VHF Certificate Incl GMDSS

1 day

Age 16+

This online course is designed to provide students with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF radiotelephony procedures and equipment used in GMDSS.

The course consists of an online learning package and a half day examination. Results are forwarded to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) who will issue a short range certificate. After enrolling the online tutor will contact delegates by e-mail with access details to the RYA learning portal, an RYA learning pack and application form will also be sent out by post.

Dates for taking this exam are as displayed.

In addition you need to pay a further £60 to RYA for the examination and this can be done online before booking with us, see details below. Online payment to RYA beforehand - details here.

Equipment and Kit Information

VHF Certificate Incl GMDSS - 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 Certificate Incl GMDSS - 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

£70 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 £70 -