RYA VHF (SRC) – Online interactive Radio Course
RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course
The RYA VHF Radio On-line course (Short Range Certificate (SRC) course) can now be completed wherever it suits you; at work, at home or while you are travelling. When you register with Howellsail for the online course, you will receive a login and a password to the RYA Interactive site.
Upon completion of the online course you complete a short practical assessment.
The course takes between 4 – 8 hours to complete online. (NOW AVAILABLE ON IPAD).
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, and then go to our booking page to sign up and pay online.
Online RYA VHF (SRC) Radio Course £85
includes Personal login and access to the RYA Interactive site.
RYA VHF Handbook (G31) incl. P&P. Either hard copy or Ebook, depending on your location (overseas Ebook ONLY). Unlimited email, telephone and Skype support from our experienced instructors.
Fully inclusive (no hidden extras!) Easy secure payment book online with PayPal.
We also accept payment by credit or debit card, cheque, bank transfer, etc.
Course Topics Include
The basics of radio operation
The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
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)
Course Pack Includes
And access to the RYA Interactive site
RYA VHF Handbook (G31) incl. P&P
Either hard copy or Ebook, depending on your location (overseas Ebook ONLY).
Phone & Skype assistance
from our experienced instructors
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
ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR LICENCE
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 – We do not charge Howellsail students for conducting the assessment.
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.
Informative course, well suited to my needs. Clear instruction and friendly teachers.Peter W.
Pre-Course Requirements & Suitability »
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
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.
We also have reciprocal arrangements with some sailing schools around the UK, Menorca, Gibraltar, Tenerife,& Gran Canaria, & Croatia where having successfully completed the course online, you can arrange to carry out your VHF Assessment if you wish.
Compatibility Requirements »
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).
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.
Recommended Reading for RYA VHF (SRC) – Online interactive Radio Course
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.
£7.99 + £1.50 p&p (UK) – Also available as an eBook
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).
£6.49 + £1.50 p&p (UK) – Also available as an eBook