Intermediate Licence

Now that you’ve obtained your amateur radio license and have accumulated operational experience, you might consider progressing to an Intermediate license. Along with increased privileges, the Intermediate license entails greater responsibilities for you as a radio enthusiast. One of the primary advantages of upgrading to the Intermediate license is the elevation in permissible operating power—from the 25 watts permitted by the Foundation license to 100 watts for Intermediate license holders.

While it’s not mandatory to undergo a course for the Intermediate exam, we strongly recommend it. Our RSGB affiliated trainers boast extensive knowledge and years of experience, offering invaluable insights to their students.

Understandably, the Intermediate course is more extensive and demanding compared to the Foundation level. It aims to delve deeper into radio fundamentals through engaging practical activities such as soldering, constructing small projects, and various other exercises, building upon the foundational knowledge gained from holding a Foundation license.

The assessment process involves two components. Firstly, a practical skills assessment evaluates your proficiency in basic electronics, requiring you to solder together a basic circuit using components covered in the course.

This is followed by a 1 hour and 25 minutes examination consisting of 45 multiple-choice questions, each with four possible responses, covering the remaining syllabus topics. Similar to the Foundation exam, your paper is promptly assessed by the invigilator immediately after the exam, eliminating any prolonged waiting period for your results.