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Warfare Officers training pipeline

There always seems to be questions as to what the current state of play for the IWO pipeline is, so I've gone and found out.
My only disclaimer is that it's current today, I make no promises after that...

IOT - 30 weeks, including a 6 week IST period.

IWO Foundation - 15 weeks at BRNC. Basic navigation, academics (radar theory, stability etc), sea time in a P2000, possibility of RYA qualifications.

Common Fleet Time - 15 weeks in DD/FF/Capital Ship. CFT taskbook on wholeship knowledge. RoR to 80%.

IWO Nav/Aviation and Warfare - 7 weeks at MWS Collingwood. Intermediate Nav training (coastal navigation and pilotage), WECDIS course. Includes 3 weeks of basic warfare and aviation.

Specialist Fleet Time - 31(ish) weeks. Watchkeeping 1 in 4, 600 hours in total (some of which can be done in a merchant vessel). Get astronavigation ticket. Must be able to navigate in GPS denied environment. RoR to 90%.

IWO - 14 weeks at Collingwood. Starts with 3 weeks of prep - non-residential week, exam week, sea week.

Exams in RoR, tides, Astro, general navigation, relative Velocity.

Sea week - can you take a watch on your own? Coastal runs, busy shipping lanes, approaches to a port, night, restricted visibility scenarios. There will also be one or two emergencies.

If you pass both parts, then the rest of the course is other stuff (junior officer leadership training, prep to be officer of the day, DOs course, etc etc).

You'll join your first ship thereafter...

Hope this is helpful.
 
Hi, how up to date is this? I haven’t been able to find much at all about the training pipeline... is there also a thread on intelligence officer training pipeline specifically you know of?
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi, how up to date is this? I haven’t been able to find much at all about the training pipeline... is there also a thread on intelligence officer training pipeline specifically you know of?

It's not much, but I can see that the RN website is saying:

Royal Navy Initial Officer Training takes place at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth, where you’ll spend 30 weeks, focusing on: military skills, maritime skills and initial fleet time. The military skills phase includes learning about leadership and teamwork, and the principles of command and management. You will put this into practice during several exercises on Dartmoor.

Once you have the essential military and maritime skills under your belt, it’s time to start your specialist training.

Intelligence is a specialist role that will require 68 weeks of training before you are fully qualified to take your first operational assignment. This Specialist training is conducted at the Joint Intelligence Training Group at Chicksands in Bedfordshire, where you will gain the technical knowledge and advanced skills that are key to your role.
 
Really helpful, I managed to scrape that together of the RN website. I’m going from bootneck to matelot so it’s big boy time to find it for myself but all the information in various places is pretty bleak, obviously don’t want to look like a knobber when asked!
 

soleil

War Hero
Really helpful, I managed to scrape that together of the RN website. I’m going from bootneck to matelot so it’s big boy time to find it for myself but all the information in various places is pretty bleak, obviously don’t want to look like a knobber when asked!

I wonder whether the specific nature of the role you are talking about means that very little is made accessible.

It may be that ATG will be able to comment.
 

Zoidberg

War Hero
Really helpful, I managed to scrape that together of the RN website. I’m going from bootneck to matelot so it’s big boy time to find it for myself but all the information in various places is pretty bleak, obviously don’t want to look like a knobber when asked!

If you're still in, BRd 8374, available through the RN portal on defence gateway should help.
 
I imagine some judicious use of sharepoint searching will help as well.

There's a course at chicksands to do, which is Joint, as well as a type of Fleet Time.

Beyond that I don't think it's settled down.
 
There always seems to be questions as to what the current state of play for the IWO pipeline is, so I've gone and found out.
My only disclaimer is that it's current today, I make no promises after that...

IOT - 30 weeks, including a 6 week IST period.

IWO Foundation - 15 weeks at BRNC. Basic navigation, academics (radar theory, stability etc), sea time in a P2000, possibility of RYA qualifications.

Common Fleet Time - 15 weeks in DD/FF/Capital Ship. CFT taskbook on wholeship knowledge. RoR to 80%.

IWO Nav/Aviation and Warfare - 7 weeks at MWS Collingwood. Intermediate Nav training (coastal navigation and pilotage), WECDIS course. Includes 3 weeks of basic warfare and aviation.

Specialist Fleet Time - 31(ish) weeks. Watchkeeping 1 in 4, 600 hours in total (some of which can be done in a merchant vessel). Get astronavigation ticket. Must be able to navigate in GPS denied environment. RoR to 90%.

IWO - 14 weeks at Collingwood. Starts with 3 weeks of prep - non-residential week, exam week, sea week.

Exams in RoR, tides, Astro, general navigation, relative Velocity.

Sea week - can you take a watch on your own? Coastal runs, busy shipping lanes, approaches to a port, night, restricted visibility scenarios. There will also be one or two emergencies.

If you pass both parts, then the rest of the course is other stuff (junior officer leadership training, prep to be officer of the day, DOs course, etc etc).

You'll join your first ship thereafter...

Hope this is helpful.

This post has really helped me thank you, do you have any insight into how much sea time an IWO could expect after passing out training?


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crash_evans

War Hero
I’ve spent longer in the NAG. Plus the 1/3 they took off me for LSSB.



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