East Coast Maritime Training

1.5 Day VHF/GMDSS Short Range Radio

Under 16.5m Skipper's Ticket - Fishing Up To 20 Miles Offshore


  • <16.5m Skippers' Ticket Module
  • 1.5 day course

This radio operator qualification authorizes the holder to operate a VHF radio fitted with Digital Selective Calling on board any British vessel which is fitted with radio equipment.

No prior knowledge is required, but 3 hours self-study prior to course commencement is required, and guidance for this will be given.

Day 1 - Course includes use of marine radio including GMDSS, routine, distress, urgency & safety procedures.

Day 2 - Practical exercises using simulator equipment, and vhf radios, before practical assessment is undertaken.

FEE: £200.00 for a stand-alone course (to include mandatory RYA VHF Handbook £15, and exam/licence fee of £60)

Currently  FREE to fishermen undertaking <16.5m Skipper’s Ticket


Non Mandatory Fishermen’s Training & The Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course

With thanks to funding from Seafish, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund we are able to deliver these courses.

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