VHF Marine Radio SRC Courses


Accreditation: Irish Department of Transport

Location: West Pier, Dun Laoghaire

Course Times: Evenings / Weekends

Cost: €265 (includes exam fee)

Minimum Age: 16+

This course is designed for those who wish to get certified in the use of Short-Range Very High Frequency radio telephony. It is assumed the participant has no previous experience so the course leader starts at the very beginning.


Course Syllabus

  • Learning the phonetic alphabet
  • Day to day communications
  • Emergency & distress calls
  • The GMDSS network and system

On our course you will use real VHF radios rather than computer based simulators, we ensure that no more than 2 persons will share a radio at any one stage, this coupled with a complimentary set of course notes mean that you will not only pass the short examination at the end of the course but you will be a hugely competent user of VHF radio.

This is the Irish Department of Transport recognised course.  We have a high exam pass success rate.

This course is a pre-requisite for many other practical courses and is a legal requirement for anybody who plans to use a VHF set.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

Course Times:
Option 1: Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 6pm (approx.). The examination commences at approximately 4pm on Saturdays.

Option 2: 6pm-9pm each evening with the examination running on the final evening of the course. 

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.


Course 1: Friday 20th (6-9pm) and Saturday 21st January (9am-6pm). – BOOKED OUT
Course 2: Friday 24th (6-9pm) and Saturday 25th February (9am-6pm).
Course 3: Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March (6-9pm each evening).
Course 4: Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April (6-9pm each evening).
Course 5: Friday 12th (6-9pm) and Saturday 13th May (9am-6pm).
Course 6: Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June (6-9pm each evening).
Course 7: Friday 14th (6-9pm) and Saturday 15th July (9am-6pm).
Course 8: Friday 11th (6-9pm) and Saturday 12th August (9am-6pm).
Course 9: Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September (6-9pm each evening).
Course 10: Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th October (6-9pm each evening).
Course 11: Friday 24th (6-9pm) and Saturday 25th November (9am-6pm). 

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