Online Amateur Radio Courses in the UK

There are several online amateur radio courses available in the UK. Here’s a brief look at the ones we know of. If we’ve missed any, please add a note below.

Online Foundation Courses

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Foundation OnlineEssex Ham /  HamTrainA free course that starts every few weeks and delivers all of the Foundation material using an online classroom. The course includes fully-narrated videos, quizzes, mock tests, handouts and optional live webinars. You can chat online to a tutor and other students on the course. There’s also a fast track for those in a rush.
“Gettin Tae Grips”Billy GM6DXFree online study material including quizzes, mock tests and links to Youtube videos
Wythall RC Online CourseWythall RCCourse runs several times a year and generally lasts between 6 and 7 weeks with 2 lessons per week.
BRATS FoundationBRATS ClubStatic content. Note that this is NOT up-to-date and does not cover the current syllabus!

Here’s a short video showing how our Foundation Online course works:

 

Online Intermediate Courses

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OARC Intermediate Fast TrackOnline Amateur Radio CommunityA free course that runs online interactive course run over 6-8 weeks online material and live Zoom revision sessions
“Gettin Tae Grips”GM6DXFree online study material including quizzes, mock tests and links to Youtube videos
Radio Society of HarrowWythall RCCourse is based in Harrow, but they offer course videos for free, which are handy for self-study.
Wythall RC Online CourseWythall RCCourse runs several times a year and generally lasts between 7 and 9 weeks with 2 lessons per week.
BRATS IntermediateBRATS ClubStatic content. Note that this is NOT up-to-date and does not cover the current syllabus!

 

Online Full Courses

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Bath Distance LearningSteve G0FUWThe Bath Distance Learning Course is a well-respected way to study online for the full exam. It’s planning to restart in 2021, after it’s completed updates following the RSGB’s 2019 Syllabus Update
BRATS FullBRATS ClubStatic content. Note that this is NOT up-to-date and does not cover the current syllabus!
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