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Marine SRC Radio on line course

£99.00 £85.00

Marine SRC Radio on line course is for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio wishing to operate their radios safely and legally.

The GMDSS SRC VHF radio course is now available to complete on line via the RYA interactive programme.  The course will take between 4 – 8 hours and includes a number of interactive scenarios and radio practice via a computer simulated radio programme which we can downloaded onto your computer.  At course completion you will be required to complete a pre-exam check.  You are given 3 attempts at the assessment but can repeat the programme as many times as you like up to that point.  On successful completion of the training programme including a pre exam check assessment designed to check your understanding you will be able to download your course completion certificate. This will qualify you to take the assessment which will take approx 1 hour per person.

Following successful completion of the course, a separate assessment is now carried out by an RYA radio assessor at a recognised training centre who will test your working knowledge of the radio on radio simulators as part of a practical assessment.   You will also be examined by a short written test including writing a Mayday message and testing your knowledge of the GMDSS system, phonetics and procedure. Start Point Sailing have a number of dates for you to join.

Download the free taster below and see whether this style of course is for you.

Download an online taster course here

To register for the on line course, please pay via our online system or give us a call.  Once we have your payment then the centre office will issue you a code enabling you to access your on line Interactive course. You can also make use of your remote tutor who will be available via our email or on 01752 21 31 21

The course format has changed this year in order to bring licensing in line with those offered in Europe. The new course will be delivered by a qualified radio instructor or taken via the RYA interactive on line programme.

Course Syllabus

A one-day or on line course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

All VHF Radio users need to obtain this certificate to operate their radios safely and legally.

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.

Obtaining a SRC DSC Radio licence is a pre-requisite for DoT Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore exam

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.

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)

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.

 

Product Description

Marine SRC Radio on line course

The SRC VHF radio course is now available on line with us.

Before signing up for the course please try the taster course

The online SRC course and taster have the following minimum technical 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. S

PC
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
1 GHz (x86) processor 512 MB RAM
Sound card.
Quicktime (for viewing videos) available here.

Netbooks are not supported due to the reduced screen resolution.

iPad/iPad Mini
iOS 6 or above. Older generation iPads may have performance issues.

The course format has changed this year in order to bring licensing in line with those offered in Europe. The new course will be delivered by a qualified radio instructor or taken via the RYA interactive on line programme. Following completion of the course, a separate assessment will now be carried out by an RYA radio assessor who will test your working knowledge of the radio on radio simulators as part of a practical assessment.   You will also be examined by a short written test including writing a Mayday message and testing your knowledge of the GMDSS system, phonetics and procedure.

On line Course Introductory Price £85 plus a £30 fee if you wish to sit the exam at the training centre facility.

Exam fee of £60 still payable to the RYA.

Once you have successfully completed the on line course you will be issued with a completion number which gives you authorisation to attend the exam at our centre or a centre near to your physical location.

Download an online taster course here

Once we have your payment then we will register your details on the RYA interactive site and sent out your VHF Radio course book. You can also make use of your remote tutor who will be available via our email or on 01752 21 31 21

Course Syllabus

An on-line course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

All VHF Radio users need to obtain this certificate to operate their radios safely and legally.

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.

Obtaining a SRC DSC Radio licence is a pre-requisite for DoT Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore exam

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.

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)

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.