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

 

Foundation Course More Information Cost
Essex Ham Foundation Online Our free course. Runs every 2-3 weeks and delivers all of the Foundation material using an online classroom. 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. Next course starts: Free
Amateur Radio Training UK (Ltd Company) Company providing live video sessions over 8 weeks. £75
Antrim & District (Club) Listed on RSGB site as offering online training, but we can’t find a mention of this on their website. Unknown
Chippenham & District (Club) Live sessions. Six-week course, 1 evening a week (2 hour session). Webcam not needed Not stated
Felixstowe & District (Club) Live Zoom sessions across 3 Saturdays. Unknown
“Gettin Tae Grips”( Billy GM6DX) 58 lessons, including quizzes, mock tests and links to Youtube videos Free
Harwell ARS (Club) Live zoom sessions over a two-day weekend. £10
Mid Ulster ARC (Club) 5 weeks over Zoom. There is a fee, but this is not disclosed on their website. Not stated
Newbury & District (Club) Weekend mornings for 2 weeks over Zoom. £15 (Under 16 free)
Radio Society of Harrow (Club) Live video sessions on weekend mornings, 4 times a year. Free to members (£20 membership)
South Notts (Club) Course delivered using online chat, phone, Whatsapp and email. Free to members (£20 membership)
Stevenage & District (Club) Listed on RSGB site as offering online training, but we can’t find a mention of this on their website. Unknown
Wythall (Club) Online classroom course. 8 weeks with 2 lessons per week. Free

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Online Intermediate Courses

Intermediate Course More Information Cost
Antrim & District (Club) Listed on RSGB site as offering online training, but we can’t find a mention of this on their website. Unknown
Bath Distance Learning 4-month online course with a weekly Zoom tutorial Free
“Gettin Tae Grips”( Billy GM6DX) 89 lessons including quizzes, mock tests and links to Youtube videos Free
Harwell ARS (Club) Live zoom sessions over a two-day weekend. £10
Mid Ulster ARC (Club) 1 course per year over Zoom. There is a fee, but this is not disclosed on their website. Not stated
OARC Intermediate Fast Track Live 6-8 week course on a Wednesday night using Zoom £5 (Free to under 18s)
Radio Society of Harrow (Club) 8 live video sessions on a weekend afternoon. Site offers free videos, which are handy for self-study. Free to members (£20 membership)
South Notts (Club) Course delivered using online chat, phone, Whatsapp and email. Free to members (£20 membership)
Stevenage & District (Club) Listed on RSGB site as offering online training, but we can’t find a mention of this on their website. Unknown
Wythall (Club) Course runs several times a year and generally lasts between 7 and 9 weeks with 2 lessons per week. Free

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Online Full Courses

Full Course Provider More Information
Bath Distance Learning Respected course planning to restart in 2021. Free
Bishop Auckland (Club) Online session using Microsoft Teams on Monday evenings, for club members only. Email Bob G0OCB at [email protected] Unknown
OARC Intermediate Fast Track Fast Track study group running over 8 weeks using Zoom £5 (Free to under 18s)
South Notts (Club) Course delivered using online chat, phone, Whatsapp and email. Free to members (£20 membership)
Strangford High Frequency Enthusiasts Group Course delivered twice a year by email phone & Zoom. Contact [email protected] Free

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