Course Phone: 0117 929 1153
This 1 day Short Range Radio Certificate (VHF) is the minimum qualification required by law for the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) radios and equipment.
The course covers the basics of radio operation, channels and frequencies to use, emergency and distress procedures including Search and Rescue (SART) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB).
Using simulators, we cover DSC and we always try to make the courses as practical as possible. You can also do the training online if you prefer and then come to our Bristol HQ for the exam only.
Once you have completed RYA SRC training you can then do the exam and we arrange for an independent examiner to be available. Prior to the exam you must ensure that you have enrolled online, through the RYA’s Exam Payment System. (Click Here)
At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the supply and use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
The course covers basics of radio operation, channels and frequencies to use, emergency and distress procedures including Search and Rescue (SART) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB). The exam will also include a short written test
Ability after the course:
RYA VHF/SRC course gives the candidates the ability to use the radio correctly
10 Hours. Please note this includes 3 hours of self-study, which you are required to carry out prior to attending.
1 Hour (Approx.)
Max. Instructor / Student Ratio:
1:12 (Please note that due to COVID-19 a maximum ratio of 1:6 is temporarily in place)
Course Materials Provided:
RYA VHF Handbook
RYA G22 – Handy Guide to Marine Radio