UK Amateur Radio Training Resources

On this page, you’ll find links to information that may be helpful for UK trainers and tutors  looking to deliver amateur radio training at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced

Syllabus Changes from 1st of September 2019

1st Sept The RSGB has changed the Foundation syllabus for exams after 1st September 2019. Many of the resources linked to from this page relate to the pre-Sept 2019 syllabus. Please check before use.

Tutor/Club? Join our Tutor Discussion Group where we may be able to help with advice, slides and videos for the new syllabus.

Training Slides

We offer a full set of training slides for Foundation, which can be used by any UK trainers. See Ham Train Foundation Slides   (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)

See also:

  • Cambridge & District ARC has downloadable slides for Foundation & Intermediate. See CDARC Training (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)
  • Chelmsford ARS has downloadable slides for all three levels: See CARS Training (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)

Online / Distance Learning Courses

We run a successful free Foundation Online course. See Foundation Online. A tutor test version is available for UK tutors considering making use of it for their students. (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)

See also:

  • BRATS has online material for all three levels: BRATS Online Training (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)
  • Wythall Radio Club runs an online Foundation Course: Wythall Training
  • For the Full course, there’s the popular Bath-Based Distance Learning course: See BBDL, or contact Steve Hartley G0FUW (Not yet updated for Sep-19 syllabus)

Course Handouts

Student Guides

On the Essex Ham site, you will find a series of Getting Started Guides, available as web pages and one-page PDFs. See: Essex Ham Getting Started Guides. Topics covered include:

  • How to get your callsign
  • Just licensed – what next?
  • Your first handheld
  • Setting up your statiuon
  • Using repeaters
  • Setting up QRZ
  • Setting up eQSL
  • Operating Hints
  • Introduction to HF
  • Working Portable
  • Using D-Star
  • Using Echolink
  • Several guides on various Data Modes

Mock Papers and Online Tests

Our free Foundation Online course includes tests after each module, a mid-point mock test and a full mock at the end of the course. Students can enrol here: Foundation Online Course

See also:

  • RSGB Mock Papers: Foundation, Intermediate, Full
  • RadioTutor – This site runs mock tests for all three levels using the HamTests data: RadioTutor
  • For Apple iOS, search “UK Amateur Radio Mock Tests” for the apps by Jonathan Gibbs


Training Videos

We offer a range of free videos. See Ham Train Video Resource. Content includes:

  • Getting Started / Welcome to Amateur Radio
  • 9 videos, for each area of the Foundation syllabus
  • 4 videos covering the Foundation practical
  • Others on soldering basics and interference

See also:


Course Preparation Material


Running Courses


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