Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL Course)

Course Date:
1, 2 & 5 Apr 2019

Registration Period:
8 Feb to 22 Mar 2019

20 hours / 3 days

8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Mode of Training:
Classroom Theory & Practical (out to sea)

Poly Marina

Course Introduction

The course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills in the safe handling of powered pleasure craft within Singapore port limits.
All pleasure craft must be licensed by MPA Singapore and prefixed with the following letters:
• SZ (for private use)
• SZH (for commercial use)

Under MPA (Pleasure Craft) Regulations 1997, drivers of powered pleasure craft must possess a valid PPCDL or an Advance PPCDL (APPCDL) issued by Port Master. The classes of pleasure craft driving
licence are as follows:
• Boat length <24m for PPCDL holders
• Boat length >24m for APPCDL holders

Course Objective

To prepare participants with the theory and practical knowledge for safe handling of pleasure craft as per MPA syllabus requirement prior taking assessments for the issuing of MPA Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL).

Course Outline

This course places emphasis on the theory and practical aspects of good seamanship and navigation to meet MPA regulatory requirements.
The course covers the common nautical terms, essential boat equipment, pleasure craft and Singapore port regulations, regulations for preventing collision at sea (Rules of the Road – ROR), emergency procedures, general chart information, chart work, practical boat handling such as berthing and unberthing, and rescue of survivor from the sea (man overboard recovery – MOB).

Suitable for

The course is opened to SP staff, current SP Students and officers from Govt Organisations, Ministries, MOE Schools/Poly/ITE who are interested in handling a Powered Pleasure Craft.



Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

At least 16 years of age with good eyesight

Award / Certification / Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:

$358.45 (Incl. GST)

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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