RYA Interactive VHF/SRC Radio Course

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RYA Interactive VHF/SRC Radio Course

rounded_1A course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. A Radio licence is also required before completing any RYA practical exam and to gain commercial endorsement. 

The course can be taken online through our Interactive site. The course offers a flexible approach enabling you to learn where and when it suits you. There are seven modules, after which a number of practical scenarios become available for you to gain further experience in a variety of situations.

The training modules can be completed online of offline after your first log in.

After completing all the modules you can access the Pre-exam Knowledge Check. Once this is completed you can then take your final exam here with us.

The syllabus includes basic VHF/SRC operation, the correct frequencies, use of DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System), distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures.

How to enrol:

Enrolling is easy contact us to let us know you wish to take the course. Pay the course fee securely online or contact us for payment options. We will the register you on the RYA Interactive site and email you with your log in details.

When you access the RYA Interactive site for the first time you will be asked to complete a simple form before you can start your course.

Upon successful completion of the final assessment you will be able to print out your certificate.


Here is a short video from the RYA giving an insight into the course.

Price €80 including VAT.

Price Includes:

  • All course materials including a RYA VHF Radio course book
  • Dedicated support

Not included:

  • Licence fee £60 payable to the RYA
  • Personal Insurance
  • Travel arrangements

Please contact us for more details.


Download the taster course:

Windows taster

 Download for Windows

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Download for Mac 10.7 or later from the App Store
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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:

Intel processor OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above. S

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.