The Royal Navy proficiency syllabus bases its training emphasis on leadership, afloat activities and adventurous training. Annual camps are held at Britannia Royal Naval College (Dartmouth), HMS Bristol (Portsmouth) and the Garelochead Training Area (Scotland).
In addition to these camps there are over a hundred courses to choose from throughout the year, many leading to nationally-recognised qualifications. As well as the afloat activities, cadets can do scuba diving within school, and go on training courses that provide experience in :mountaineering, mountain biking, rock climbing, leadership, first aid, NPLQ, ice climbing, skiing, flying, shooting, and there is even a band course for budding musicians. These courses are sponsored by the Navy and therefore cost a fraction of the civilian equivalent.
Cadets can use these courses to go towards the completion of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
At School the pool and field day give us access to a range of afloat activities. On Field Days, weekend and during the holidays cadets have the opportunity to access a range of water-based activities, including: RYA Certified courses in dinghy, powerboat, yacht and motor cruising. There are power and sail boats in Portsmouth, Liverpool, Faslane and Torpoint for use. All courses are under the RYA Governance and can be checked out at the RYA Website
Field days include visits to the Portsmouth Naval Dockyard including HMS Victory, DRUI (Damage repair Instructional Unit)and Firefighting, DCCT (Dismounted Close Combat Trainer – HMS Collingwood), Bridge trainer (BRNC) and Isle of Wight sail or powerboat trips.