VHF Radio Course 2024 Register for interest

  • 04 Feb 2024
  • 09:00 - 13:00
  • island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club,Ray Road, West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 2LF
  • 6


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Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course and Exam

Duration on-line course (expected effort 8-10 hours) plus half day assessment

Member Cost: £120

Non Member Cost: £135 (This includes 6 months temporary membership)

Please register on our site and we will contact you to take the final payment.

VHF Radio Course 2024 Register for interest

This is a course and exam for anyone who owns or uses 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 hand held.


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

Certificate issuing criteria

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


This course has an on-line learning module which the student can undertake any time before the assessment on 4th February at Island barn Reservoir Sailing club

A VHF book is provided as part of the course.

The exam 

SRC exams consist of a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios The exam is performed by an independent examiner. The exam fee is payable to the RYA but has been included in the overall price for this course.

Required experience


Minimum age


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