Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Short Range Certificate

RAD-SRC

Programme Overview Programme Overview

The Short-Range Radio Operator’s Certificate (SRC) is the basic marine VHF radio operators’ course and is the minimum qualification required by any person operating (or supervising the operation of) a marine VHF radio, whether fixed or hand-held.

The Short-Range Radio Operator’s Certificate (SRC) is for persons operating radios on vessels that are operating only in coastal waters (sea area A1).


Programme Information Programme Information

Next Programme Dates

To be scheduled

 

Who is this Programme for

Persons working in the seafood industry or public service

 

Locations

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

This programme can also be delivered throughout Ireland in BIM’s mobile Coastal Training Units (CTU’s).

 

Duration

This course is delivered over 3 days.

 

Training Methodology

This three-day programme covers subjects including:  classroom theory in introduction and detail on radio regulations, operations and procedures for VHF radio equipment including DSC, Navtex, EPIRB’s, SART’s, Batteries, and Aerials.

 

Certification

Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS) Short Range Certificate issued by BIM on behalf of the Department of Transport.

On successful completion of this programme, the learner will receive a GMDSS Short-Range Certificate.

 

Entry Requirements

Working in the seafood industry or public service.

 

Employment Opportunities

With this radio certificate the person can work on a vessel with VHF.

 

Assessment

Written and practical exam.

 

Fees

€175

Grant Aid

Please contact Kathy Cullimore for more information kathy.cullimore@bim.ie  Phone +353 1 2144283


 

For more information contact

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Cork)

Castletownbere, Co Cork

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Donegal)

Greencastle, Co Donegal

Mobile Coastal Training Units

CTUs