Foundation Course 23rd & 24th March 2024 (2 days)


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Our compact classroom based Foundation course is perfect for those who want to get started in amateur radio. Run over a single weekend,  there is classroom based training on the Saturday and again on Sunday morning, with the exam on the Sunday afternoon, you can quickly obtain your Foundation Licence.

Our excellent training team take you through the course syllabus, the practical assessments and practice exam questions with a friendly and enjoyable approach.

The only thing you need to do is purchase the “The Foundation Licence Manual” from the RSGB and have a thorough read before the course commences. To ensure you get the most recent edition of the training book we recommend purchasing direct from the RSGB.

On the course you should bring your well-read copy of the training book “The Foundation Licence Manual”, a calculator and your lunch. Tea and coffee are available all day plus we have a small fridge and a microwave should you wish to use them.
We provide everything else for your course.

Closing date for applications is 7th March 2024

FRARS Course fee is £35 for adults and £25 for under 18’s.
RSGB Exam fee is £32.50

What is the exam?

The Foundation exam is very straightforward and consists of 26 multiple choice questions which you have 60 minutes to answer, via the RSGB online testing system.

FRARS can provide a small number of laptops for students to use during the exam but students are recommended to bring their own as it is familiar to them. Your operating system should be either Windows 10/11 or Mac OS 10.8 or above.