Wythall RC Amateur Radio Training Courses
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ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE Mar-Apr 2017
From Chris Pettitt G0EYO, Training Coordinator, Wythall Radio Club…
“Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that we will be running our fifth on-line Foundation course for those seeking to gain their Foundation licence. We think this might be ideal for younger students or those who cannot make a regular classroom attendance on our normal teaching nights as students can study in their own time with support via posts from the tutor
The programme is based around a virtual learning experience (VLE) software named EDMODO which is free to use and has gained world-wide acceptance as a safe and easy way for tutors to connect with their students at home via the internet. Basically you sign up for the course free of charge and you get notifications via e mail that the course material and quizzes are available for you to download etc., and this would take place over a 5 week period with two lessons per week. The course is planned to start on the 13th March and complete by 14th April.
In order to take the Foundation examination there are a series of practical assessments which have to be taken under the supervision of a registered assessor. If you are not local to the West Midlands you will need to identify a registered exam centre and exam secretary within travelling distance of your home. You will also need to find a registered assessor who can organise and sign off on the practical assessments for you. If you do live in the West Midlands, then the Wythall Radio Club (B47 6LZ) will be organising a Practical Assessments workshop on Saturday 29th April, with an examination on Sunday 30th April. There is an examination fee of £27.50 plus £5 room hire cost to do the practical assessments and examination at Wythall.
If you are interested in joining this on-line course then please contact me asap via e-mail at [email protected]”
GENERAL INFORMATION ON AMATEUR RADIO TRAINING COURSES
Each year the club plan to run an advanced course from September to December. This is designed so that we are in time for the RSGB’s November or December Advanced Exam. Foundation and Intermediate Courses are usually run from January until August, and we try to run two of each. To see what courses we are actually running at any given time, keep an eye on this website and/or contact Wythall Radio Club’s Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO at [email protected]
Run on demand. This is normally an 8 week course on Monday evenings, The last Monday evening session is the examination.
Also run on demand. This is normally a 9 week course of 10 sessions on a Monday evening with two Saturday mornings for the practical assessments, Where students wish to self-study we can also in certain circumstances provide the practical assessment workshop and the examination. The last Monday evening session is the examination.
Also run on demand. This is normally a 15 week course of 17 sessions, on a Monday evening, with several Saturday mornings and with the examination being taken on a day determined by our national society the Radio Society of Great Britain. Examinations are held every two months and usually commence at 6.30pm in the evening. For our advanced course we aim for the November or December exam but we can provide just the examination facility if students wish to self-study.
LEARN WITH WYTHALL RADIO CLUB ONLINE!
For many years Wythall Radio Club has offered a full range of classroom based learning programmes for those wishing to gain their Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced licences. Now we are pleased to announce that we have designed an on-line course for those seeking to gain their Foundation licence.
The programme is based around free virtual learning experience (VLE) software and is a method that has gained world-wide acceptance as a safe and easy way for tutors to connect with students at home via the internet.
All you need to do is sign up for the course and you will get email notifications when course material and quizzes are available for you to download.
The course lasts about 5 weeks with 2 lessons per week and on the final Saturday, students come together at our Club to do the practical assessments and then on the Sunday, take the exam itself. This will obviously appeal to students who are some distance from us but who can get to the final practical assessment weekend at Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ (we are only about 2 miles from Junction 3 of the M42)
We think this might be ideal for younger students or those who cannot make a regular classroom attendance on our normal teaching nights. You can study in your own time with support via posts from the lead tutor, Chris G0EYO.
CURRENT COURSE FEES (from July 2013)
Fees include examination costs, free study book, room hire and other club costs. The Intermediate course costs also cover the use of tool kits and test equipment and materials for the various projects on which students are required to be assessed.
FOUNDATION COURSE £40 (or £32.50 if under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)
INTERMEDIATE COURSE £50 (or £42.50 under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)
ADVANCED COURSE £60 (or £46.50 if under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)
If you are interested in any of the above courses then please contact Wythall Radio Club’s Training Co-ordinator, Chris Pettitt G0EYO at [email protected]
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