VHF Courses and assessments
This is a one day course for novices to learn about Marine Band VHF operation and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Procedures using Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and gain a VHF MCA Radio Operators Licence. This is your lifetime "Driving Licence" to operate VHF Short Range Marine Radio. Set in a marine environment in Thames Boat House at Waltton Marine, using real equipment to get plenty of hands on use throughout the day. As well as theory there will be plenty of practical and procedures practice and the assessment is a continuous process. To complement this a short written and practical test will be taken at the end of the day.
This course replace the Restricted VHF only, so for the old style licence holders now is a good time to refresh your procedures and get updated!
On receipt of your booking you will be sent pre-course RYA publications to study in preperation for the course and it is important to become familiar with the phonetic alphabet and the imporatant VHF channels used by various organisations.
Go interactive at a cost of £85.00 for the course to complete at home and then visit our training centre for your final assessment and short written test. £60 is payable to the RYA on the day for certificate issue fee for successful candidates; non Thames Boat Training online VHF candidates will incur a £25 administratio fee.
Classroom course cost is £135.00 + £60 is payable for the MCA certificate issue fee also a passport size photograph is required with the course application form.
If the dates are not suitable and you have 2 or more candidates please call to discuss a mutal arrangement, or go interactive no travelling. Study at home, then pass a short practical and written test!
Like the Radios you use ICOM 323 then buy them from us, we are an offical ICOM dealer in Marine Radio Equipment