Online Amateur Radio Training 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 Training Courses

Foundation Course More Information Cost
Essex Ham Foundation Online Our free course usually runs every 2 weeks. We’ve helped train over 6,500 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
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. Free
“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)
Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) Live 6-8 week course on a Wednesday night using Zoom £5 (Free to under 18s)
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
Foundation exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

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

 

Online Intermediate Training 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
Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) 5 online live Zoom sessions over 2 weeks with quizzes and recap presentations £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
Intermediate exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

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Online Full Training Courses

Full Course  More Information Cost
Bath Distance Learning Well-respected course that typically runs for 4 months, with weekly work packages in an online classroom and access to a remote tutor. Free
Bishop Auckland (Club) Online session using Microsoft Teams on Monday evenings, for club members only. Email Bob G0OCB at [email protected] Unknown
Online Amateur Radio Community (OARC) 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 over 14 weeks, twice a year. Course uses Zoom, email, and phone. Contact [email protected] for details (no website) Free
Full exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

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  1. Mr Kevin Weston 11 September 2021 Reply

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