Next Weekend and Full Courses:

Foundation Intensive Course Sept 14th/15th & 22nd  2019 – Full 
October/November 2019
Foundation Full Course TBC January 2020
Intermediate Full Course TBC

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.

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
  • Intensive Training Courses
  • A short course over multiple weeks


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
  •  A full course over multiple weeks

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 2 or 3 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)