RYA Interactive VHF SRC DSC Radio Course

Online Course Price: £75.00. Click below to pay via PAYPAL

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing an SRC exam conducted at an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

Most candidates are required to complete an RYA SRC course prior to taking the exam, therefore the majority of exams take place after marine radio SRC courses. When booking a SRC course with OneOcean we will arrange with you the time and location for the exam.

There is no age limit for taking the SRC course although exam candidates must be 16 years old on the day of the exam.

Course subjects include:

  • 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)

Pre Course Experience None

Recommended knowledge : knowledge of the phonetic alphabet

Price £75 for the online course and full pre-examination radio check.

Duration: online course : candidates will have 12 months access to the rya interactive site

Minimum Age: No minimum age but candidates must be 16 years of age or above on the day of the exam.
Assessment short written test and practical to be arranged with OneOcean on completion of online course

RYA Fees: Additional fee of £70 payable to the RYA for the exam and issue of a VHF Radio Licence online via the RYA.

Course Dates : Anytime

How to book : Buy via PAYPAL at the top of the page. If you would rather pay via BACS or cheque email us at info@oneocean.co.uk.


Once you have completed your VHF course check out our sister company www.oneoceantec.co.uk for all the best deals on VHF radios and other marine electronics.

Please read this essential information regarding General Data Protection Regulations.

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. 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 www.ryainteractive.org 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 12 months 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 12 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 www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.