Sea is a Royal Yachting Association - Recognised
Training Centre for Marine VHF courses.
The course may be completed
via two methods.
Option 1. Online course and
classroom based exam.
Option 2. Classroom based
course, increase in length to 10 hours, or
8 hours with the option of upto 2-3 hours
Exam application fee. £60.00 standard
processing. FAST Track option +£30.00
for non RYA member. We do not charge you an
additional fee to sit the exam .
Range Certificate (SRC) for Marine VHF - DSC
This one day/two evening course covers operation
of marine VHF radios fitted with Digital Selective
Calling (DSC). As part of the Global Maritime
Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) the DSC facility
automates many of the procedures traditionally
carried out on channel 16. This qualification
is a mandatory requirement for anyone wishing
to use the new generation of DSC/GMDSS radios.
The course assumes no prior knowledge, and
covers all the theory required combined with
practical experience on our training radios.
It is suitable for any marine leisure user
- including; Canal Boaters on the tidal Thames,
windsurfers, kayakers, jet ski, kite surfers
etc, Nautilus Lifeline .
Radios used: Icom M505, Icom M471, handheld
Location: Canary Wharf, East London.
SRC Marine VHF - DSC online interactive
£60 including manual + £60 (2017 rate)
RYA Marine VHF -DSC license fee.
This is currently supported on PC's running
Vista SP2 or later/MAC OS10.5 or later,
with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768,
and a microphone & speakers/headphones.
You can download a trial
course before taking the course.
RYA SRC Marine
VHF - DSC classroom course costs
£100 including manual + £60 (2017
rate) RYA Marine VHF -DSC license fee.
RYA SRC Marine VHF - DSC exam
£60 (2017 rate) RYA Marine VHF -DSC license
fee payable to the RYA by Credit/Debit card
- Visa, Mastercard or cheque (no cash).
Due to the recent course changes, it is no longer possible to take a direct exam
unless you have one of the following:
- Hold a Restricted
Marine VHF license (old style upgrade)
and have copy of it.
- Have atttended
a RYA classroom based course and have
the exam application form signed by the
- Have completed
the RYA Interactive course and have the
During the examination
you will be given a practical assessment
will be given on programming all aspects
of DSC radios AND the RYA SRC exam consisting
of written and multiple choice questions.
RYA VHF SRC Marine practical exam at home
If you have taken the online course, and
would like to take the VHF exam at home
or your office, we can come to you. For
examinations in the London region, as a
guide line the cost is £120 per visit
- for one hour travel each way and the examination
time. The cost of the online interactive
course £60 and the RYA exam fee £60
still apply and remain the same. If there
is more than one person taking the exam
at your home or office, you just pay the
additional interactive/exam costs £60
& £60 per person.
online or contact
If a suitable date
is not available, please contact
RYA interactive login
- AIS. Follow vessels
using the Automatic Identification System. Marine
AIS. Click on the vessels to follow their