18 April, 2009


International Defence Training (Royal Navy)

Catalogue Introduction

What can you expect from Royal Navy training?

  • Contemporary training delivered by professional instructors
  • High-tech equipment in state-of-the-art surroundings
  • A knowledge of practical as well as theoretical applications
  • The broadening of personal experience Opportunities only available in larger training establishments
  • A history of excellence and a determination to continue that tradition

The Royal Navy (RN) has a long and proud tradition of training international Service and civilian personnel at a wide range of naval training establishments throughout the United Kingdom (UK).

International Defence Training (Royal Navy)
The aim of the International Defence Training (Royal Navy) (IDT(RN)) section is to promote and deliver UK based maritime training to overseas military students. The IDT(RN) staff provide a link between the individual training establishments and overseas customer countries, primarily through the Defence liaison system.

This catalogue outlines most of the RN and Royal Marine (RM) courses that are available. Training can be provided for most specialisations and equipment currently used by the RN and RM. Availability is subject to course capacity and any overriding security constraints. Additional courses are available and details on these can be provided upon request.

How to book courses
Training requests are normally received via a country’s High Commission / Embassy in London or through the UK Defence Attaché in the country concerned. A written request (either letter or facsimile) should be sent to IDT(RN) with details of the training required and how it will be funded (see fees and funding for further information). Ideally, training requests should be with IDT(RN) six months before the start of the course. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests at shorter notice.

What is the process after that?

  • On receiving the application IDT(RN) will confirm the course dates, availability, and costs, as well as any necessary security clearances
  • A formal offer of training will then be sent. This will confirm the conditions of the training including the dates, number of student places, and prices (tuition as well as messing and accommodation costs). The offer will also confirm the reply dates needed to confi rm the places, and when the individual student details must be provided to IDT(RN).
  • Acceptance of offers of training must be received, in writing, no later than the date specified in the offer letter. Acceptance implies agreement to the notified conditions and charges. Please note that if no reply is received by the date specifi ed in the offer letter it will be assumed that the places are no longer required and they may be re-allocated to another customer.
  • IDT(RN) must then be advised of the participating students’ details. Following this, a Certificate of Security and Assurance for each student must be provided. This is a military consent advising the level of clearance granted to the student for receipt of his or her own national information. It also gives an assurance that any UK information passed to the student will be protected. The Certificate must be provided two months prior to the course commencement.
  • IDT(RN) will then send out a Formal Nomination letter to the Embassy / High Commission outlining all of the course and student details.

Application Process

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