International Defence Training

International Defence Training (Royal Navy) provides training of the highest quality to the international defence community and maritime organisations.Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training) has responsibility for all Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) training.

Contents

This website and the associated catalogue provide readily accessible information on training available to the international community.

Britannia Naval College

Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) is a modern, military college steeped in traditional values, delivering learning that is inspiring, challenging and relevant to meet Fleet operational capability. It has been at the forefront of the education and development of world class Naval Officers in Dartmouth since 1863. This section shows the Initial Naval Training (Officer) courses available to international navies and maritime organisations, including language preparatory courses.

arabic language training information

This section contains some of our significant courses including Initial Naval Training (Officer) translated into Arabic script available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Warfare

This section shows the opportunities for training to be delivered in country or by the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) in the UK’s North and South Exercise areas.

Royal Marines Training

This section show Royal Marine training courses held at various Royal Marine locations available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Royal Marines Amphibious Training

This section show Royal Marines Amphibious training courses held at various Royal Marine locations available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Royal Marines Band Service

This section show Royal Marine Band Service training courses held at various Royal Marine locations available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Aviation

This section shows the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET – known as the dunker) and Helicopter Control courses delivered at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, and Flight Deck Operations courses delivered at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Hydrography, Meteorology and Oceanography

This section shows the courses available to Officers and Ratings of international navies and maritime organisations in Hydrography, Meteorology and Oceanography based at Flag Officer Sea Training Hydrography and Meteorology (FOST HM) school at Devonport.

Marine Engineering - Trade Training

This section shows the Marine Engineering Trade Training courses held at HMS Sultan available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Weapon Engineering

This section shows Systems Engineering and Management Course (Weapon Engineering) SEMC(WE) and other Weapon Engineering courses held at HMS Collingwood available to international navies and maritime organisations.

Air Engineering

This section show the Systems Engineering and Management Course (Air Engineering) – SEMC(AE) delivered at HMS Sultan, and Sea King Engineering courses delivered at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.

OPERATIONS - WARFARE OFFICER TRAINING

This section shows the courses available to international navies and maritime organisations for Warfare Officer Training delivered by the International and Commonwealth Training Unit (ICTU) as part of the Maritime Warfare School based at HMS Collingwood.

Operations - Warfare Doctrine and Planning

This section shows the courses available to international navies and maritime organisations for Warfare Doctrine and Planning training delivered by the Maritime Warfare Centre at HMS Collingwood and Permanent Joint Headquarters, at Northwood.

Damage Control and Sea Survival

This section shows the courses available to international navies and maritime organisations for training at the Phoenix Damage Repair and Instructional Unit (know as the DRIU), Firefighting Training Unit and Horsea Lake. This includes classroom, simulator and outdoor based training.

Submarines

The section shows courses run by the Royal Navy Submarine School at HMS Raleigh for Ratings of international navies and maritime organisations. Where possible training at the Submarine School is scenario based in purpose built simulators which replicate systems and compartments found on a submarine. Instruction also takes place in the classroom and on live pieces of equipment.

Diving

This section shows courses based at the Defence Diving School, Horsea Island, Portsmouth – the centre for all military diving training for UK Armed Forces and international navies and maritime organisations. Entry standards for these courses must be strictly adhered to.

Medical

This section shows the courses for the medical standards for Service Medical Officers and Civilian Medical Practitioner (CMP) training to cover the spectrum of diving related injuries and illnesses related to Military Occupational Diving and Service Recreational Diving.