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VHF Licence - Short Range Certificate Course

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An online training course created by the RYA covering - Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System. Following completion of the course, an examination is required consisting of both a practical assessment and a theory paper.

Book online now!  - Click here - New courses to be announced soon - please contact the office for more details or to register your interest 

Why do I need to do the course?

  • Gain a lifelong SRC Licence
  • Build your knowledge and confidence on using VHF Radios
  • Prepare for coastal adventures or flotilla holidays
  • Sound confident at a sailing club

Do You Know?

What's the difference between a distress and an urgency message?

What is a Sécurité call for? 

What does GDMSS stand for and why is it important?

Can you spell your name using the phonetic alphabet?       

The Course TrainingThe Exam
A comprehensive online training program supported by an SRC assessor. You will learn about both practical and theoretical elements through the use of the online simulator, and challenged with multiple scenarios to digest and manage.When ready, you will need to sit an SRC exam to complete your course. SRC exams consist of a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios.

Still not sure? 

Watch a sample of the online tuition by scanning the code below!

What's included in our course and cost?

  • RYA VHF Online Course
  • Support from a VHF instructor 
  • RYA VHF Handbook

What's Not Included?

Face to Face SRC Exam & certificate fee (£70.00 payable to RYA directly)

Course access/expiry

The course will be accessible to complete or go back and review for a period of 6 months from the date of purchase. 

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