RYA VHF (SRC)
Online Interactive Radio Course

The RYA VHF Short Range Certificate course changed in 2014 for the UK to come into line with (CEPT) European regulations.

The online format means you can learn anytime, anywhere – so long as you have access to the internet. If you like the idea of taking the course in this way, please take a look at the FREE TRIAL » this also ensures that your computer is compatible.
(NOW AVAILABLE ON IPAD).

When you register with Menorca Cruising for the online course, you will receive a login and a password to the RYA Interactive site.

Online RYA VHF (SRC) Radio Course costs €99
We accept payment by credit or debit card, bank transfer, Transferwise etc

Assessment for your Licence – £60
Upon completion of the online course, you will need to take an assessment before you can be issued with a licence. This can’t be completed online and must be carried out at an RYA Centre, at a cost of £60. The assessment takes approximately 1 hour. You will need to bring along a passport sized photograph of yourself. A range of flexible venues are available for assessments, please contact us for advice.

RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course taster
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. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of radio operation
  • distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

More information about the Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course

The SRC radio operator qualification authorises the holder to operate a short range marine VHF radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on a vessel and is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world.

Knowledge of what category of call to make. should you ever require assistance.


Personal login and access to the RYA Interactive site

RYA VHF Handbook (G31) Ebook.

Unlimited email, telephone and Skype support from our experienced instructors.

In order to acquire an SRC VHF Certificate of Competence, you must meet the following requirements:

Candidate must hold one of the following before attending an exam:
RYA SRC Certificate of Classroom Course Completion OR
RYA SRC Certificate On-line Course Completion

Also:
Be a minimum age of 16 years of age
Have access to a PC, Mac or iPad

Should you have any difficulties we provide a full back up service whereby you can contact us by email or phone. Your questions will be dealt with promptly by a fully qualified RYA Instructor.

Having successfully completed the course online, you can arrange to carry out your VHF Assessment with us if you wish.

This course has the following minimum requirements:
Internet connection (broadband or 3G). Charges may apply for 3G.
1024 x 768 screen resolution – this must be available screen space (menu bars, docks or task bars may conceal part of the course window on smaller screens).
JavaScript must be enabled in your web browser.
Microphone and speakers/headphones.

Platform specific minimum requirements:
Mac Intel processor OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above.
PC Windows Vista Service Pack 2 1 GHz (x86) processor 512 MB RAM Sound card. Windows XP and earlier operating systems are not compatible with this course.
Quicktime (for viewing videos) available here.
Netbooks are not supported due to the reduced screen resolution.
iPad/iPad Mini using iOS 6 or above.
Older generation iPads may have performance issues.

We strongly recommend installing the SRC Taster Course before buying the full course to check that it will work on your device.

RYA VHF Radio (SRC Syllabus & Sample Questions)

This 3rd edition is ideal for anyone preparing for their VHF Operator’s Short Range Certificate (SRC) examination as it lists the syllabus & includes practice questions to help you prepare for the SRC written test.

The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the radio operator qualification which authorises the holder to operate a VHF radiotelephone, fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC), on board any British vessel which is voluntarily fitted with radio equipment.

The syllabus for the SRC was designed by the Conference of European Posts & Telecommunications (CEPT) as a standard qualification for the operation of equipment using procedures & techniques of the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS).
£5.49 + £1.50 p&p

RYA VHF Radio (inc. GMDS’S)
This book is essential background reading for anyone taking a VHF radio course. It covers all radio procedures from routine calls to urgency & distress & includes an explanation of the new GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System) requirements.
£7.49 + £1.50 p&p

You can buy these books online via the RYA web shop link below or by clicking here

Upon completion of the online course, you will need to take an assessment before you can be issued with a licence. This can’t be completed online and must be carried out at an RYA Centre, at a cost of £60.

The assessment takes approximately 1 hour.

You will need to bring along a passport sized photograph of yourself.

A range of flexible venues are available for assessments, please contact us for advice.

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