Ham Radio Courses and Exams – Foundation

Foundation Online Courses

Provider Course Information Cost
Essex Ham Foundation Online Our free course usually runs every 2 weeks. We’ve helped train over 8,500 students with a pass rate of over 99%. Foundation material is delivered in an online classroom and uses fully-narrated videos, quizzes, mock tests, handouts and optional live webinars (no webcam required). You can chat online with a tutor and other students on the course. There’s also a fast track for those in a rush. See video below to see how it works. Next course start dates: Free
“Gettin Tae Grips” (Billy GM6DX) 58 lessons, including quizzes and links to Youtube videos Free
Harwell ARS (Club) Live zoom sessions over a two-day weekend. £10
Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) 5 online live Zoom sessions over 2 weeks with quizzes and recap presentations £5 (Free to under 18s)

Foundation In-person Courses and Exams

Club / Group Training Offered Next Course Notes
Bishop Auckland RAC Classroom On demand Friendly club, offer training on demand, depending on numbers this could be 1-1 or group training
Bredhurst RATS (North Kent) Classroom On demand Courses done on a one by one basis, we are currently doing only foundation courses
Caithness ARS Online, Classroom whenever requested see web site for full information
Coventry ARS Classroom If demand Courses run on evenings/ weekends to suit candidates.
Hereford ARS Classroom tbc F and I Training will comprise the official syllabus with the addition of Practicals.
Midland ARS (South Birmingham) Classroom tbc We offer AD HOC training for foundation and intermediate training
Newbury And District ARS Classroom tbc We have been providing training since the very first Foundation licence and have an excellent pass rate. Our training takes place in a quite village hall providing an ideal environment.
Norfolk ARC Classroom tbc NARC ran our first post-Covid Foundation course in November 2022 and plan to arrange more courses based on demand.
Oldham ARC Classroom n/a We will try to arrange Foundation and Intermediate Courses on demand.
Sidmouth ARS Classroom n/a Sidmouth ARS has recently opened it own dedicated HQ with radio rooms and a training area.
Thornbury & South Gloucestershire ARC Classroom If demand We offer one to one or small group training on demand. Paper exams may need a fee to cover room hire.
Warrington ARC Online Ongoing WARC offer personalised support for aspiring radio amateurs and those working their way through the license levels. Why not contact us and get started!
Wirral ARS Classroom tbc A warm welcome assured
Worthing Radio Events Group Classroom As required

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