RYA VHF Online

  • 12 Months access
  • Access on PC, laptop, tablets and mobiles
  • Certificate of completion

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RYA VHF Online Course 

Course Description

  • The RYA VHF Online course is an online course supported by an RYA SRC/VHF instructor, followed by an assessment that takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. The assessment can be held at our classroom in Sivota  / Lefkada or any other RYA Recognised Centre (SRC/VHF Recognition). There is an exam fee of £70 (Pounds) which is paid directly to the RYA.
  • Once you book your RYA VHF Online course with theoryMode we will send you the VHF RADIO (including GMDSS) Course e-Handbook G31 to read and you will get access to the RYA interactive website. At the end of the online course, you will receive an RYA SRC Certificate of online course completion which allows you to participate in the practical exams. The assessment takes about 1 hour, during which you will be tested on your homestudy and course content.
  • This course is ideal for skippers and crews of sailing yachts who want to hold an SRC radio operator’s license, to operate a short-range marine VHF radio with DSC (Digital Selective Calling). The SRC Radio operator’s license is a legal requirement for marine VHF users throughout the world and also one of the requirements for participating in RYA / MCA Yachtmaster practical exams.

Please note: The RYA VHF Online course is delivered through the RYA’s Interactive Site.

The course runs on PC, and MAC and is also available through an iOS APP for an iPad/iPad Mini

Pre Course Experience


Assumed knowledge

Pre-course reading of the VHF Radio (including GMDSS) Course Handbook ( G31 )

( approx. 3 hours )

Prerequisites to participate in the exams

  • RYA SRC Certificate of Classroom Course Completion OR

  • RYA SRC Certificate of On-line Course Completion


  • Approx 6-8 hrs study time

  • 1-hour assessment once the online course has been completed

Minimum Recommended Age

16 y.o

*under 16s may attend the course but cannot be issued a license

Course Syllabus

  • Distress situations

  • Urgent situations

  • Safety situations

  • Routine communication

  • Phonetic Alphabet

  • Regulations & Rules

  • GMDSS System

After the Course Experience

Authority to operate a short-range marine VHF radio with DSC ( Digital Selective Calling ) on a vessel

License Granted

( upon successful completion )


Marine Radio Operator certificate of competence

Extra Costs

70 £ ( license fee payable to the RYA)

What’s Included

  • 12 Months of Access to the RYA Interactive website

  • Support by RYA VHF/SRC Instructors

  • RYA Course e-Handbook G31

What’s not included

  • License fee 70£ ( license fee payable to the RY

RYA VHF Online Course

RYA VHF Online Course Advantages 

The Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) VHF online course embodies quintessential British maritime excellence, providing a comprehensive and accessible platform for individuals seeking proficiency in VHF radio operation. Renowned for its meticulous approach, the course seamlessly integrates the rich maritime heritage of the United Kingdom with cutting-edge instructional design.

One of the primary advantages lies in the convenience it offers. As an online course, it allows learners to navigate through the intricacies of VHF radio communication at their own pace, ensuring a thorough understanding of essential concepts. The course is crafted with a keen awareness of the diverse needs of maritime enthusiasts, accommodating varying skill levels and schedules.

Furthermore, the RYA VHF online course ensures compliance with international standards, delivering knowledge that extends beyond national borders. It not only imparts technical expertise but also instills a deep appreciation for responsible and effective communication at sea. The incorporation of real-world scenarios and practical simulations enhances the learning experience, enabling individuals to confidently handle VHF radios in diverse maritime situations.

In essence, the RYA VHF online course epitomizes British maritime education, offering a flexible, comprehensive, and internationally relevant training experience that equips individuals with the skills needed for safe and efficient communication on the high seas

Additional Information can be found at the official RYA Website www.rya.org.uk

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