RYA VHF radio course

Book the Online course here (£65 members, £85 non-members)

We will send you a coded link to download the course from the RYA site. You can complete this course in your own time. Once you have completed it you will get a course completion certificate from the RYA.

You can then book an examination at the LSC.


There are two fees for the examination for online course candidates.

  1. The RYA examination fee, paid directly to the RYA. You can do that  here
  2. An administration fee to the LSC to conduct the examination. That is £45 for non-members, and £10 for members 

Examination requirements

  • a passport sized photograph
  • proof of payment for the RYA examination fee.
  • completion certificate for your online course

The examination is at the Little Ship Club. Email us and we will arrange a date for your examination.

These examinations use ICOM IC M505 radios; you can familiarise yourself with these by consulting the user manual.

About the course

The course covers the use of marine radio including GMDSS, routine, distress, urgency and safety procedures.


To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 12 months from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

Upcoming courses

There are no events scheduled for this course