If you are chartering a yacht, or are planning to take your Yachtmaster Offshore you need a VHF (SRC) licence.
One way of doing this is an on-line course before you join us, and then take the assessment to get the licence while you are with us. If you prefer to do the course in the classroom we offer this most Fridays – click here for further details
The on-line version of the RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is available via an interactive app for PCs, Macs and iPads. You can do the course at your own pace and takes about 10 hours.
Once downloaded you learn how to use a marine radio with interactive scenarios. You practice by making and recording radio calls, before listening to hear how they sound. Progress is tracked by synchronizing the course when you go back online – so once downloaded you don't even need to be linked to wi-fi.
The online course covers the same content as in the classroom which includes: learning about the marine radio; how it works; using the radio; GMDSS; distress calling; urgency and safety calling; rules and licensing.
If you would like to know more have a look at the video:
Or download a taster course:
Download for Windows
As you download the file you will be asked if you want to open or save. Choose open. Open the Zip file and run the exe program.