This course is designed for those who wish to get certified in the use of Short-Range Very High Frequency radio telephony  (This is a requirement for the use of a marine VHF radio).   No previous experience is assumed or required.   Small groups will ensure maximum learning time, and an approved Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport examiner will attend on the final evening to conduct the state approved examination. The license when issued lasts for life.  [Note that you will need to bring your passport and two passport photos to the exam.   Your license when issued includes a photo.] 

Dates:  Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd November from 1930hrs to 2130hrs each night, with the exam taking place on the final night. (NB – you MUST attend all sessions) 

Cost €150 for BSC members, €200 for non-members (includes exam fee)


For sailing, powerboat, and waterbased courses for adults and children, please go to the Sea School section of the site.