Marine Radio (SRC)

image of a VHF radio display showing a distress call about to be sent

This course and the licence awarded to those that successfully complete the associated assessment, is a legal requirement for anyone operating a VHF Short Range Radio (SRC) on a british registered vessel.

If you already hold a licence which was awarded prior to Digital Selective Calling (DSC) was included in the course, you will also need to successfully complete the assessment before you are legally licensed to operate a VHF radio with DSC, as found on the majority of vessels today.

The VHF course can either be completed in a classroom or online.  The assessment however, must be completed in the classroom.

Watch the RYA introductory video