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Initial Navy Training (Officer)

Officer training comprises two parts: Phase One - Basic Training and Phase 2 - Professional Training. Basic Training, also known as Initial Naval Training (Officer) (INT(O))

What is it?

INT(O) will challenge both your mental and physical resolve. You will be trained and tested throughout key stages of the course, during which time you will get to experience the varying roles and responsibilities of an Officer in the Royal Navy. Phase 2 training is specific to your chosen specialisation, and its length is dependent on the branch and role you chose.

INT(O) is a physically demanding course, particularly in the first 15 weeks of Militarisation; you will need to ensure that you have adequately prepared prior to your arrival at BRNC. Keep up the good work you have done thus far in your preparation for the PJFT by following the Royal Navy Fitness Plan. Please note that this plan is a guide as to the nature of physical exercises that you will likely be subjected to during your training. You should aim to be at your peak physical condition when you arrive on day one at BRNC in order to stand yourself.

This 15-week course gives you all the basics, and includes:

  • Fitness tests and medical examination

  • Field-craft skills, map reading and survival techniques

  • Leadership training, Naval general training, weapon training, ceremonial training, physical training, basic first aid

  • Basic seamanship, navigation and boat handling

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Damage Control training

  • Battlefield Studies Package conducted in Normandy, France

  • Four-day, assessed practical leadership exercise on Dartmoor

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