Radio Training

Kernow Training is an organisation which specialises in training and assessment for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency / Department of Trade and Industry VHF Short Range Certificate. Clients include: Ministry of Defence, Dorset County Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Looe Harbour Commissioners, Devon and Cornwall Police Underwater Search Team, Torpoint Ferries, King Harry Ferry, Dart Marina, Noss on Dart Marina, Dartmouth Higher Ferry, Princess Yachts International, Outdoor Education Centres along with yacht clubs, sailing clubs, diving clubs and schools as well as individuals.
Learn to use radio equipment.
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The one-day course covers:

The GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System)
Legal Requirements
Operating Procedures
Channel Selection
Pro Words
Making Calls
The Phonetic Alphabet
Distress, Urgency and Safety Traffic
Types of Shore Station etc
SARTS, EPIRBS and NAVTEX

Course costs are 70 per person with a reduction to 60/person if two people book together.If you would like a closed booking for your own organisation the cost reduces to 50 per person, please ring for details. A conversion course from the old VHF Restricted Certificate to the Short Range Certificate is also available.

Some organisations are required to train their employees to comply with Health and Safety demands, the majority however offer the course as an opportunity to make their members/clients safer whilst on or near the water and to improve confidence and competence, besides keeping them on the right side of the law.

Many people going afloat are more confident knowing that their training makes them compatible with the Search and Rescue organisations. The course is compulsory for the Royal Yachting Associations Yachtmaster qualification. If you would like to discuss a training opportunity, book a course date or have any questions please contact us.