Marine Radio Operator's Certificate

Short Range Certificate

The RYA Short Range Certifcate (SRC) is an elementary marine radio operator's certifcate allowing you to operate a marine VHF radio from a boat up to 24 metres in length or 300 GRT.
If you are looking for a more advanced certificate then we would suggest you consider obtaining the Long Range Certificate (LRC), which is a higher grade certificate and allows you to use all marine communication equipment from onboard a boat up to 24 metres in length or 300 GRT.

Long Range Certificate

The GMDSS Long Range Certificate (LRC) gives the radio operator a wide scope of equipment which can be fitted to a yacht allowing for a greater range of communication than the few miles covered by marine VHF radio. image

Marine Radio Certificate course dates

Long Range Certificate course over 2 days.
Please only consider doing the two day LRC on-line course if you can do the following:-

  • Be prepared to complete ALL the on-line study.
    • Usually takes 15 to 20 hours.
    • Allow several days to complete the on-line study.
  • You have very good Internet access.
  • You can attend our training studio near Southampton for 2 days.
 Start DateFinish dateCourse CostExam fee 
5th December, 2018 6th December, 2018£340.00£140.00FULL
7th January, 2019 8th January, 2019£350.00£140.00

9th February, 2019 10th February, 2019£350.00£140.00

4th March, 2019 5th March, 2019£350.00£140.00

20th March, 2019 21st March, 2019£350.00£140.00

15th April, 2019 16th April, 2019£350.00£140.00

11th May, 2019 12th May, 2019£350.00£140.00

22nd May, 2019 23rd May, 2019£350.00£140.00

3rd June, 2019 4th June, 2019£350.00£140.00

15th June, 2019 16th June, 2019£350.00£140.00

27th July, 2019 28th July, 2019£350.00£140.00

25th September, 2019 26th September, 2019£350.00£140.00


LRC course over 4 days:
Four day LRC course with exam at our training studio near Southampton with access to our pre-course on-line study.
 Start DateFinish dateCourse CostExam fee 
3rd December, 2018 6th December, 2018£ 420.00£140.00

5th January, 2019 8th January, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

7th February, 2019 10th February, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

2nd March, 2019 5th March, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

18th March, 2019 21st March, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

13th April, 2019 16th April, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

9th May, 2019 12th May, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

20th May, 2019 23rd May, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

1st June, 2019 4th June, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

13th June, 2019 16th June, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

25th July, 2019 28th July, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

23rd September, 2019 26th September, 2019£ 440.00£140.00

Group and Individual tuition available by arrangement.


    GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate (ROC)

    The holder of a GMDSS LRC with Inmarsat endorsement and a STCW Navigation Watch Keeping Certificate may apply to the MCA for a form to apply for a GMDSS ROC.

    All officers who have to comply with the requirements of the STCW Code must have their GMDSS Certificate endorsed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

    To obtain an STCW endorsement, send a completed STCW Application Form (currently MSF 4354 rev 02/14) together with supporting documentation to the Maritime Coastguard Agency.
    See www.amerc.ac.uk/endorsement for further details.

Who should attend the LRC course:-

  • Anyone planning to spend time at sea
  • Off-shore yachtsmen
  • Ocean Yachtmaster
  • Commercially Endorsed Skippers
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    Student Numbers

    Student numbers are kept to a maximum of 6 students per course, so early booking is advised.

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