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Irish Naval Service Short Term Courses

Short courses in the Irish Naval Service can be broken into two main groups, mandatory and elective. Mandatory courses are those required for a person to be eligible to serve aboard ship and include fire fighting, sea survival, PSSR and First Aid.

Elective courses are those which a person may wish to complete in order to open up new career opportunities in the future.

Elective Courses
Course Title Duration Certification Authority Cert Expiry
Computer Appreciation 1 week N/A INS No Expiry
ECDL 4 weeks ECDL / ICS INS No Expiry
RIB Training 10 days INS INS
Potential NCO’s INS INS No Expiry
Standard NCO’s INS INS No Expiry
Senior NCO’s INS INS No Expiry

ECDL: European Computer Driving Licence
ICS: Irish Computer Society
RIB: Rigid Inflatable Boat
NCO: Non-Commissioned Officer

Rib Training