Officer training pipeline

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  1. Hi all

    Is anyone able to tell us in detail the training pipeline for the warfare officers. i have looked on the navy website and it says what you have to do all the way up untill the end of the first 28 weeks at BRNC, but i can't seem to find what goes on after that.

    Any help is extremely gratefully recieved.

  2. says the man with 8 posts to his name....

    Cheers for that dits!
  3. Perhaps one of the reasons why I have only 8 (now 9) posts to my name is because I try to find the answers to my questions, instead of asking questions that have already been answered?
    Just a thought.
  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    15 - 2
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    15 - 4
  6. fight fight fight
    :D :violent1:
  7. Nah, it's because you're a rouge.
  8. This is based on my own notes:

    IOT - 2 x 14 weeks at BRNC
    IWO(F)C - a further 14 weeks at BRNC (Some info on the BRNC section of the RN website)
    SFT - Specialist Fleet Time, 6-9 months, focus on bridgemanship
    IWOC - 14 weeks at Collingwood + 2 Week NWC assessment
    OOW/OOD - first job, this will be approx 2.5 years in due to breaks between terms and holdovers.

    How soon in you look at doing further training and sub-specialisations depends on what route within Warfare you want to take.
  9. Brilliant thanks for your help guys, and i am sorry for asking the same question as previously.

    Thanks again!
  10. dee, don't worry about it. But feel free to use the search button in future ;-)
  11. Guns

    Guns War Hero Moderator

    I think the pipeline is very small. This is to stop us having fat officers at the start of their career. However closer you are to PWO Course the pipe gets wider to accept the more <cough> fuller gentleman /<cough>. But strangely gets thinner towards the end of course to catch out those tubby ones. Now the training pipeline for WAFU's has to be seen as it is mostly mirrored.

    Hope that helps.
  12. While I understand the sentiment, I suggest that most questions have already been answered. If everybody simply used the search button, RR would quickly cease to be a forum.

    I would assume that most posters who have yet to join the RN, are just keen to get involved with anything Navyish.

    And of course, it presents the opportunity for some inventive invective.

    There appear to be lots of 'old hands' here, who've yet to do a dogwatch.
  13. A fair comment that's well delivered and taken on board. Your use of inventive invective there has sold me, and I shall never lampoon an inquisitive RR'er again.
    I wasnt completely useless and did at least direct the OP to the answer to his question. Hooray for me.
  14. :withstupid:
  15. It wasn't a bollocking. I'm all for lampooning and inventive invective.

    I'm also of the opinion that potential officers should be using initiative, reading stickies and using the search button.

    Point is we could all answer every query with 'Use the search button' - and then where's the interaction, the humour, the ........

    See, that ideally should have been a group of three but I ran out of words.
  16. Just a quick note that I believe that there is a 7 week nav course at Collingwood before going on SFT.
  17. It's 3 weeks long not 7.
  18. Thanks guys, I thought that slotted into the IWOC somehow but it makes more sense now!

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