Officer Cadet training has changed significantly with effect from next month. The purpose of the programme rewrite is to ensure that Officer Cadets gain sufficient sea-skills with the reduction of available training platforms - the Initial Sea Training package has reduced from 8 weeks to 3 weeks and now called the Initial Sea Acquaint (ISA). The time released from the IST package has created the opportunities to reintroduce mandatory Wednesday afternoon sports for all cadets and a sail training package (with RYA qualifications) will now be delivered. Battle Field tours will commence, along with other broadening activities. BRNC comprises 2 phases of training – 10 Weeks Militarisation with College and Dartmoor Leadership Exercises; 20 weeks Marinisation - including the 3 week Initial Sea Acquaint, waterborne leadership exercises, sail training and broadening activities. In short: A reduction from 56 days on a warship to 21 days. 5 weeks with sport make & mends, sail training and a trip to Belgium/France.