Specialist Training

Communications. You'll learn about Voice & Data Communications, Morse Code (sound & flashing light), Flag Recognition (Semaphore and International Code of Signals).
Cook Steward. The basics will see you making tea, coffee & herbal tea and folding napkins. Before too long, you'll be preparing and running dinner and cocktail parties.
Mechanical Engineering training covers basic mechanics and maintenance of diesel & petrol engines. NVQs can be gained.
Electrical Engineering training covers basic electrics, electrical theory & equipment maintenance. NVQs can be gained. (Marine Engineering offers a combination of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.
First Aid is an important part of cadet training.You learn how to carry out vital lifesaving techniques and basic first aid skills with our qualified First Aid instructors. Most courses are HSE certificated.
Navigation. An understanding of practical navigation will be part of all waterborne activity, especially offshore sailing and cruising.
Physical Training / Sport & Recreation. These include Five -a-Side Football, Swimming, Athletics, Target Shooting, Orienteering, Sailing and Windsurf Racing, Canoe racing and many others.
Seamanship training includes all aspects of practical seamanship, rope work, rigging, sail making, splicing, navigation and chart work.
Writer Stores gives you the foundation for office-based work, including typing, spreadsheets, telephone skills, filing systems and basic stores monitoring / accounting. NVQs can be gained.

Proficiency badges are gained from Unit, District, Area, or National courses.

.117 Air Rifle. The Corps compete with other youth organisations at the Bisley Shoots each year. Most cadets will be offered training under very strict supervision with the .177 air rifle.
Small Bore Shooting (.22 Rifle). The Corps compete with other youth organisations at the Bisley Shoots each year. Most cadets will be offered training (under very strict supervision).
Full bore shooting is for more experienced cadets.
Expedition Training covers camp craft, map reading, expedition planning, day walking, overnight camping, outdoor cookery and elements of first aid. More adventurous Cadets may follow Mountain Leadership training including Skiing.Abseiling & Rock-Climbing are popular adventure activities for older cadets, who are trained by highly qualified instructors.
Meteorology. Each cadet requires a basic knowledge of meteorology. Courses at Royal Naval air stations are very popular.
Piping. Various 'pipings' are used to signal certain situations.
Duke of Edinburgh Award.