Training and Education Committee

The Training and Education Committee was formed in April 2012 and took over many of the roles of the former Amateur Radio Development Committee.

Role of the Training and Education Committee

The role of this Committee is to:

  • Work with the RCF in consideration of how the training structure is working and how it might be improved.
  • Represent the RSGB at the RCF’s Examinations and Standards Committees.
  • Consider how training might be extended to provide additional member benefits; “Continuing Amateur Development” or “After Advanced”.
  • Investigate, with the RCF, different ways for training to be provided, including possible extension of distance learning and internet-based technologies.
  • Develop mentoring within the hobby to aid progression and as a form of personal development.
  • Better support the tutors with core training resources and a revamped “Train the Trainers” scheme.
  • Make recommendations and take action on any other training or education related issues.

Following a process of inviting applications and interviews, the Board appointed Steve Hartley, G0FUW as Chairman of the Training and Education Committee. Steve has been co-opted as an RSGB Director, which provides a link to the Board.

Committee members were recruited and are working in small project teams to deliver the various Committee roles, linked to RSGB Operational Objectives. Progress is reported to the RSGB Board twice each year and an annual report is published in RadCom in advance of the AGM.

Questions about amateur radio training and education, or the workings of the Training and Education Committee should sent to Steve Hartley, G0FUW; email