VHF Short Range Certificate

Learn how to use a short-range VHF radio & discover the incredible capabilities of communication at sea.

From 150 Euros

VHF SRC Course

The RYA VHF online course is designed to teach you all you need to know in order to operate a VHF Radio.

 From 150 Euros

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Pre Course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements for this course.


In order to obtain your VHF license (which is a mandatory requirement if you are taking charge of a yacht), you first need to study this course which takes about 5 hours.


Course Syllabus

The RYA VHF online course is designed to teach you all you need to know in order to operate a VHF Radio.


The Course Syllabus includes:

  • Basic Radio Operation

  • Correct Frequencies (channels) to be used

  • Distress, Emergency, and Medical Assistance Procedures

  • Ship to Shore Calls

  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Using Simulators

  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS)

  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs)

  • Search and Rescue (SART)

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What's Included

Here are a few things that are included in your RYA VHF online course;

  • RYA VHF Online Course

  • RYA VHF eBook or in Print (10 Euro shipping fee)

  • Online Knowledge Check

  • Downloadable Course Completion Certificate

  • Telephone and email support with our Chief Instructor

What’s Not Included



Post Course

Once you are happy with your knowledge of the material you should take the Online Assessment and download your Completion Certificate.  This will need to be presented to your Examiner when you take your Exam. You will then need to apply for the exam and pay the 60 GBP license fee to the RYA.  Details of how to do this will be sent with your Joining Instructions.


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Marbella Sailing School is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.

View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.

For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.