Marine Radio Course

St Andrews Sailing Club is now offering this course on-line, which means that you can study at your own pace and in the comfort of your own environment. This course leads on to the Short Range Certificate (SRC) exam, which is required for legal operation of a marine VHF radio set. So there are 2 distinct parts – the course and the exam:

The Course:
The course cost is £65.00, payable to St Andrews Sailing Club, which includes course materials and guidance/support throughout the course from your SRC Assessor - Simon Ingram e. There is no minimum age for the course, but you must be 16 or over for the SRC exam. The course concludes with a short on-line assessment using multiple-choice questions and you have 3 attempts at this. Your highest score is used to determine whether you have passed and, if so, you can print off the pass certificate which allows you to sit the SRC exam.
We recommend trying the Online SRC Course Taster using this webpage to help you decide if this course is right for you.


The Exam:
The exam cost is £60.00 and this is payable directly to the RYA. The exam is classroom based and is preceded by a 15 minute period to familiarise yourself with a real VHF radio set. The exam itself is in 2 parts: The 1 st is a 30 minute paper exam, involving short answers and multiple-choice questions. Part 2 is a 30 minute practical exercise, during which you are asked to demonstrate correct use of a marine VHF radio set.
To sit the exam, you must be at least 16 years old and bring with you your course completion certificate, proof of payment for the exam (to the RYA) and 2 recent passport-size photographs.


Further Information:
For more details, please use the contact form below and/or go to visit the RYA page about the course.

Small Print:

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 12 months from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.

After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.


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