RYA Marine Radio Course Online
RYA DSC VHF Radio Course
RYA Training School Eastbourne, East Sussex

RYA VHF / DSC Marine Radio (SRC) Course – Online

Marine Radio Courses Eastbourne, East Sussex

The SRC allows you to operate a short range marine VHF radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any marine craft. It is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world. It’s also handy to know what you should do if you ever require assistance at sea.

The RYA VHF course changed at the start of 2014 to comply with European legislation. This is a great modular online course and can be completed wherever it suits you and in your own time.

It can be taken on PC, Mac and iPad.

Watch this video for a brief summary from the RYA:

RYA VHF Radio Course Participants

This course is required for Advanced Powerboat / RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore candidates. It’s also great for anyone interested in sailing, power boating, sea angling, diving or anything else on the water.

RYA VHF Radio Course Contents

  • Radio operation
  • Correct frequencies
  • Distress procedures
  • Urgency and Safety Calling
  • Search and rescue

The Online RYA VHF Radio course will also come with a Marine Radio Simulator inbuilt so you can practice using the Marine VHF Radio interactively.

Taking The Course Online

RYA VHF DSC Radio CourseSea Training Sussex (STS) will issue a personal login and access to the RYA Interactive Site. STS will also email a student course pack to accompany the online course comprising the RYA VHF Radio e hand book. This is included in the cost of the course.

Try the free online taster course before you choose to take the full course by clicking the link below. This will also cover all necessary system requirements;

On completing the online course you need to take the RYA SRC exam at an RYA Training centre. At Sea Training Sussex we conduct the exam in Polegate, East Sussex.

You can also take the exam with Sea Training Sussex if you have completed the modules with another training centre.

The RYA fee for the exam is £60 payable direct to the RYA

Course details

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Course duration 6-8 hours. Assessment 30 – 60 mins (TBC)
Minimum age Any, but must be 16 or over to receive a license
Course content Using the radio, frequencies, distress calling, GMDSS, distress procedures, urgency and safety calling, search and rescue.
Course cost £65
Ability after the course Legally allowed to operate VHF and DSC equipment.