The Bath based Advanced Distance Learning Team are starting to plan for their next course, which will run from June to December 2013. There are no fees for the classes but students will need a copy of the RSGB Advance! textbook and will, of course, need to pay the exam fee. The exam can be sat either in Bath or at any local exam centre. There is a deposit to pay that is intended to signal some commitment to the training. Deposits are refunded to those that take an active part in the learning; those that drop out, or study in silence, agree to donate their deposit to a radio charity. So, how does it work? Each week, students receive guided reading instructions and revision questions. Allocated tutors mark students’ answers and provide worked solutions in return. Tutors will also provide points of clarification on request. The material is supplemented by additional exercises and some video demonstrations on YouTube. Pass rates for those that sit the exam after the Distance Learning have been between 90 and 100% since the courses started in 2011. Further details can be had from Steve Hartley, G0FUW, via G0FUW@tiscali.co.uk.