This is a one and a half day course 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.
RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate
- The basics of radio operation
- The correct frequencies to be used
- Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
- Making ship to shore telephone calls
- Digital selective calling (DSC)
- Global maritime distress safety system
- Emergency position indicating radio beacons
- Search and rescue
There are no formal entry requirements.
The cost of the course is £200 (subject to change for the new academic year).
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The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.