This is the interactive course for the short Range Certificate (SRC) that allows the legal use of Marine VHF/DSC radios. The course is available on PC and MAC.
On successful completion of the interactive course, you will be given an individual ‘pass’ number that you will then provide for the practical assessment that must be taken at an RYA Shorebased Centre. It is hoped that you will be able to attend an assessment at PPSA at Dale in Pembrokeshire, details of dates for assessments are contained in the PPSA Calendar, although if you cannot find a date to suit you, please get in touch and the assessment team will endeavour to find a date to suit you.
Course topics include:
- the basics of radio operation
- the correct frequencies (channels) to be used
- distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
- making ship to shore telephone calls
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
- Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
- Search and Rescue (SART)
- The course will be taught using radio simulators and will be examined by a short written test.
The assessment comprises of a 30 min theory paper and a 30 min practical assessment. On succesful completion, your licence applicaiton will be sent to be processed by the RYA. The assessment and licence applicaiton will cost a further £60. Therefore, cost for the entire process will be £130.
You can see more about the course in this short video
RYA Course Taster
It’s also recommended that you try the ‘taster’ course before you purchase the full course click or copy and paste the following link to your web browser
As part of the course you will receive the VHF Handbook (G31) and a VHF/DSC licence application form which you must bring with you to the Assessment, you will also require a passport sized photo of yourself.