VHF Radio Short Range Certificate
course consists of 7 hours classroom learning with the candidate doing at
least 3 hours home study prior to the course using the approved pack provided, which is
sent by post. The classroom training runs from 0830 to 1630. Examinations
commence when the course has finished so expect to stay behind to complete
is essential that the home study is completed so that the candidate is
ready for the classroom session and final Examinations. A short test will
be held at the commencement of the course.
will need to provide a current Colour Passport Photograph and be familiar
with the phonetic alphabet.
basics of radio operation
correct frequencies (channels) to be used
emergency and medical assistance procedures
ship to shore telephone calls
Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
and Rescue (SART)
the end of the course the Theory and Practical Examination will be
conducted by a visiting Examiner. To successfully pass the Examination you
will need to complete a short written/multiple choice assessment and a
practical assessment using a VHF/DSC Radio.
cost of the course is £140 plus £60 for the Examination paid to the RYA.