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Royal Naval College

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 149567, tabled on 4 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people entering courses at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in each of the last five years; and on which courses each of those enrolled.

Answered on

7 June 2018

The number of individuals entering each course conducted at the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in each of the last five calendar years is provided in the table below.

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Initial Naval Training (Officer)

243

272

344

361

356

International Courses

-

10

19

26

26

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

23

42

94

60

39

Junior Officers’ Leadership Course

-

166

133

167

183

Warrant Officers’ Staff Course

-

73

60

114

79

Naval Analysis Course

192

192

192

192

192

Royal Naval Reserve Confirmation Course

23

15

31

21

23

Royal Naval Reserve Accelerated Officer Programme

-

-

39

30

28

Notes:

  1. Initial Naval Training (Officer). Represents the annual totals for the 29-week, Phase 1 training.
  1. International Courses. Represents the total number of overseas officers studying on academic courses hosted at BRNC and run in partnership with the University of Plymouth. This programme commenced in 2014.
  1. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Training. Seven-week Phase 1 training for the RFA. A peak in RFA training numbers occurred in 2015 due to an increase in direct entrants.

4. Junior Officers’ Leadership Course. Two-week, through life, course run by the Royal Naval Leadership Academy (RNLA) but conducted at BRNC. Due to changes to the manner in which information was recorded by RNLA, figures for 2013 are not centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

5. Warrant Officers’ Staff Course. One week, through life, course run by the RNLA but conducted at BRNC. Due to changes to the manner in which information was managed by RNLA, figures for 2013 are not centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

6. Naval Analysis Course. One-week course to prepare for the Intermediate Command and Staff Course.

7. Royal Naval Reserve Confirmation Course. Two-week course held at BRNC as the culmination of a two-year Reserve training programme.

8. Royal Naval Reserve Accelerated Officer Programme. A fast track, eight-week course (four of which are hosted at BRNC) introduced in 2015.

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