Why not check out our interactive RYA VHF radio course online:

Our VHF radio course introduces you to the VHF and GMDSS radio sets and follows the short range certification required to achieve the qualification of Restricted (VHF) Radio Operator.  This is a legal requirement for using or overseeing a VHF radio on board a ship.

The VHF radio course ensures a quality standard agreed with MCA and is internationally recognised.  The procedures are also internationally recognised for use on the Short Range Radio airwaves.  This course is an essential requirement before completing any RYA practical exams and to gain commercial endorsement.

The course will be run at our specialist training site and training room and will use live radio sets to ensure the most realistic training and experience.  All of our courses are run by highly skilled instructors to allow you to learn from their experience and knowledge.

This course has all the essential health and safety benefits for safe boating to make it a must do course.

People that have booked on to this course have also booked on to:

RYA Powerboat Level 1
RYA Powerboat Level 2

 Course content

  • Using the radio set
  • The phonetic alphabet
  • Ofcom and radio licensing law
  • Standard calling procedures
  • Specified channels
  • Coastguard use – mayday, pan-pan and routine traffic
  • DSC use – MOB button & acknowledging information

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 3 hours home study and 1 day tuition/assessment

Cost: £67.50 per person. This includes all manuals,and tuition Please note all price are exclusive of VAT.

In addition to this you will also need to pay the RYA appointed examiner £60 on the day

Location: Cromhall Diving Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

We have a range of local accommodation to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

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