The training of Deck Cadets of The British & Commonwealth Group was carefully planned to produce Officers that would possess the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to enable them to accept their responsibilities as Officers with confidence and efficiency and to pass their qualifying examinations.
The training was divided into four phases:
Phase I Training in a “Cadet Training Unit”
Phase II Service as a Deck Cadet in the fleet
Phase III Mid-Apprenticeship Release Course at a Navigation School