Training with TARG

TrainingTraining and retention are essential to promote the hobby – so there is quite a lot of information on this page.

Since 2013 Thames Amateur Radio Group has provided formal training to over 100 candidates with more courses arranged for 2018.

Our style of training, which has proved to be highly successful, is to offer intensive tutoring over one or two weekends culminating in sitting the RSGB examination at the club premises.

  • Foundation: An intense 2 day course held over one weekend.
  • Intermediate: An intensive four day course, held over two consecutive weekends.
  • Advanced: Mentoring in support of the “Bath Based” online training (over 4 months) and on-site examination.

New for 2018: TARG will be adopting the online examination once this released by the RSGB later in the year. The advantage is that results are known instantly whereas with the paper exam it can take a while for the papers to be posted and formally marked.

All course materials are provided, except text books which students are encouraged to purchase in advance, and refreshments are provided throughout the day. The cost includes the RSGB examination fee, materials and refreshments.

All our trainers (photo below) have completed the RSGB “Train the Trainers” Course. With so many qualified trainers we can provide group and one-to-one support. It allows for a variety of presentation styles to aid the different types of learning needed for our students.

Train the Trainers Dec 2017

FAQ: Do I have to be a TARG member? No. Many people who complete our training are impressed by the club and then decide to join TARG but there is no requirement or exception of membership.

More information

Training dates :

Important: Candidate details must be given to the RSGB 10 working days before the date of the exam. The exam is on the last day of the course. So, you must book you place on our training at least two weeks before the date of the exam. 

Date Type Places Vacancy Cost
 20/21 Jan 2018  Foundation  10 Complete £65 
 28/29 Apr + 5/6 May 2018  Intermediate  10  Complete £85 
26 / 27 May 2018 Foundation 10 Full £65
 8/9 Sept 2018  Foundation 10   £65
09 Dec 2018 Advanced 10 Y TBA

Contact our Committee Lead for Training, Mark M0IEO, via our Contact Page.

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