A one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.
We limit numbers to maximum of 4 students to ensure the best experience and practice. (If you want a group large this can be arranged but will be over 2 days.)
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on any British vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.
A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.
All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment. This can be done by attending this one-day course or doing the online course.
Course topics include:
The course will be taught using training radios, each student being provided with there own radio for duration of course and we also have a variety of other teaching aids.
The Cost of Course includes:
Excludes Examination Fee £60 no VAT if paid direct to RYA [HERE]
or £72 inc VAT if paid on day to SPR - (This due to HMRC VAT Rules)
This will be examined by a short written test and a practical assessment by an external examiner. This will take around 1 hrs to 2 1/2 hrs, depending on numbers on course.
This normally happens between 1700hrs and 1930hrs on day of Course.
SPR Promise: Once a course has been advertised we will not cancel the course due to Numbers
- RYA TRAINING
- MANUAL HANDLING
- MENTAL HEALTH
- FIRE SAFETY
- FIRST AID TRAINING
- HEALTH & SAFETY
- CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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