RYA VHF (SRC) Radio
The VHF (or Short Range Certificate) is essential for anyone with a VHF set on board their vessel. For a number of years it has been possible to undertake the RYA VHF/Short Range Certificate Course online. Taking the course online is a great option for those who want to do the course in the evenings or when travelling. The end of course exam is still taken in the classroom though.
The online course breaks down the teaching of all aspects of using a VHF Radio into manageable sections. As you work through each section there are various methods used to ensure that you have understood the subject and the chance to use a simulator to make and record practice calls. Throughout there are recordings of radio calls so that you can hear what a real call would sound like.
None! Ahead of the course we will send you a course handbook and instructions on what preparation to undertake. This course pack usually takes the form of an ‘eBook’ but we can issue a ‘realBook’ for those resident in Turkey.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE COURSE?
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the ‘Booking request’. Once we have received your payment we will set up your login and email the log in details to you so that you can get going online. The course pack is sent next business day.
UNDERTAKING THE COURSE
Once we have set up your login and sent it to you, you can logon and begin the course. You work through the course at your own pace. Once you have finished the various sections of the course you take an online practice test to check that you have the right level of knowledge for the exam itself.
Completing the end of course test then leads the RYA Interactive system to issue you your own unique certificate. You will need to take this with you when attending the exam.
BOOKING THE EXAM
We can schedule an exam at any time to suit you. Just email us on email@example.com or via ‘Booking request’ to arrange a mutually convenient time.
There is a short written exam to complete so if you feel you may have any issues doing this in writing please do let us know ideally ahead of the course as we can conduct this verbally with you. The written exam will take about 20 minutes and the practical exam will take between an hour and two hours.
We will arrange some time for you to get used to the VHF radios you will be using before commencing the exam.
JUST NEED AN EXAM?
If you took the online course with another provider then we’re always happy to undertake the exam for you. Please note though that the other Training Centre will need to send us the exam card to arrive before you sit the exam.
THE COST OF THE COURSE
The online course cost is £75 which can be paid either online, by bank transfer or face to face by cash or card.
THE COST OF THE EXAM
This is £70 and is payable in advance to the RYA through the RYA website. In your joining instructions for the course we send you, we’ll explain how to go about this.