The On-line Short Range Certificate course is now available for iPad's

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This award winning course and is an On-line version of our very popular VHF (SRC) Radio Course. Voted the best use of Mobile Learning and Best E-learning Project in the UK Private Sector, it received Gold in both categories and is available from St. Thomas More Sailing.

The Radio is such an essential piece of safety equipment it is vital to understand the correct procedures for it's use, which this course will teach you.

To get the VHF Radio Licence, (Short Range Certificate (SRC)) you must successfully.

  1. Attend the RYA SRC Radio Classroom Course OR
  2. Take the On-line Course
    AND in both cases
  3. Attend and pass a seperate written and practical assessment session.

It is anticipated the On-line course will take between 5-6 hours and the assessment can take between 1-2 hours.

When you book the On-line course we will send you a pack, along with log on details to get you started.

The training is available in two formats.


Web-based training

The web-based training is designed to work across the devices and operating systems shown below. It is optimized for the latest technology, fully responsive, suitable for high definition screens and provides an improved user experience.

  • PC running Windows 10 minimum with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Mac running 10.13 minimum with the latest version of Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox
  • iPad running iOS 11 minimum using Safari.
  • Android tablet running 4.1 minimum using Google Chrome.




The default way to access the course will be the web-based course above. The very small number of users who don't have a device which will run the web-based course will be able to request the installation files for the app for use on either a Mac or PC. This is not possible for iPad users.

The content of the training is the same but it requires installation onto your PC, Mac or iPad (not available for Android tablets).


The online SRC App and taster have the following minimum technical requirements:

  • Internet connection (broadband or 3G). Charges may apply for 3G
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution - this must be available screen space (menu bars, docks or task bars may conceal part of the course window on smaller screens)
  • Microphone and speakers/headphones

The course itself costs £65 and the assessment which we arrange separately costs £10.  There is also a £60 licence fee payable to the RYA on the day.

The SRC is the qualification required by law if there is a VHF radio on board. There is no age limit to attend a VHF Radio Course but all assessment candidates must be aged 16 or older. If you hold the 'old' VHF licence (pre -1999) or a UK aviation radio licence you need to upgrade your qualification by doing this course or skip the course and jump straight to the assessment.


Before enrolling on our Short Range Certificate course you can try a taster of this course using the button below.

src taster

Like what you see then Book Online using the button below



Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:31

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