VHF Marine Radio SRC Courses


Accreditation: Irish Department of Transport

Location: West Pier, Dun Laoghaire

Course Times: Evenings / Weekends

Cost: €275 (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 Dates and Times:

  • Course 7: Friday 20th (6-9pm) and Saturday 21st October (9am-6pm)
  • Course 8: Friday 24th (6-9pm) and Saturday 25th November (9am-6pm).



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.

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Courses Calendar

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Course 7: Friday 20th (6-9pm) - Saturday 21st October (9am-6pm)

Friday 20th October 2023 - Saturday 21st October 2023


Course 8: Friday 24th (6-9pm) - Saturday 25th November (9am-6pm)

Friday 24th November 2023 - Saturday 25th November 2023


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