Instruction is a section of the Education department and provides (inter)national and NATO courses in the Dutch, French and English languages. The classrooms and cubicles are equipped with modern didactic means. If you need a room during your education at Eguermin, do not hesitate to ask for here.
The instruction section offers procedural, tactical and technical education to personnel serving on board of mine countermeasure vessels of the Belgian Naval Component and the Royal Netherlands Navy. This includes courses for operators, technicians, (assistant) minehunting officers and commanding officers.
The instruction section also offers education to officers from NATO-countries. Education contains lectures, wargames, staff work, briefings, study trips and theoretical exams and consists of 4 modules with a total duration of 18 weeks.
The 4 modules are named as follows:
– NMWAC-N: Naval Mine Warfare Awareness Course-NATO (1 week)
– OPP-7QMP-N: Operational Planning Process – 7 Questions Model Process–NATO (1 week)
– PWO-MCM: Principal Warfare Officer – MCM (9 Weeks)
– SO-MCM: Staff Officer- MCM (7 weeks)
When successfully passed the students are able to fulfill a job as a MCM staff officer in an (inter)national staff and are a subject matter expert in naval mine warfare.
Finally the instruction section offers education to officers from PfP- and non NATO-countries.
One course is the NMWAC-I (naval mine warfare awareness course). The aim of that one week course is to provide non naval mine warfare officers, serving or designated to serve on board of a surface combatant or in a staff of a naval commander, with information to enable them to understand the challenges in naval mine warfare in relation to maritime operations in or close to a mine threat area.
Another course deals with the planning and evaluation of naval mine warfare operations and the software tools which can be used for this purpose (MCM Expert). The duration is also one week.