Marine Radio Theory Online Course

VHF radio is an essential piece of safety equipment

A VHF radio is an essential piece of safety equipment and it is vital to understand the correct procedures which, will be covered in this course.

To get the GMDSS VHF Radio Licence (Short Range Certificate (SRC)), you must successfully complete the online, or one-day classroom-based, course AND then take a separate classroom-based written and practical assessment. We hold assessments all over the south east so just call us to make an appointment. There is no charge for an assessment other than the RYA licence fee.

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 six 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 the 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

Many people find the use of a radio somewhat daunting, particularly once they realise everyone can “listen in”. This course is delivered by a relaxed and encouraging instructor who will put students at ease. Premier Sailing use real radios and have many real-life examples and scenarios to help you with safe and efficient operation of the equipment. We teach the language to use and procedural requirements, coupled with lots of practice.

A VHF radio is an essential piece of safety equipment and it is vital to understand the correct procedures which will be covered in this course.

You will be provided with everything you need to successfully complete the course.

When you join us for the assessment you need to bring the online pass certificate and a passport photograph.

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