COURSE
RYA SRC | GMDSS

Course

RYA SRC | GMDSS

THIS COURSE REQUIRES SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE. CHECK OUR RYA ROAD TO YACHTMASTER PAGE OR CONTACT US.

COURSE INCLUDES

  • All course materials included
  • Lunch, tea and coffee
  • Exercises
  • Examfee
  • Professional Expert Instructor
  • RYA SRC Examiner

COURSE DATES

Dates available upon request. We maintain a list and start a course when enough students enroll. Sign up using the ‘reserve’ button.

RYA SRC | GMDSS
21 Jun - 21 Jun
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
06 Jul - 06 Jul
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
19 Jul - 19 Jul
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
03 Aug - 03 Aug
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
09 Aug - 09 Aug
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
31 Aug - 31 Aug
8 spots available
RYA SRC | GMDSS
06 Sep - 06 Sep
7 spots available

What you will learn

  • The basics of VHF radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)

Certificates

RYA SRC GMDSS Certificate

Next Step ——–

RYA Day Skipper practical Certificate

COURSE SCHEDULE

The RYA VHF / Short Range Certificate (SRC) course Radio Classroom Course offered by Driven by Nature is a comprehensive program designed for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio. It’s an essential course for those needing the Short Range Certificate (SRC), a legal requirement for operating a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) on Dutch and British vessels equipped with a radio.

Key Aspects of the Course:

Importance of VHF Radio: A VHF radio is crucial for onboard safety, and understanding the correct procedures is vital for effective communication and emergency responses.

Course Structure: Driven by Nature offers regular 1-day classroom courses, which are both fun and interactive, concluding with an exam at the end of the teaching session.

Hands-On Experience: The classroom sessions provide opportunities to practice with a variety of training radios, enhancing confidence in using the radio onboard. Other safety equipment, such as EPIRB and PLB, are also covered.

Interactive Learning Environment: The small class sizes, with a maximum 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio, ensure personalized attention, allowing students to engage fully and clarify any doubts about radio operations.

Exam Format: The exam includes a multiple-choice paper and practical radio scenarios, typically starting around 17:00.

The day itinerary for the RYA VHF Radio SRC (Short Range Certificate) course typically follows a structured schedule, ensuring that participants receive comprehensive training and are well-prepared for the exam at the end of the day. Here’s a general outline of what the day might look like:

Morning Session:
– 08:30 – Arrival and Introduction
– Welcome and course overview
– Introduction to VHF Radio communications

– 09:00 – Basic Concepts and Equipment Overview
– Understanding VHF radio operations
– Introduction to various marine radios

– 10:00 – Coffee Break

– 10:15 – Practical Training Begins
– Hands-on practice with training radios
– Understanding and using the phonetic alphabet
– Channel allocations and proper use

– 13:00 – Advanced Operations and Safety Procedures
– Learning about Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
– Emergency procedures and distress calls
– Understanding and using EPIRB and PLB

– 14:30 – Review and Preparation for Exam
– Review of key concepts
– Q&A session
– Exam preparation tips

– 15:30 – Coffee Break

– 15:45 – Final Practice and Exam Preparation
– Last-minute practical exercises
– Clarifying any remaining doubts

– 17:00 – Examination
– Multiple-choice paper
– Practical radio scenarios

End of Course:
– 18:30 (Approximately) – Course Wrap-Up**
– Debriefing
– Distribution of certificates to successful candidates
– Feedback and next steps

Please note, this is a general schedule and actual timings may vary slightly depending on the specific course and training center. It’s always a good idea to check with the specific course provider for the exact schedule.