All our courses are delivered by volunteers from the Radio Club. The cost mainly consists of the rent for Southfield Community Centre and Exam fee payable to the RSGB. If there is a small surplus this goes back to the radio club, as they funded the start-up cost of soldering irons and other tools and equipment used during the training.
As the community centre has quite a number of regular users like Guides, Judo, dog training, and playgroup we have to fit our courses around the other users, which normally means a Sunday.or School Holidays
You have a number of options as to how you wish to study.
One of these is “self-study” where you learn using the course book which you can obtainable from the RSGB and other sources. If the training requires an assessment then this is included in the course cost along with the exam fee.
If you decide to attend a tutored course then we take you through the course book and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the trainer and other students.
If you have a particular need or disability we can try to make special arrangements, like an exam paper without diagrams for the blind or partially sighted. Normally this would require a letter from your GP (who may charge for this) stating why the provision is required.
This includes the Exam fee and the time required to do the practical assessments
Cost £50 Duration 4hrs Foundation-Tutor Course
This includes the Classroom Training, Exam fee and the time required to do the practical assessments
Cost £50* Duration 14 hrs *Based on minimum of 4 delegates Intermediate-Self study
This includes the Exam fee and the time required to do the practical assessments. You will need to bring to the assessment a kit which you have built.
Cost £85 Duration 4 hrs
This includes the Classroom Training, Exam fee and the time required to do the practical assessments. We will provide a VFO kit for you to construct during the course (yours to keep)
Cost £70 * Duration 19.5 hrs *Based on minimum of 4 delegates
Full/advanced -Self study
This includes the Exam fee and hall hire
Cost £50 Duration 2.5 hrs
Note:- Exams require a minimum of 15 working days notice and availability of community centre