MKARS offers a full range of amateur radio training courses. Thanks to the high degree of expertise within our membership, we can run successful courses, achieving excellent pass rates with our regular instructors.

Upcoming Courses:

Foundation Weekend Course Course: Sat/Sun 11th/12th January 2020
Exam: Sun 19th January 2020

Course: Sat/Sun 11th/12th April 2020
Exam: Sun 19th April 2020

: Sat/Sun 4th/5th July
Exam: Sun 12th July 2020

: Sat/Sun 10th/11th October 2020
Exam: Sun 18th October 2020

Intermediate Two Weekend Course Course: Sat 1st/Sun 2nd/Sat 8th Feb 2020
Exam: Sun 9th Feb 2020

: Sat 12th/Sun 13th/Sat 19th Sept
Exam: Sun 20 Sept 2020
Self Study [Foundation, Intermediate & Advance] As long as we receive at least 3 weeks notice you may sit any exam with us on any of the following dates:

19th January 2020
19th February 2020
19th April 2020
12th July 2020
20th Sept 2020
18th October 2020
December 2020 [Subject to demand]

Our Training Courses

Foundation Licence

An entry level in to Amateur Radio. Assessment is a combination of practical skills (an integral part of the training course) and a written multiple choice 55 minute, 26 question paper. We are currently able to offer

  • Self Study Support
  • Weekend Training Courses


Intermediate Licence

This is the next step from the Foundation License offering a larger number of frequencies and higher power for your transmitter. For these extra privileges you have to be able to show a greater understanding of some theory behind radio technology. Again our trainers are here to guide you to a pass, and there is plenty of literature available to help you study.

We are currently able to offer:

  • Self Study Support
  • Two weekend course

Advanced Licence

The final stage and top level for a UK amateur radio license and freedom to operate transmitters with the minimum of restrictions. At this level there is also full international compatibility. There are some specialised topics which have to be understood at this level, for example aspects of EMC and international regulations etc., but no worries our trainers will help you pass the necessary test.

We are currently able to offer:

  • Self Study Support


Courses are scheduled based upon demand – Typically 4 or 5 courses are run a year. Supported Self study can begin at any time.

MKARS instructors teach courses on a voluntary basis and therefore there is no charge for their time.

On completing the course the RSGB charge £27.50 for the Foundation examination, £32.50 for the Intermediate and £37.50 for the Advanced.

(RSGB training manuals available from RSGB books)