What will I have to do?
This course is designed to ensure that the Royal Navy is right for you and you are right for the Royal Navy. It gives you the opportunity to get a taste of life in the Royal Navy, ensures you are prepared for your Initial Navy Training at HMS Raleigh and gives you an understanding of what is expected of you when you are there.
The content includes:
- Your Initial Naval Training programme
- Introduction to expected fitness standards, Initial Military Fitness (IMF) and swim test
- Our ethos and values (C2DRIL)
- Kit maintenance, marching, discipline, teamwork and personal responsibilities
- Visit to a surface warship (CPC South) or submarine (CPC North)
- You will be required to pass the Royal Navy Fitness Assessment, following which you will be given direction on training and exercise you must conduct prior to joining the Royal Navy
- You will be required to pass the Pre-Joining Swimming Test. After completion of this you will be encouraged to conduct the Naval Swimming Test (NST) which you must pass in your first week at Initial Naval Training
Naval Swimming Test
To join the Royal Navy or Royal Marines you must be able to swim. The Naval Swimming Test is conducted in a swimming pool, where you will need to display your ability to operate in water. To pass the Naval Swimming Test you must be able to jump into deep water wearing overalls and tread water for 2 minutes.
On completion, you must be able to swim 50 metres (2 lengths) in a further 4 minutes – again in overalls – without touching the side or bottom, before climbing out unaided from the deep-end. In addition, you are expected to jump off a 3m diving board to simulate falling overboard. Non-swimmers will not be eligible to progress forward in to basic training.
Swim pass time:
50m within 4 minutes
2 minutes in overalls