study per day through the VLE
  • 10 day course
  • 3 written assessments
  • Maximum 6 students per course
  • Online format allows students to join from any time-zone and location

Hear from our trainer Julia all about the different course options here.

Key Takeaways

You will leave the course with all the knowledge and tools to launch or progress your career as a Purser.

After completing the course, you will officially be part of our Alumni community and will have free access to our Mental Health courses for free as well as discounts on other courses such as Management & Leadership for Crew.

If you would like to obtain your GUEST Purser Certificate of Competence, we recommend also taking our Advanced Leadership Program to fulfill the IAMI GUEST requirements for this certification.


The Purser course is broken down into eight modules over 2 weeks which cover the core GUEST / IAMI learning outcomes.

Our program contains Units 18 - 21 GUEST Purser Program.  

Module 1: Role of a Purser

Module 2: Port Clearances

Module 3: Yacht Operations & Muster Duties

Module 4: Destination Management

Module 5: Charter & VAT

Module 6: Accounting & Budgeting

Module 7: Crew

Module 8: Maritime Organisation


"An amazing course with relevant resources and references that are valuable tools. Julia as a trainer is extremely knowledgeable, her personal experiences, support and feedback were a great assistance. "

Jennifer - 2022 VLE Purser Graduate

"It is a fountain of knowledge and you will learn things that can be used in so many areas of life, not just in a purser role. But stay organised, stay on top of the program, do not leave anything for later, use your weekend to catch up on activities and assignments as the second week is very intense and full on. If fast paced learning process is something you enjoy, go for the two week intensive course, but if you prefer having more time to absorb the immense amount of the information the training contains of - go for the flexi -training. Either way - I 100% recommend it! :)"

Martyna - 2022 VLE Purser Graduate

" Doing the two week course is intense but it's the best way to learn to be fully immersed in learning the role of a purser. The communication and content available are fantastic and the support to get you through the course is great." 

Anna - 2022 VLE Purser Graduate

" I have spoken highly of the course and highly recommend it to future pursers or chief stewardesses. The knowledge gained is invaluable and will benefit many situations that will surely cross their career path " 

Liza - 2022 VLE Purser Graduate

"I would say it is so valuable if you want to progress in your career, both as a Chief Stewardess and as a Purser. You gain such a great insight into the running of a yacht and what goes on behind the scenes. The course content is really interesting and will definitely enable you to progress within your role, and support HOD's if needed."

Charlotte - 2022 VLE Purser Graduate

"It's a great course and so informative, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Julia and my other classmates. Julia is a great facilitator, highly knowledgeable and experienced, is great at giving constructive feedback and pushes you to do your best. I feel more confident as a seafarer and working on the interior. I look forward to using my new knowledge and skills in my next role!"

Haleigh -  2022 VLE Purser Graduate

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