Training and Examinations


Training and Examinations

Training levels:  Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

Training and Examination information:

Training normally carried on Saturday mornings in the club premises between 10am and noon for foundation candidates and 11am to noon for intermediate and advanced candidates. If no foundation candidates have arrived by 10.15 the session may be closed. If no intermediate or advanced candidates have arrived by 11.15 the session will be closed.
Normally we expect a significant amount of self-study with support being available from the trainers to assist with problems. The appropriate training books are available from the RSGB Bookshop.
We do not run formal training courses and candidates can study at their own pace. The practical requirements of the Foundation and Intermediate can also be completed at the Saturday morning sessions.
Foundation and Intermediate exams are usually held on Saturdays before the training sessions. We need about 3 weeks notice to arrange these exams.
From 1 May 2016, the Advanced exams will also be able to be booked at times of our choosing but 5 weeks notice will be required. These may be at the club or at an alternative exam centre in Aberdeen.


Aberdeen ARS has an RCF registered examination centre

About our Examinations Secretary:

Please contact the lead instructor in the first instance: Peter Thomson, GM1XEA, at

Above info is also available at this RSGB page for Aberdeen ARS, GM3BSQ