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The Short-Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required by law for anyone using fixed or handheld marine radio equipment and once complete the qualification lasts a lifetime.
It is also a requirement for club members when chartering the Yachts and Rib.
A highly recommended course and essential for those who hold or are considering Day Skipper or L2 Powerboat Qualifications.
Once you have completed the online course, you’ll need book onto the practical assessment to receive your certificate.
• Routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
• The correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
• Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
• Ship to shore communication
• Practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
• Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
• Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
• Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)
Course pack includes:
• Course handbook
• Application Form
To book onto this course please book below and you’ll be contacted with the login details by email and / or phone.
Once you’re in receipt of your login details, accessing the online course is straightforward via the RYA eLearning website – ryainteractive.org.
Should you have any queries when undertaking the course, an instructor will be on hand to assist contactable via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the clubline 07920 799 270.
Course Duration: Online course
Previous Experience Required: None
Ability after Course & Assessment: Legally operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel.
RYA SRC / VHF Course: £69.00 (plus £60 RYA exam fee)
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.