SRC assessors 

The SRC (Short Range Certificate) assessor course is for anyone wanting to teach and examine for the RYA's marine radio short range certificate.

Length of course: Two days organised regionally.


  1. Must hold the RYA Short Range Certificate or higher GMDSS marine radio operator's certificate.
  2. Already be an RYA practical instructor in one of the following disciplines: Cruising, Powerboat, Dinghy or Windsurfing.
  3. Have attended or observed an RYA SRC course within the last two years.

This is a two day combined course and assessment, revising candidates existing knowledge, providing advice for teaching radio courses and assessing knowledge and ability to deliver an RYA SRC course. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the operation of Class D radios and radio equipment typically carried in GMDSS area A1.

Due to the short time available on this course, there is limited opportuity to develop a candidate's teaching technique or to fill any gaps in knowledge. As such, this instructors course is a blend of assessing the candidate's knoweldge, instructing ability and ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending this course/assessment.

Prior to the course, candidates will be sent a technical questionnaire, which is considered part of the assessment. This questionnaire may involve having to do some research on line.

RYA SRC Assessor course dates

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An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential for this. Questions from students will often stray outside the core syllabus or be concerned with seeking advice about equipment or situations. Without enthusiasm and depth of knowledge far above the RYA syllabus, this credibility could easily be lost. it is difficult to quantify in writing exactly what this means but without extensive practical experience of the subject, candidates are unlikely to be successful on this instructor course.

NOTE: Membership of the RYA (or the National Governing Body for your boating activity in your country of residence) is required in order for you to qualify or revalidate as an RYA instructor.

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Article Published: May 19, 2009 13:31

Article Updated: March 21, 2017 9:21


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