Warfare Officer (Submariner) Training Pipeline - As of April 2011

eallan

Badgeman
For those X(SM) candidates going to Sift and AIB, you will need to know your training pipeline in great depth. Unfortunately it's bloody difficult to get ahold of (nigh on impossible). I passed my AIB yesterday so this is your pipeline, accurate as of April 2011;

- 14 weeks at BRNC (Militarisation, culminating in BLD and then ABLE)

- 14 weeks at BRNC (10 weeks IFT, Fleet Board, culminating in MARL and then Passing Out)

- 14 weeks at BRNC (Initial Warfare Officer (Foundation) Course)

- 4 weeks at HMS Collingwood (Warfare Officer's Navigation Course)

- SFT (Specialist Fleet Time - 6-9 months onboard a surface vessel, mainly gaining bridge experience)

- 4 months at HMS Collingwood (Initial Warfare Officers Course)

- 13 weeks at HMS Raleigh with a 2 week stint at HMS Sultan (Submarine Warfare Course - 2 weeks at Sultan is nuclear-specific training)

- 3 months on operations on a Submarine gaining your Dolphins


Good luck!
 

older_joiner

Lantern Swinger
Hi eallan

Were you the one a certain individual asked me about in regards to a confirmation of the training pipeline and I (/those SM's with me here) were quite useless.

If so apologies, but it looks like you know it better then them that's for sure.
 

Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Hi eallan

Were you the one a certain individual asked me about in regards to a confirmation of the training pipeline and I (/those SM's with me here) were quite useless.

If so apologies, but it looks like you know it better then them that's for sure.

More to the point, congratualtions Eallan! Good for you!

Here's hoping I'll be joining you soon in the hallowed halls of BRNC... =-)
 

eallan

Badgeman
@ OJ - I suspect so! I was quite surprised as to the lack of info available from official sources. Luckily I knew what the Submarine-specific training was and just assumed that it was added onto the end of the GS training.

@ Magda - Thank you! I would give you some advice but I'd only be repeating what is on the AIB thread. All I would say is that you are applying because you know you're good enough for the RN, all you have to do is show it. Good luck for AIB whenever you get a date!
 

kagg

Lantern Swinger
Cool, thanks. Though I imagine this might all change if some of the training is done at HMS Raleigh instead of all of it at BRNC.
 

eallan

Badgeman
I reckon what could happen is that the first term at BRNC would either be scrapped altogether or significantly abridged. Basically what we would be doing in our 10 weeks at Raleigh is the same training that all Ratings go through. I'm sure the first 14 weeks at Dartmouth are different but the same principles of militarisation would be there. Will be interesting to see what they do, the earliest intake I can get will be September so I might be in the first group to go through the new scheme!
 

kagg

Lantern Swinger
I reckon what could happen is that the first term at BRNC would either be scrapped altogether or significantly abridged. Basically what we would be doing in our 10 weeks at Raleigh is the same training that all Ratings go through. I'm sure the first 14 weeks at Dartmouth are different but the same principles of militarisation would be there. Will be interesting to see what they do, the earliest intake I can get will be September so I might be in the first group to go through the new scheme!

Yeah if I restart my application I might be in line for a September intake (was advised I would need to restart it before mid May). What role have you applied for?
 

eallan

Badgeman
I've gone for Warfare Officer (Submariner). Yeah I would say definitely get cracking since all you need is an AIB date so you should (if successful) get a September entry. Although be warned - I've heard the PLTs at AIB during the Summer are lethally hot! I was lucky and had a rainy day (and wore bugger all under my ovies) but was still pretty toasty! I take it your going for Warfare (GS)?
 

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