RYA VHF/SRC Radio Course
RYA VHF/SRC Radio Course
The RYA VHF/SRC course and exam is for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio.
A marine radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board a boat and it is vital to understand the correct procedures to use this equiptment properly.
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.
Anyone wanting to commercially endorse an RYA/MCA Certificate of competence certificate requires an SRC licence as part of this application process. Similarly a number of boat clubs and charter companies require members to hold an SRC Licence in order to take charge/skipper one of their vessels.
The SRC Course is 10 hours in length + an exam broken into 3 parts as below:
Pre home study (sent out to you in advance) - approx 3 hours
Classroom training course (with on of our SRC Instructors) - approx 7 hours
Exam (Optional* with an external RYA Examiner) - Approx 1 - 2 hours
*you can attend the SRC Course without choosing to sit the exam. However, please note you will not be issued with an SRC Licence
Why train with us?
Not all courses are born equal! We offer the very latest equipment, resources and support to keep you engaged.
Brand new for 2023 - ICOM M330GE Training Radio Simulators - We have invested in brand new ICOM M330GE training radios delivered to us in 2023. These radios are modelled on the real thing, meaning you get a realistic and fully immersive experience as we practise throughout your training.
Low Training Ratios - We operate on a 2 student to 1 radio ratio ratio as standard - giving you plenty of opportunity to practise and to work alongside a fellow crew mate as you work together to complete tasks and exercises.
Engaging Pre Course Learning Materials - Including videos from our training principal, your own copy of the RYA SRC Radio (delivered to you before the course!), ICOM Manual for the training sets you will be using, pre course exercises, and a pre course quiz.
Scenarios - We incorporate scenarios into all of our SRC Courses making them more interactive and giving you the opportunity to practise in a realistic way.
What's INCLUDED in your course fee:
Free Unlimited Tea and Coffee
RYA VHF Handbook
Free stationary to make notes
Opportunity to complete the SRC Exam should you wish to do this
What's NOT included as part of your course fee:
Lunch (please bring it with you)
RYA Exam Fee (Optional) - £70 payable directly to the RYA