The primary function of The Naval College is to Train Naval personnel for effective naval operations in Defence of the State's interests. The Officer Commanding the Naval College reports directly to FOCNS on all matters related to Naval Service training.
The Naval College inducts, trains and educates Naval Service personnel for the challenges of naval life in the 21st Century. These challenges include an ability to respond effectively to the legal, political, economic and scientific challenges that will arise in an ever-changing global arena.
This capability is achieved through basic, continuous and specialist training and education benchmarked on the highest relevant standard.
The Naval College is broken into sub schools as follows:
Officer Training School Read more
Military and Naval Operational Training School Read more
School of Naval Engineering Read more
The Military training takes place at the Naval College facilities at the Naval Base Haulbowline in the centre of Cork Harbour.
The non-Military training takes place nearby at the state of the art National Maritime College of Ireland NMCI in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.
Find out more information about the Naval Service