VHF/DSC Training is not only essential for you to stay safe but it is also a legal requirement for anyone who operates a VHF radio at sea or on the shore.
There are two versions available for this course:
Classroom based course
Online course (being the most popular)
The price of the courses are broken down as follows:
£41 - Course and admin fee
£15 - RYA Sign up fee
£14 - RYA VHF eBook or Hardback
£30 - Assessment Fee
Please be aware that there is a £60 admin fee from the issuing authority, The RYA.
Total cost (including the license) = £160
Our classroom course includes free parking, tea and coffee; lunch is not included.
The VHF DSC Training Course ensures a good understanding of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS). On successful completion of the VHF / DSC course you will be awarded the RYA’s Short Range Certificate (Maritime Radio Operator Certificate of Competence).
The basics of radio operation
The Phonetic Alphabet
The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
Making ship to shore telephone calls
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
Search and Rescue (SART)