The Intermediate licence examination follows a similar format to the Foundation Course

Ample supplies of tea and coffee will be provided throughout the course and it is recommended that you bring along food for the Saturday and Sunday sessions. A Cooker and Microwave is available.

Dates for the 2020 course are as follows: 

  • Sat 08/02/2020
  • Sun 09/02/2020
  • Sat  22/02/2020
  • Sun 23/02/2020
  • Sat  29/02/2020
  • Sun 01/03/2020
  • Sun 08/03/2020

If you are interested in this course, please email you notice of interest to John on

What is required to take the course?    The intermediate course uses the foundation course learning as a building block and hence entry requires students to hold Foundation Licence examination passes as a pre-requisite.  Evidence of this is in the form of a pass certificate or an M3/M6 validation document.  These will be required at the commencement of the course and also on the examination night.

What does it consist of?    The Intermediate Course consists of 38 modules requiring approximately 19 hours of study, plus a constructional project that has to be completed in the students own time.  The end-product is assessed by an RSGB Registered Assessor, in terms of functionality and construction quality.

Included in the Course fee of £116.00 is the cost of the constructional project, which is the ‘Sudden-2 Receiver’. We purchase these kits in bulk, from Dennis at Kanga Products in Lancashire, so there is no need for students to purchase them individually.

What are the modules?    The modules cover a wide range of topics, both theory and practical, ranging from solder sills and tool safety to componenets, FR Oscillators and their calibration. Time is also spent understanding Licensing Conditions, the use of multi-meters and making measurements, antennas, feeders and propagation.

Is there a text book?  The course is very well supported by the textbook – ‘The Intermediate Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs’ by G. Smart M1GEO, D.Mills G7UVW & R. Bleaney M0RBK.  This available from the RSGB bookshop costing £6.99 plus P&P –

How much does the Course cost?     The cost of the course, including examination fee will be £116 based on 4 students attending.  In addition students will need a hand tools, a soldering iron and stand, safety googles or visor, and a multi meter, while attending the course.

What do I have to do?    Because the course is practically based, numbers will be restricted.

Please email – if you wish to enrol on the Intermediate Course

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