Distance-learning course a great success

| May 15, 2015

The Bath-based radio training team have been running classroom courses for over 15 years but in 2011 they started running distance learning courses for the Advanced exam.

The courses have since proved to be far more popular than the team ever envisaged, with hundreds signing up to join.

Not all of those who start complete the course but, so far, the average pass rate is over 85 percent.

The June exam should see the number of successful candidates pass the 300 mark.

The team are now enrolling students for their next course that will run from July to the December exam.

A £30 deposit is taken to secure a place on the course, and the deposit is refunded to those sit the exam.

Those that do not finish the course agree to donate their deposit to charity.

In reality, many of the successful students also donate their deposits and the team has so far raised over £4,000 for radio-related good causes.

Recent donations include the Radio Communications Foundation, RAIBC and the British Wireless for the Blind Fund.

Further details can be obtained from Steve Hartley, G0FUW, by emailing G0FUW@tiscali.co.uk.

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