The online course will take you through the key elements of the syllabus in easy to follow stages.
It uses a radio simulator to enable you to complete a series of tasks, which include learning about such things as voice procedure, types of alert, how to sent a distress message etc.
You will be sent a copy of the RYA VHF Handbook to assist you as you work through the course.
During the learning modules, there are a number of questions and quizzes to check your understanding. You’re not alone completing this and we provide support to students who need it as part of the course.
One of the key benefits of this type of course is that you can complete it in short stages if that suits your lifestyle and you can go back and check or redo any aspect that you feel unsure about.
When you have completed the learning phase, you have the opportunity to take an online knowledge check to prepare you for the assessment and on successful completion of this check, you will be awarded a pass certificate for the online knowledge.
All students are required to complete a final assessment at our training centre. This consists of a short written test followed by some practical tasks using one of our training radios to confirm that you can properly use the equipment and understand the correct voice procedures. This process is usually completed in an hour of your time and you will then be authorised to use marine vhf equipment.
- PC running Windows 10 minimum with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.
- Mac running 10.13 minimum with the latest version of Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox
- iPad running iOS 11 minimum using Safari.
- Android tablet running 4.1 minimum using Google Chrome.
You will need:-
- Internet connection (broadband or 3G). Charges may apply for 3G.
- Microphone and speakers/headphones.
- Pop-ups enabled
Data Sharing Policy
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
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Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.
Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 3 months from the date of your course booking. If booked during the Covid-19 restrictions, this will be extended by a further 3 months if required.
On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA’s central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.
After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.
For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.
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