Anyone Every Studied or Trained Whilst In The Navy?

I'm bored (Having no job will do that to you) and I've got nothing new to report so I thought I'd make a new post.

Hope this is the right place.

Well, for me, on this site I have read about all the advantages you read about on the website and in the booklet, like traveling, pay, job saftey, etc... bar one. Nobody ever mentions the help with costs for extra training.

So if anyone wants to join in (I can't not even filled out an application yet), please put down any training or courses you've done while in the Navy, to take advantage of the help with costs. These can be anything that'll help you on civvie street, or anything you had just always wanted to learn for the fun of it, from basic qualifications to the big name qualifications, from qualifications that help you get on in the Navy to the plain opposite of anything to do with the Navy. I'm just interested to know... :grin:

I know if I get in and pass the basic and trade training, I'll be straight onto my G.C.S.Es!


War Hero
Loads of sailing qualifications.

That's yacht and dinghy sailing, not bridge watchkeeping stuff.

Used them in a civvy job.


War Hero
I did my ONC in Telecommunications at Salisbury tech. Two years day release, most of it covered by an educational grant from the RN
Shitload of NVQs', every powerboating certificate known to man (courtesy of royal) cheers easy.
All free, hmmmmmm
Oh yeah, nearly forgot the most useful, a day course at college in GUZZ on how to build scaffolding towers...


War Hero
chieftiff said:
GCSE's Air Navigation, Meteorology, BSc(Open), MathDip, CertEd (Post Compulsory Education) :grin:

Oh yeh forgot NVQ level 4 in Management (useless) and Mountain Leader(Summer) (usefull!)

There's plenty of financial assistance and some time off to gain Quals but you will still have to put in a lot of your own time and effort.
Loads and loads of civvy accredited courses (RYA, FInstLM, CIPD, ECDL etc etc) and now doing an OU degree.

There are plenty of courses and qualificatinos if you are prepared to go after them.


Lantern Swinger
ECDL, a fistful of language qualifications that are recognised by most govt departments but I doubt by anyone else, NVQ 4 in management and am working on an OU degree.
Loads and loads of nvq's which I didn't even have to take any exams for, Got asked by my very nice sargeant, when I declined I was then told! so said yes, then the nice sargeant said "good lad you've just passed them all, who was I to argue?

HGV1 and PSV, never used the PSV but HGV does come in handy.
snapdragon said:
Good topic, can't wait to see what others say. I'd take advantage too!

Thanks for the replies everyone!

By the look of the replies, I'd say there's almost nothing you can't take in the Navy - Power boating certificates, Mountain Leading Certs to GCSEs! Wow!

Lol Snappy don't you mean "I'll" take advantage? You're in girl (You lucky thing lol)

I think I asked this on another thread, you must not have seen it - When is your joining date Snappy?

Oh and funny enough, there was a job on the JobCentre screens for a "Phlebotomist" (Sp?) and I thought, if I had that and got in the Navy, wouldn't that be a coincidence? You needed to be computer literate though and even though I'm a whiz on the computer, you probably need qualifications, like everything - which is why I'm off to the library next week!


War Hero
BEng, Masters degree, umpteen project management, programme management and risk management courses. Chartered Engineer, Chartered Manager. Day skipper, Expedition leader, rifle and pistol coach.

The funding and opportunity is there, but it does take quite a bit of work for some of them.