Submariners Course


Had my interview Wednesday and got selected :)

The AFCO was talking to me about wether i wanted to go "the sub route" or not!!!

He has told me he can put me on a 3 day course up in scotland to see what its like. Has anyone been on this and can give me a little insight into what i might be doing up there???

Cheers :thumright:


War Hero
Your Careers Adviser was possibly referring to the Royal Navy Acquaint Course (RNAC)

Course detail below:


Day 1 1400 -1600 All candidates to arrive between 1400 and 1600 at INVERKEITHING RAILWAY STATION. ID cards issued by Main Gate staff. Change into issued kit to confirm sizes correct.
1715 Drill instruction (introduction to marching)
1800 Evening meal
19-1930 Opportunity to Phone home
1930 Course welcome & Introduction
2030 Self Introductions and Ice Breaking Games
2230 Pipe Down (lights Out)

Day 2 0630 Call the hands (Morning Alarm Call)
0700 Breakfast
0745 Drill Training
0800 Rounds of accommodation
0830 Kit preparation lecture and demonstration
1000 PJFT run followed by the PT B.

Note: the PJFT is performed on the road as at HMS Raleigh, NOT a treadmill. A PJFT pass at the RNAC will be fed back to the AFCO and will count as a full pass. However, not achieving a pass at the RNAC will not count against you.

1200 Lunch
1300 Team Building Exercises
1530 Life in the RN brief
1700 Discussion session with RNAC staff
1810 Evening meal.
1920 Depart for the gym
1930 Conduct Military Swim Test followed by free swim.
2100 Opportunity to phone home
2130 Team Quiz
2230 Pipe Down

Day 3
0630 Call the hands
0700 Breakfast
0745 Pay, Promotion, Leave and Travel lecture
0800 Rounds of Accommodation
0900 Weapon Handling brief
1000 Branch of Preference lecture
1130 Bus depart for Faslane
1330 Arrive Faslane Sports & Recreation Centre
1400 Circuit training and games in HMS NEPTUNE gym
1600 Visit the NAAFI shop
1630 Discussion with Faslane Chaplains
1720 Evening meal
1750 Split into 2 groups, board the bus for the 2 stances
1800 First Station: Ship visit/Small Arms Trainer visit
1930 Second Station: Small Arms Trainer visit/Ship visit
2100 Board buses for return trip to Rosyth.
2245 Arrive Rosyth.
2330 Pipe down

Day 4 0630 Call the hands.
0700 Breakfast
0730 Clean up for rounds
0815 Formal OIC‘s rounds
0830-0915 Polish boots and return all kit.
0915 Issue Certificates and feedback proformas. Wash-up with the Instructing staff
0940 Course wash-up with OIC
0955 Course members transported to Inverkeithing station, Edinburgh Airport or depart independently.


i just come back from the RNAC yesterday afternoon, i would recommend it to anyone wanting to join! i had a really good time, you get to do loads of stuff and gives you an insight into how it would be like, and doing the circuits and fitness test! you also get to talk the the PO's, CHEIF's and AB's about life in the rn and things its very good! i met some really good mates aswell! it has made me more excited about going to raleigh

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