Originally Posted by havener
I don't mind the RYA getting precious about their own courses, although personally I feel the powerboat courses need a massive overhaul, as there is no legal requirement to pass an exam and doing so is purely a matter of choice (at the moment). However, as the VHF exam IS a legal requirement, and the licensing is done by a government body, then the teaching of it should NOT be restricted to any single organisation.
Not true as Ofcom are an independent body as their website states:-
"Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services."
They are not in a position to control and adim the the training, hence why the why the RYA do it.
It works well.