Whichever route you choose to follow you will cover all the following topics:-
Radio rules and regulations
Practical operation of marine VHF/DSC equipment
The phonetic alphabet
Basic radio language
Use of correct channels
Sending distress alerts and distress messages
Sending urgency alerts and messages
Sending safety alerts and messages
Sending group alerts and calls
Sending routine alerts and calls
In the classroom training session you will have the opportunity to use a real VHF DSC radio to practice making radio calls and with the RYA Interactive program you can practice them using the built in simulator which records and replays your attempts.
In the assessment session you will take a short written test (30 minutes) and you will have to demonstrate various types of vhf alerts and calls and convince the assessor that you have sufficient knowledge of all aspects of the syllabus.
You will be given plenty of opportunity to become familiar with the school's radios before the assessment.