Foundation Licence

The course of instruction leading to the Foundation Licence Examination takes place over a 2 day weekend, typically 10am to 5pm. The first day is primarily theory whereas the second consists of more theory, practical sessions and assessments, including an appreciation of Morse Code, and the test. The results will be issued there and then.

When: September 22nd/23rd subject to numbers

Cost: £50 inclusive of tuition, course materials and examination fee. Also includes 12 months FDARS membership.

Intermediate Licence

The course of instruction leading to the Intermediate Licence Examination takes place over 28 hours spread over 2 weekends, normally 10am - 5pm. The training includes theory (building on what you learnt in the Foundation course) and a number of practical assessments, including building some circuits and a radio related kit. The exam will take place on the final day. Please note a pass at the Foundation level is a pre-requisite for this course.

When: March 24th/25th (Weekend 1), March 31st/April 1st (Weekend 2), April 14th (Exam Day) subject to numbers

Cost: £60 inclusive of tuition, course materials (except project kit) and examination fee

Advanced Licence Tutorial Day

This year we will support self-learning. You must have a copy of the Advance! workbook (we can provide if necessary). We will then offer a series of revision sessions leading up to the exam. Please note that a pass at the Intermediate level is a pre-requisite for this course.

When: TBA

Cost: £42.50 examination fee


Exam Only

Advanced exam (not a course) on tba

We are able to offer any of the three examinations without undergoing the course, however, the examiner will need to see:
  • proof of having completed the necessary assessments for the Foundation Exam
  • proof of having completed the Foundation licence and the assessments for the Intermediate Exam
  • proof of completing the Intermediate licence for the Advanced Exam
When: by arrangement
Cost (includes an administration fee)
  • Foundation £32.50
  • Intermediate £37.50
  • Advanced £42.50