RYA VHF/SRC Radio - Online Course
RYA VHF/SRC Radio - Online Course
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RYA VHF/SRC Radio Course (Online)
This is the online version of the RYA VHF/SRC - hosted on the RYA Interactive Site.
Taking this course online enables you to study and learn the content in an interactive way at your own pace, and in a time frame that suites you.
Which ever what you choose to learn (Classroom based course or Online), the VHF/SRC Radio 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 equipment 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 Online SRC Course + exam is broken into 2 parts as below:
RYA Interactive Course Online* - Approx 6 - 8 hours
Exam (Optional** with an RYA Examiner) - Approx 1 - 2 hours
*The VHF/SRC course is delivered via the RYA Interactive Site. The course runs on PC, MAC and is also available through an iOS APP for an iPad/iPad Mini. For compatibility requirements and a course demo - click here.
**You can complete the Online SRC Course without choosing to sit the exam. However, please note you will not be issued with an SRC Licence. Those wishing to complete the exam need to book onto this via our booking system and select a relevant date.
Why train with us?
Not all online courses and in person exams 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 during your exam.
Rapid Access to this course - We aim to ensure all candidates have access to this course within 2 calendar days, although often this is much quicker (particularly mid week, where it can often be a matter of minutes!)
Only a phone call away - we are only ever a phone call/email/zoom call away should you need help, advice or guidance during the online course itself - meaning you can access support when you need it.
Regular Exam Dates when you're ready! We run regular exams when you're ready to complete it and can arrange a day to suite your needs. Normally this is weeknights from 7pm, or you can fit in with one of our shorebased course exam dates (see booking system for further details). Not all centres offer this - check before you book elsewhere!
What's INCLUDED in your course fee:
Access to the RYA Interactive site – including access to your course for 12 months from date of enrolment.
RYA VHF Handbook posted to you upon booking your course.
Call/Email/Zoom - 1:1 remote support/guidance if you need it
What's NOT included as part of your course fee:
RYA Exam Fee (Optional) - £70 payable directly to the RYA
What's INCLUDED when you book your EXAM with us:
A Classroom & Training Radio Set to complete the SRC Exam on