Intermediate Syllabus

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This page contains some information useful to candidates preparing for the Intermediate License Course.

The recommended book for this course is Intermediate Licence Manual. This book is presented in the same style as Foundation Licence Manual and covers all the areas that you are required to know for the intermediate exam and the practical portions of the course.


Latest version of the Intermediate Syllabus (Last updated 31st July 2020 for exams from 2019 onwards).

Sample Papers

Old RSGB papers using previous syllabus

If you want more questions to practice with, try Radio Tutor. It's free, you can create an account if you want to store past test results to track your progress.

List of practical assessments

These must be completed before the exam is taken. However, since COVID-19 practical assessment has been suspended and it is not yet clear if it will be re-instated.

  • VFO construction
    • PCB soldering
    • Demonstration of transistors and diodes
    • Debug of circuit
    • Calibration of VFO
  • Soldering a coaxial cable
    • Can be PL-259 or BNC connection
  • Wiring a UK mains plug