RYA VHF Radio Course (SRC) and same day exam.

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RYA VHF Marine Radio (SRC) Short Range Certificate Course

We firmly believe that correct procedures including a ‘hands-on’ approach could save you or your crew’s lives during a critical Mayday situation.

Think of the Marine DSC VHF Radio as your lifeline to the Maritime Emergency Services.

Learn on the most up to date ICOM DSC Marine Radio Simulators

During the course, you will be taught to use the latest fixed and handheld ICOM VHF Marine Radio Simulators. You will also be assessed on a practical and theory examination paper with an independent appointed RYA Assessor so it is advisable that you learn the phonetic alphabet and have a good understanding of the Mayday procedures before commencing this course.

RYA VHF Radio course students

Start time for classroom-based course tuition 9 am – 4 pm

RYA SRC Exam – Same day (to be completed after the course)

Please remember to bring with you a Passport style photograph and the RYA SRC exam application form. refer to the RYA exam payment service link below

Course and exam fees

Course fees per person £90 payable to Seavoice Training.

The RYA SRC Exam fee is £60 and is paid to the RYA directly, the new system to pay for the exam is completed online via the link below, If for any reason you can not pay for the exam online you can contact the RYA on +44 (0) 2380 604158 between 0900-1700 Monday to Friday UK local time to arrange payment. An additional £10 fee is payable if using this service.




RYA VHF Radio handbook        vhf-book

Once you have purchased the course we will post out to you the RYA VHF Radio handbook that accompanies the course, please make sure we have the correct postal address for you to send the book out, please make this clear when booking the course.


On your successful completion of the VHF Radio course and assessment, we will forward your SRC Application form for a VHF Marine Radio Certificate of Competence to the Royal Yachting Association Certification Department. Please note that it can take up to 21 working days for the RYA to administer and post out your license.

Course booking payments can be made securely via credit/debit card (Stripe) or via PayPal

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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy: A full refund can be made within 14 days of the initial booking if you cancel within 1 week prior to the course date no refund will be made, we are happy to place you onto another course date as long as we have availability.

Classroom-based courses are run from venues in Southport, Liverpool, Merseyside

Course Syllabus:

  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using modern ICOM marine radio simulators.
  • Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine RT Procedures.
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Making ship to shore and ship to ship calls.
  • Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)
  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used.
  • Ships Radio Licencing (Ofcom)
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Greenbank High School

Greenbank High School, Hastings Road,
Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LT United Kingdom

The Shakespeare Centre – Unit 8

The Shakespeare Centre, 45-51 Shakespeare Street,
Southport, Merseyside, PR8 5AB United Kingdom
01704 539578

Liverpool Sailing Club

Liverpool Sailing Club
Garston, Liverpool,Merseyside, L24 1XD United Kingdom

The pass mark is 60% both on the online pre-exam knowledge and the final RYA theory exam paper.

If you fail to reach the marks required to pass the RYA VHF Radio exam paper, you will be offered a exam resit. The resit will be within 6 weeks of the course date. The RYA fee for the resit is £15 payable to the RYA, this will be collected from you before you can take the resit exam.

The minimum age for the VHF SRC exam is 16 years old.

To cancel a booking, we require at least 7 calendar days’ notice before the commencement of the course. Bookings can only be cancelled in writing either by phone or email. Course deposit payments are non-returnable.

We will endeavor to find you a placement on a future course.

In the event of an emergency cancellation, we require at least 24 hours’ notice by telephone 01704 571903/07704 143747.

Yes, you can upgrade the restricted Marine VHF Radio licence. You can now book the new format SRC examination direct but it is advisable that you take some refresher training before attending the examination, i.e. take the online course or a classroom course.

If you have chosen the RYA VHF Radio eBook option, we will send you an email with full instructions on how to redeem the eBook. For further information, please see our support page.

You will require the following documents.

  1. The RYA SRC application form for the exam, please see the following support page for help on how to obtain the application form. https://www.seavoice-training.co.uk/support/arranging-paying-src-exam/  the exam payment is now made directly to the RYA Online, the fee for the exam is £60  Click Here to pay for your exam and obtain the application form.
  2. A recent Passport type photograph.
  3. If you have taken the VHF SRC Course online you will also need to bring the online pass certificate as a hard copy.

We can run the RYA VHF Radio course for 1 person (1 to 1) this would take place at 1 of our venues and the price would be £250 for the course and £60 for the RYA SRC exam.

01704 539578

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