Marine Radio Operator

This course allows you to comply with the minimum legal requirements to operate a marine radio.  It is an essential prerequisite for anyone wishing to be awarded either Branch or Expedition SADS qualification.




You’ll receive the Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) qualifying you to legally control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)  equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

Course NumberStart DateEnd DateBid By Date
MRO20-0116 Mar 2017 Mar 2020 Jan 20
MRO20-027 Dec 208 Dec 2012 Oct 20

Course Application

This course is a great fit with the Small Boathandling and Chartwork & Position Fixing (C&PF) courses.  You’ll often find that they run sequentially over five days so you may wish to book all three together.

Click here for information about applying for a course.