The training of petty officers
The petty officers study on basic, general, and master-level courses.
Petty officers are hands-on experts who work as conscript instructors and in tasks requiring special skills and knowhow. They regularly attend further training courses.
The basic-level studies begin as soon as possible after the petty officer has been assigned a permanent position in Navy service. The Army Academy gives training in subjects and skills that are common to all services. The service- and branch-specific studies are conducted at the Naval Academy.
A petty officer who has conducted basic level training may work, for example, as an instructor, operator or boatman.
The general-level studies are conducted after approximately 10 years of service and they comprise service- and branch-specific studies at the Naval Academy.
After this a petty officer can work, for example, as a Squad Leader, Chief Petty Officer or Guard Leader.
Master-level studies are conducted after approximately 20 years of service. They consist of studies that are common to all services, as well as service- and branch -specific studies.
The common studies are carried out at the Army, Navy and Air Force Academies respectively.
A master-level petty officer is entitled to work, for example, as a Senior Systems PO, Senior Maritime Surveillance PO or Guard Commander.
We arrange courses for all Navy branches:
- marine engineering
- maritime surveillance
- coastal defence
- drone operators
- chief stewards