The Amateur Radio Licences

There are three types of UK licence that can be taken one at a time to allow easy progression.

The entry level is the Foundation Licence which is designed to get you involved in amateur radio as quickly as possible. It enables you to operate commercial equipment at low powers (10 watts) which is sufficient to contact other stations overseas.
(6 evenings study, includes practical assessments which are part of the exam.)

The Intermediate Licence allows you to operate at powers up to 50 watts, and build or modify your own equipment if you want. Part of the course is project based to give training in soldering and instrumentation.
(11 evenings study, includes project assessments which are part of the exam.)

This licence is for those who want to really get to grips with the theory and practice of radio communication and allows you the full permitted power on all bands. It is equivalent to the original RAE City & Guilds Examination before it was split up into the present three stages.
(15 evenings study, can be reduced by studying at home.)

Training courses are run on demand at the North Cheshire Radio Club on Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm charged at £3 per evening. The examinations and practical assessments are held at the Radio Club. Other expenses (February 2018):-

Licence Course Book Examination
Foundation £4.99 £27.50
Intermediate £6.99
+approx. £10 materials
Advance £11.99 £37.50

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