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RYA VHF (SRC) Course (Online)

1st May - 31 December
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The SRC / VHF course is an online course supported by an RYA SRC/VHF instructor, followed by an assessment which takes between 30min and 1 hour. The assessment will be held at DOSC. There is an exam / License fee of ¬£60 (Pounds) which is paid directly to the RYA.

Once you book your place on the course VHF RADIO (including GMDSS) Course Handbook G31 can be collected here in the club and you will get access to the RYA interactive website. At the end of the course you will receive an RYA SRC Certificate of online course completion which allows you to participate in the exams. The assessment will take about 1 hour, during which you will be tested on your home study and course content.

This course is ideal for skippers and crews of sailing yachts who want to hold an SRC radio operators license, in order to operate a short-range marine VHF radio with DSC (Digital Selective Calling). The SRC Radio operators license is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world and also one of the requirements for participating in RYA / MCA Yachtmaster practical exams.

The VHF/SRC course is delivered through the RYAs Interactive Site.


Pre-Course ExperienceNone
Assumed KnowledgePre course reading of the VHF Radio (including GMDSS) Course Handbook ( G31 ) ( approx. 3 hours )
Pre requisites in order to participate on the examsRYA SRC Certificate of On-line course completion
DurationApprox 6-8 hrs study time     1 hour assessment once online course has been completed
Minimum recommended Age16 y.o *under 16s may attend the course but cannot be issued with a licence
Students Instructor ratioOnline course A dedicated SRC/VHF instructor  supports the course
Course SyllabusDistress situations, Urgent situations, Safety situations, Routine communication, Phonetic Alphabet, Regulations & Rules, GMDSS System
After the Course ExperienceAuthority to operate a short range marine VHF radio with DSC ( Digital Selective Calling ) on a vessel
License Granted ( upon successful completion )GMDSS SHORT RANGE Marine Radio Operator certificate of competence

Last updated 9:24am on 19 May 2024

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