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Marine Radio (SRC/VHF)

SRC VHF Radio Online Course

Holding a VHF Radio Licence is a requirement if you are looking to Bareboat Charter or join flotilla sailing holiday in the future, so it’s worth doing in advance of requiring it. Add this to your RYA Day Skipper course or RYA Day Skipper Practical course to ensure you have all the requirements for your future sailing holidays and adventures.

SRC VHF Radio Licence Online Course

The course takes about eight hours in total and is completely run online so you can fit this around your schedule. We include the VHF Handbook which is yours to keep; this is available as an ebook or physical book with a postage charge added. We think the ebook is a better option since it will enable you to take this publication with you on all future sailing holidays conveniently stored on your phone or iPad and thus saving your luggage weight.
You must complete the learning section and pass the test before we will organise an assessment session; the learning takes about eight hours and we can set up ebook and online log in the same day as payment is received.

VHF Course & Lifetime Licence Price 

  • The Online Course + RYA VHF Handbook  = €100 per person*
  • The fee payable directly to the RYA on your license application form is £60, this covers the issue of your license which never expires.
    * if you choose the physical version of the RYA VHF Handbook you will need to add postage cost to your country of residence. The ebook version is instant and has no extra charge.

  NEXT EXAM SESSION 21, 22 June & 31 July 

How to Book

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Book your course by email: rya@tecnomar.net or call our team at 0039 06 6582535 or 0039 34 91861584 Mob number which is also set up for WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require the full balance to activate your login and ebook or to post your physical book. We can accept payments by card and direct bank transfers.

About Course

  • Assumed knowledge: None
  • Minimum duration: 10 hours plus exam time. The exam will always be classroom based but the course can be taken online.
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Course content: Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making a ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System
  • Ability after course: To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.

Professional Practices & Responsibilities

 A compulsory online course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders. 

The course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment– how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People– the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
  • Purpose– making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totaling 2 ½ hours.

All new applicants for a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence must first pass the PPR course. Anyone renewing a commercially endorsed RYA Certificate of Competence must pass the PPR course prior to their next renewal date, if they haven’t already done so.

Exemptions from this course

If you hold an MCA Deck Officer’s Certificate of Competence as Officer of the Watch or above, Master 200* or Master 500 you do not need to take the PPR course. Please send a copy of your MCA certificate with your application or renewal form for your commercial endorsement.

* Please note the ‘Master 200’ referred to here is the MCA Master 200gt STCW qualification. This is not the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ qualification.

How to Book

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Book your course by email: rya@tecnomar.net or call our team at 0039 06 6582535 or 0039 34 91861584 Mob number which is also set up for WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require the full balance to activate your login and ebook or to post your physical book. We can accept payments by card and direct bank transfers.

Essential Navigation & Seamanship

This course is available in the classroom and online.

However you decide to take the course, it offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.

Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and access to the online plotter.

How long is the course?

In the classroom, the course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days.

Online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.

How to Book

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Book your course by email: rya@tecnomar.net or call our team at 0039 06 6582535 or 0039 34 91861584 Mob number which is also set up for WhatsApp messaging services. To confirm your place we require the full balance to activate your login and ebook or to post your physical book. We can accept payments by card and direct bank transfers.