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Wythall RC Amateur Radio Training Courses

Latest News from Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO…


FOUNDATION COURSE Spring 2019

Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that we are running our latest 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 course is planned to start on the 4th February and complete by 8th March.

The programme is based around 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.

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 in the comfort of your own home. You obviously need access to a computer, the internet and ideally a printer. Warning – there is a lot of reading required to do this course!

You will also need to purchase the Foundation Now book either from the RSGB here or obtain this from Wythall Radio Club directly.

We will be organising a Practical Assessments workshop on Saturday 9th March, with an examination on Sunday 10th March. If the class is large then we may split into two groups with the option of Practicals and Examination on 23rd/24th March. Please let us know which of these weekends suit you.

There is an examination fee of £27.50 plus £5 room hire cost to do the practical assessments and examination at Wythall.

Please contact Chris G0EYO via e-mail at [email protected] and we will send you a course schedule, payment instructions and a Candidate Application Form to complete.

Please note that this will be the final Foundation course we will be running under the old syllabus. The new syllabus comes into effect for all exams from November 2019 onwards and we will have courses for this syllabus nearer that time.


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]

FOUNDATION COURSE

Run on demand. This is normally an 8 week course on Monday evenings, The last Monday evening session is the examination.

INTERMEDIATE COURSE

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.

ADVANCED COURSE

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]onder.co.uk

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