Beyond Exams – building experience

Passing the Foundation exam is just the first step to discovering the great diversity of amateur radio

As you progress to the Intermediate and Full licences, there is a range of activities that you can enjoy along the way.

Whether you are new to amateur radio, want to try a different aspect of the hobby or find a new challenge, our range of Beyond Exams resources can help. 

  • Club Scheme – build experience with the help of your club
    The Club Scheme provides a framework to allow club members to explore the hobby in a fun and sociable way. The scheme consists of 23 activities, based around five themes. As you go through the scheme and complete activities successfully, you will receive certificates to reward your progress.
  • Individual Scheme build experience independently
    The Individual Scheme is all about personal development and building skills on your own. The scheme consists of 150 activities ranging from simple to advanced, based around nine themes. You will receive virtual rewards as you complete activities and gain experience
  • RadCom Basics
    RadCom Basics is a bi-monthly digital publication that explores key aspects of amateur radio in a straightforward and accessible way. Any RSGB member can view this online or you can subscribe to the mailing list so that you receive an email alert as soon as each issue is published
  • Getting Started online information
    New to amateur radio? From training and licensing, to setting up and operating your equipment for the first time, it’s all covered here
  • Facebook Group
    This group is for new Foundation licensees and is designed as a safe space where no question is too basic or ‘obvious’! There will be a small number of experienced radio amateurs in the group who will answer your questions and support you as you take your next steps. They each enjoy different aspects of amateur radio and, between them, will be able to offer a wide range of knowledge and experience. Click on the link in the title and ask to join the Group. You will be asked three simple questions and need to agree to the Group rules before being admitted to the group so we can keep it focused and protect it from spammers.