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VHF Radio Course (SRC inc GMDSS)

Dates of next VHF radio courses in the City of Glasgow

We run the VHF classroom course every Sunday in 2020.

If you require a midweek or Saturday course please contact us and we will arrange one for you

What Do We Do That Is Different From Other VHF Training Centres?

  • We are the only RYA training centre in Scotland that is opened every day of the year!
  • Our instructor is the most experienced RYA SRC (VHF) instructor operating on the upper Clyde in Glasgow.
  • We prefer a maximum of 4 students per instructor per classroom, this enables us to give you a very high level of personal attention throughout the VHF radio course
  • However if you wish a bigger group of candidates to be booked in we have a large classroom to accommodate. In this case we would have at least 2 instructors to be present to give more individual attention

  • We never cancel courses due to not having minimum numbers. In fact we are more than happy to complete a course with 1 student in attendance
  • Our instructors are all full time instructors who are not distracted by having other professions. Our background is in Sail and power vessels of the type you will be using. Our premises are staffed every day of the year and we welcome you to pop in for a chat about your training requirements
  • The 4 Options Available For Undertaking The RYA VHF Course

  • Method 1
  • The course can be done online, completed in your own time. Then you have to attend our SRC(VHF) radio course centre to sit a written and practical examination on real radios after a period of familiarisation with them.

  • Method 2
  • The SRC (VHF) course can be completed over 10 hours at our VHF radio training centre in Glasgow followed by an examination by an independent examiner which takes approximately an hour. Effectively the course and exam have to be done over 2 days.

  • Method 3
  • If we send you 3 hours of homework, fairly simple stuff, we can cut the classroom work time completed at our VHF radio course training centre in Glasgow to 7 hours immediately followed by the examination. This means we can complete the course in one day. We find that most people are choosing this option that come to do their VHF radio course at our centre in Glasgow


  • Method 4
  • Book the course online, come to us to do the course, we provide a laptop and a classroom for your use and there are real radios there for you to familiarise yourself with once you finish your course online. Then we can get straight into your exam. Some candidates prefer this option because it gets them away from any distractions and they can undertake the course in the peace and quiet of one of our classrooms.

    Online Course

    Why Choose Us For Your Online Course?

  • We will sign you up immediately for the online course. No waiting around for your username and password.

  • If you choose to do the course online with us we arrange the final examination at a time that suits you, we can arrange this anytime between 8am midnight 7 days a week

  • We will give you an instructors personal phone number that you can call anytime between 9am and 9pm if you need any help with your online course

  • Cost of online VHF course: 75 including course notes book.

    To book or for Information please contact us using one of the following options:

  • Call Us Now
  • Send an Email
  • Text Message Us Now
  • Please note that on completion of payment we send out a course notes book please contact us

    VHF Radio Operators License

    Essential to completing any passage safely in any vessel is to have the ability to communicate to other vessels and the Coastguard when you have a problem or a serious situation to deal with.

    A VHF radio has always been an effective means to communicate to others that we have a problem or indeed for routine communications, in your VHF radio course in Glasgow we use real radios to practise on.

    Things have moved on as changes in technology are applied to modern communication devices. We can now send a Distress Alert (a mayday by text) simply by pressing a button on the fascia of modern VHF radios. This will automatically be repeated every 4 minutes to save you valuable time.

    The use of the Distress Alert button is now recognised to be one of the most effective methods of getting help.

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