On the day
Make Sure to take a passport photo
This course was my first that required prior revision. I was sent a link via email by SeaRegs Training. It guided me to the RYA portal where I created a free account and downloaded the RYA VHF handbook. I found this book very interesting as alot of the information was new to me. I spent around eight hours studying and practicing via roleplay to really embed the information.
My course was taken at SeaRegs Training Plymouth. 08:30 - 18:00
The day was split in to four main parts
1.Theory (most of which you will know having done your homework)
2.Practice and familiarisation with VHF radio
3.Theory exam this had two seperate sections
a. Distress / Urgency / Safety. this was written (not multiple choice)
b.General VHF knowledge. random questions (all multiple choice)
4.Practical exam including setup , DSC use and oral exam (with questions)
On the whole I found the day very enjoyable. I cannot stress enough to do your revision prior to attending this course. There is alot of information to retain.