What happens at raleigh

IconicBuck

Badgeman
I was reading a couple "blogs" thats recent recruits have put up, but its on a RN official site so it cant be exactly what to expect, more to my worry is the exams that happen... another maths and english one? does anyone know exactly what its about as the site does not specify it.

Thanks for the help (pre thanks)
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
You do key skills in Maths and English to see how good you are (or not as the case may be), you also do a LANTERN test (Litracy And Numeracy TEst RN which is a two tier system, you have to reach the the upper tier to be eligible for promotion.

You can do the LANTERN test as many times as you like during your career if you don't hack it first time around, it replaced the old NAMET us older farts had to do.
 

IconicBuck

Badgeman
You do key skills in Maths and English to see how good you are (or not as the case may be), you also do a LANTERN test (Litracy And Numeracy TEst RN which is a two tier system, you have to reach the the upper tier to be eligible for promotion.

You can do the LANTERN test as many times as you like during your career if you don't hack it first time around, it replaced the old NAMET us older farts had to do.

So am i right in thinking that this lantern test is important but at the same time not so as you can just retake later in life? i want to hopefully get to PO gunner ( thats the goal anyway ) so flunking it straight off wont effect me getting there will it? and this two tier system whats involved is it basics like adding ect and easy english within a time limit? would be really helpful to know as im shocking when it comes to maths but I'm alright at english.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Not done it myself as it wasn't applicable to me but if it's like NAMET it's not a brain stretcher. Your ambition is to be PO gunner?

I'd set your sights (pun intended) higher than that.

Just for for info, as of this month you don't need to have GSCE (A -C) in English and A.N.Other to be qualified for WO1 anymore.

Just to add, get the LANTERN out of the way at Raleigh, one less thing to think about when you're in the fleet.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Ninja, what happens if you already have level 2 key skills in Maths and English?

So far as I'm aware the Basic Skills test is undertaken by all those who don't hold GCSE Maths & English at grade C or better. It's not a pass/fail test, simply an assessment required by the government, not the Armed Forces. All it does is identify if further tuition is required during initial training.

The LANTERN system is for promotion and unless you hold GCSE's, so far as I'm aware, is required to progress your career.

Someone from Raleigh will hopefully be able to advise whether key skills are accepted in lieu of anything - I suspect it may not but would advise you take all educational qualification certificates with you when you join.
 

angry_mac

War Hero
Only Complete butt ******* idiots fail at Raleigh, if you can barely read, write, take your iPod into inappropriate situations, you'll make it into the fleet, where you can do untold damage to what was once a fine and professional navy. Don't worry about adding up and down (subtraction), I'm sure an over worked, demoralised, unappreciated Senior Rate will sort that doozy out for you.
 
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IconicBuck

Badgeman
Only Complete butt ******* idiots fail at Raleigh, if you can barely read, write, take your iPod into inappropriate situations, you'll make it into the fleet, where you can do untold damage to what was once a fine and professional navy. Don't worry about adding up and down (subtraction), I'm sure an over worked, demoralised, unappreciated Senior Rate will sort that doozy out for you.

haha thanks
 

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