The RYA VHF Radio Classroom Course is for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
The Short Range Certificate is the qualification required by law if you operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.
The VHF Operator’s Course is taught and examined using real radios with the transmission suppressed. The exam will also include a short written test and is conducted by an independent assessor who is paid by the RYA, not by the training centre.
The course has recently been updated and there are now several options to take the course. We here at Mendez Marine offer the following two:
Irrespective of which option you choose, you will receive a pre-course book pack containing the RYA VHF Handbook (G31) and your exam application form. This form is required on the day of your exam showing that you have completed any pre exam courses satisfactorily. Whichever option you choose, on the day of your exam you will need to pay £60 to the RYA for the practical and theory assessment and the issue of the certificate. This can be done by cheques, credit or debit cards.
|Minimum duration||10 hours – 3 hours pre study and then 1 day in the classroom or Online with the exam (approx. 1 hour) at Mendez Marine|
|Ability after the course||To be able to use a short range VHF marine radio to the standards required by the RYA/MCA|