RYA Short-Range Certificate (SRC) VHF Radio – Exam

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The Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the radio licence issued to someone who has completed both SRC training and assessment. If you sit the course at Urban Truant’s training facilities in Swanwick Marina, then your exam will automatically be held at the end of the day. If however, you choose to complete the online version of the course, you will still need to attend an RYA centre in order to sit the exam.

The exam consists of two parts: a written paper, and practical use of a marine VHF (Very High Frequency) Radio / DSC (Digital Selective Calling) set. The written paper and practical session each take 30 minutes, but we ask that you attend for two hours. This enables us to complete the necessary administration (form and passport photo), and gives you some time to familiarise yourself with our ICOM VHF/DSC sets over a coffee  prior to the assessments. You will learn your exam result immediately and Urban Truant will submit your paperwork to the RYA, who will issue your certificate by post.
You do not have to have completed your online SRC course through Urban Truant to come to our facilities and sit your exam with us. Anyone who requires an SRC assessment is welcome!
Completion of the SRC online course.
Knowledge and practical use of a marine radio fitted with DSC in routine, distress, urgent and safety situations. Plus, knowledge of safety equipment applied to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Instructor Ratio
3:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
DurationA short session at our training facilities at Swanwick Marina, which includes familiarisation time with our radio sets, refreshments and checking of paperwork. You’ll then undertake a short practical assessment and a written exam which consists of multiple choice questions and some longer answers. The questions can cover any part of the SRC syllabus.
Knowledge and practical use of a marine radio fitted with DSC in routine and distress situations.
Ability after
To be issued with your "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Certificate of Competence and Authority to Operate" licence, enabling you to use VHF DSC radios.

What’s Included

Your exam and use of Urban Truant’s practice radios
Free parking
Please note that the exam fee is separate as it is paid directly to the RYA. Don’t forget to bring a passport-sized photograph so that we can submit an application form on your behalf. Your licence will then be sent to you in the post.

RYA Short-Range Certificate (SRC) VHF Radio – Exam

We run exams on demand for customers. Give us a call on +44 1489 250 040 or contact us to let us know when you would like to do your exam and we'll try our best to accommodate your times.

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