Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Rnac ?

baz1988

Newbie
hi

just a quick question about the rnac.

i,ve recently been booked on the course in a few weeks and i have a date for raleigh in december and i was just curious as to weather this is a must attend course for me as recently i have been unemployed and racked a bit of debt up !! but just this week was offered a job that could take me up to raleigh but this course is an issue with the employer.

just thought i would ask for a bit of advice before i ring my AFCO as i dont want to sound unenthusastic about me joining up.

thanks guys :)
 
Hello and welcome to RR, Baz.

A dilemma indeed.

As I understand it, what was the RNAquaintC is now a must-pass-before-joining 'Preparation' course. A search through the Newbies thread will provide more details.

If you are due to join in December then you will have been waiting a fair old time and the sooner that you are in and settled into training the sooner you'll be pulling in regular income and in a good position to start settling your debts.

On the other hand; you may be able to defer both this Preparation course and your RALEIGH entry dates if your finances dictate that it is essential for you to take up this short-term employment for sound financial reasons.


Others will offer more detailed advice but it sounds as if you have some tough calls to make for your future RN career if that remains your objective.


Bob
 

EarlyChop

War Hero
I believe if you are due to join before jan 2012 then the RPC is not mandatory. However this may have changed since its inception.

I suggest honesty with your afco staff. Explain the situation to them, I'm sure they won't prejudice you for your current situation unless of course it is a considerable amount of debt and/or you have not already volunteered it to the afco.
 

baz1988

Newbie
thanks for the replys.
its not a career stopping amount but just something i wanted sorted before i join but as earlychop said i also thought it was not mandatory until 1st jan 2012 but if it is i will definatly go and do the course.Just a lot going on with only 2 month to go and it would have been nice to give it a miss in all honesty.
 
This is what we are told about people joining between now and Dec 2011.

Career Advisors are to aim for all candidates to have completed either the current RPC course or PRNC(R) prior to the entry date. Candidates attending PRNC(R) must achieve the standards defined.

So it's not mandatory yet, but is for anyone joining after Dec 2011. But you should if at all possible attend one of the pre-entry courses

SM
 

baz1988

Newbie
Thanks SM for clearing it up :) as always amazingly useful to the newbies on this forum .
in that case i will have a word with my CA and see what he reckons to my dilemma .

cheers guys
 

EarlyChop

War Hero
Just remember that the afco can and will pause your application or defer your entry date if you wish them to. It a very open system.

Good luck in the future mate.
 

scoobywrx

Badgeman
My son is currently at Raleigh nearing the end of his second week.He only got the call 7 or 8 weeks ago,I think someone had dropped out so my son didn't do the RPC but I understand it is compulsory soon.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
O RNAC(S)/ PRNC 21 October 2019 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
Genghis My account of events at PRNC (RNAC) at HMS Collingwood Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
Cameroon..James99 Fitness after completing the PRNC/RNAC Joining the Royal Navy 4
Y Rnac this monday fareham Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
alexissonice RNAC best mess Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 71
M HMS Collingwood - RNAC - 30th of September 2013 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
R RNAC Vid Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
G RNAC 16th April Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
R RNAC. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
R Anyone going on RNAC course at HMS Collingwood 26th September? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
L RNAC monday 5th - PRNC pass/fail awareness Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 11
R Rnac: basic skills assessment Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
Illuminati RNAC september Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
A RNAC HMS Collingwood - New Course??? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
B Rnac compulsory. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 72
imperial RNAC HMS Caledonia - May 2011 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Soothsayer Got My RNAC date, but can I change it? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
fishface Anyone on the RPC/RNAC at Collingwood on 29/10/2010? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
B RNAC, PJFT followed by PT B? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
wet_blobby The mighty RNAC Diamond Lil's 9
A Interview after RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Countyroadkopite RNAC -HMS CALEDONIA 4th october Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 22
Si_Novice RNAC - Got to do it Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
M RNAC August 30th Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
R RNAC. 12.07.10 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
R rnac and raleigh Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
lloydie Wanting to do the RNAC? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 6
masterchef RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 18
B Just got back from rnac in HMS Collingwood Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
BFC_69 RNAC - 8th November Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
C RNAC Culdrose 13th-16th sept. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
B RNAC 21st June Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
E RNAC - 17th may Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
burnsy85 RNAC - 3RD OF MAY Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 24
OhSoCescyBaby RNAC - 21st June 2010 Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 16
9 RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 152
Murph Just completed the RNAC at HMS Caledonia. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 16
Drakey When are you going to the RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
B Anyone at RNAC on 11th January? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 20
Navy_Wolf1987 Bloody snow!! RNAC cancelled! Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
A RNAC HMS Collingwood RR Greatest Threads 41
G RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
C RNAC Blogs 0
GuyC RNAC 5-8th October Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
Z Does anyone know the waiting times for the RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 16
GuyC written confirmation for RNAC and Basic Training Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
Chicogiz HMS Collingwood - RNAC Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
Scarface2009 RNAC Kit List? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 28
Chicogiz RNAC - HMS Collingwood Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
DavidK1983 RNAC 22 June Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 3
Similar threads


















































Latest Threads

New Posts

Top