Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HAM: Record breaking Advanced Distance Learning Course

The Bath-based Advanced Distance Learning amateur radio course is now underway with a record 93 students, names are now being taken for the next course

Steve Hartley G0FUW says the latest course started Saturday, January 19 with over ninety students from most parts of the UK, and one from Eire.

Enrolment for the current course is now closed but a waiting list has been started for those interested in starting in June, aiming for the December exam.

There are no course fees but students are required to make a deposit towards their exam up front, as an incentive to keep going; if they drop out, the money goes to a radio charity, if they see it through they get it back to pay for their exam.

Each week students will receive directed reading instructions and a set of revision questions, every three weeks they will also receive a progress test and mock exams at the end of the course. Students' answers are marked and worked solutions provided. Allocated e-tutors are available to fill in gaps and provide clarifications when required.

You will need your own copy of the Advanced textbook, a non-programmable scientific calculator and access to the internet; material is distributed via a dedicated Yahoo Group.

You will need to set aside at least two hours a week for twenty weeks. Applicants should not underestimate the commitment required to do this home study option, but those that have seen it through to the end have had a very high pass rate (over 95%).

The course team are based in Bath but have a growing number of remote tutors across the UK.

Further details and enrollment forms can be obtained by contacting Steve Hartley, G0FUW, by e-mail

(Source : Southgate Amateur Radio News)

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