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Course Overview

Duration: Online Course Min time recommended 10 hours. We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the course modules. At the end of the course you will be require to attend a classroom base assessment

Previous experience required: None.

Content: VHF licence is required by law to control the operation of VHF (DSC) equipment on British Flagged vessels. Course contents include:

  • Different types of licensing.
  • The history of how and where it all came about and how it fits into todays society.
  • A basic introduction to other equipment which assists with communications at sea.
  • How to use the radio.
  • How to make contact.
  • How to process the calls.
  • Using digital technology to make calls.
  • Scenarios (practicing calls on simulator radios).

On successful completion of a paper based and practical assessment eligible to apply for the VHF license.

Course Summary

This SRC VHF DSC course is for you if you...
  • Are seriously involved in sailing/motor boating/sea angling/diving
  • Own your own boat
  • Own your own VHF (handheld or fixed)
  • Crew/skipper on vessels which have a VHF
  • Are preparing for the Yachtmaster Coastal practical exam
  • Are preparing for the Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam
The course
  • The aim of this SRC VHF DSC course is to give you knowledge on how to use the VHF correctly and conform to the law on using a vital piece of marine equipment
  • There is a short test for this course and a practical assessment
  • A license can be applied for upon successful completion
Topics covered
  • Radio operations/ channels/ call types/ DSC/ GMDSS/ other equipment
Course duration
  • This course is flexible study
  • You can choose when to study
  • You can choose where to study.. at home, during your lunch times at the office, in the back garden... but you will need access to the internet
  • There is an additional cost for the license of £60, payable to RYA (cheque or card) on the day of the course, plus you will need a passport photograph
Course pack
  • VHF Handbook/ license application form
Course cost includes
  • online access to the course
  • course pack
  • tutor available to answer questions via email or over the phone
What extra do I need
  • Pen/ note pad

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