VHF Cert inc GMDSS Online, Classroom Session + Exam

1 Day

Age 16+

This includes online E-Learning module pack, which includes course manual, a morning classroom training session from one of our Instructors using the vhf radio sets and then an examination in the afternoon. Dates as listed under option 1. Online payment to RYA beforehand click here.

This allows people to prepare using the RYA interactive system in their own time. The option for a morning session at the Centre is ideal for those wanting clarification from a professional instructor and consolidation of their learning prior to the exam. It also allows practice on the Vhf sets that will be used during the examination.The RYA has produced a new taster video that can be viewed here.

Equipment and Kit Information

VHF Cert inc GMDSS Online, Classroom Session + Exam - Kit Info

The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.

Daily Schedule

VHF Cert inc GMDSS Online, Classroom Session + Exam - Schedule

On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.

Main timings of our day are:

Meals times

Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs

All meals are served in the dining area.

Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.

Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.

Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.

If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are not taking any course bookings at the moment. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact cumbraecentre@sportscotland.org.uk

Booking Options

​£115 plus exam fee payable to RYA.

No places left? We strive to offer additional places on our courses.

Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

Date Price Quantity
29 Aug 20 £115 -