Affiliated member of the RSGB


The UK has a progressive licence system, which has 3 levels.

The Foundation and Intermediate licences are obtained through practical assessments and a multiple choice exam.

The Advanced exam, to obtain the full licence, has a multiple choice exam, with no practical element.

Please note: In depth knowledge of morse code is no longer required to obtain a licence, although there is a very simple practical session as part of the foundation licence, which introduces students to it.

More information on training and exams can be found here.

Sutton & Cheam Radio Society runs courses for the UK amateur radio Foundation and Intermediate exams, as well as providing facilities for the Advanced exam.

  • Foundation – link to Syllabus here
  • Intermediate – link to Syllabus here
  • Advanced – link to Syllabus here
    • We don’t do formal Advanced licence training, but do recommend the Bath Based Advanced Distance Learning course. We hold advanced examinations on request..

If you’re interesting in joining one of our courses, please contact

The location for our training courses is the 7th Banstead Scout hall. Detailed directions can be found here.

The Sutton and Cheam Radio society has adopted the RSGB child protection policy