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RYA VHF Radio Course Classroom

Marine Radio Course Classroom (£120)


The Short Range Certificate is essential for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British-flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or handheld.

It is possible to undertake the RYA VHF/Short Range Certificate Course either online or in a classroom. The end-of-course assessment is still taken in the classroom though. Taking the course online is a great option for those who want to do the course in the evenings or when travelling.

 

CONTENT:

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


MINIMUM AGE:

Any age for the course but 16 for the end-of-course assessment and the issue of the official licence.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

None. Ahead of the course, we will send you a course handbook and instructions on what preparation to undertake. This course pack can be an eBook or a printed copy.


Certificate Issuing Criteria:

To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.


COURSE DETAILS:

This course is for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is a piece of important safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

The course will be taught and examined using our training radios. The exam will also include a short written test.

 

Where?:              Snettisham Beach Sailing Club

 

How Long?:          1 Day (10 hours-inc 3 hours pre-study plus exam at the end of course)

 

How Many?:         8 students 


How To Book?:     Dates on our calendar (HERE)

 

How Much?:         £120 (See note for exam fee below)

 

Note: The Exam fee is £70 and this is paid directly to the RYA (a link will be provided in the joining instructions). Once you've paid, please bring your receipt email/exam application form with you. If you are just taking the exam with us and not the course, a charge of £30 on top of the RYA Exam Fee will be applied. 


                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                

Last updated 10:50am on 14 November 2023

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