SRC VHF/DSC


We are delighted to be able to offer the RYA interactive ‘Short Range Certificate’ Online Course.

NEED YOUR SRC IN A HURRY? Sign up today…the course can be completed at home over a day…pass the pre-exam paper…phone us to arrange an exam, which we can usually offer for the next day. Then if you are in a massive rush by paying a Fast Track fee the RYA will turn round your SRC within 48 hours.

The cost of the online course is £75 which includes the VHF Handbook (in hardbook or ebook version) and Westview Pack. You then have to take an assessment – approximately one hour – in person at Westview Sailing, either in Chalfont St Peter or in the Hamble. The cost for the assessment which is payable to the RYA is £60. The certificate will arrive within you within 3 weeks. If you require it soon then we can Fast Track it for an additional fee of £30 for non RYA members, £20 for Standard RYA members and £10 for Gold RYA members. The Westview Pack includes revision notes, a complete run through the Distress and Urgency alerts & calls and real life recordings of radio traffic to give you an idea of how the professionals – who use the VHF radio all day long – do it. There are Coastguard announcements and messages, too.

How it works, is this. You sign up for the course by clicking





and paying the £75. We then set you up as a student online and send you the login in details, plus The VHF Handbook and Westview Pack. You can then download the course. Once you have been through all the modules you will be able to take the pre exam check and having passed this – you are allowed three attempts – you can download a Course Completion Certificate. With this in hand and on payment of the £60 you can take the assessment. We run these in Chalfont St Peter SL9 9BL and on our boat Dorothy Lee in the Prince Philip Yachthaven at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble SO31 4HB, to suit you. Just call 07831 300370 to arrange an exam day and time.

If you would like a taste of the course please Click here

If you would like to download the ebook App please Click here. With the App downloaded go to Home, then either Sail or Power and you will find the Free Tasters. Click on VHF Handbook Taster. This will ensure that it will work on your device and you will get an idea of what is in the book. You can then choose between the ebook or a hard book, whichever you prefer.


There is no time limit to this course and you can go backwards and forwards through the modules. So you can take as little time as you need to complete the course, or as long as you want. You may only take the pre exam check once you have completed all the modules.