I am wanting to join logistics as possibly an officer but I really don't want to stay and do A Levels at school could I do some college course equivalent. I am at GCSE stage and have decided that school isn't really for me.
That is very sound advice.Be very careful when taking "Equivelents" many colleges will convince you that their courses equate to A levels however their are even more employers who will not accept them as such.
Stick to "A" levels, you can do them at colleges of further education which are far more relaxed than schools
He is doing Uniformed Public Services. I was thinking of going Rating and do like the sound of it I don't really know. I have spent hours on the RN website trying to find a role rating mainly. I was originally thinking going MA, bit I went off that I was going to go for MWS and then AET but I am finding it hard to find the right job.I'm wondering whether you could also consider joining as a Rating, Mr B. There is a route to Officer from within the Royal Navy; it's not a given, but it can be done. If you feel really resistant to the idea of being in full time education at the moment, you might be happier applying as a Rating.
Which subject is your friend doing which sounds fun?
Still haven't done my GCSE'S yet but I am doing French, History, RE, Business and the all the core subjects.Colleges of Further Eduction normally treat their students in a more mature manner than schools.
However this means that to do well you need to study in a more mature fashion, ensuring that bothe coursework and assignments are carried out correctly.
May I ask what GCSE you attained and at what level?
Thanks a lot for all the replies they really have helped a lot I will find time for the AFCO in the near future and see how I do in my GCSE'S but rating does seem like a good idea.Please note the UCAS tariff changed in 2017.
For Logistics / Warfare officers:
'If you take your A-levels after the start of 2017, you need 72 UCAS points, including two non-overlapping subject areas
If you take your GCSEs after the start of 2017, you need 5 at grades 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths."
72 UCAS points is equivalent to DDD at A-level.
What are your target grades in maths/English and your top 3 other subjects?
If you're saying you prefer something a bit more "hands on" then rating is probably your best bet, and would mean you don't need A-levels.
If you're still keen to do the Public Services, then you could join the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) while you're at college and get an idea whether naval life is for you. However, I'm not sure how applicable Public Services is to other jobs - you may want to choose a course that will give you more options if you later decide not to join the RN.
In any case, go and talk to your local Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO) who will be able to give you much more detailed advice and help you narrow down what role(s) would fit you best.
Good luck with your GCSEs.
Plenty of time to brush up on the areas you found more difficult, though. You can work on those areas and then you will be at your best when you take the test. Make a special effort with the numeracy.Thanks for the link I didn't do amazing with 37% on Numeracy and Mechanical Comprehension 50% on reasoning and 67% on the verbal one.
Found my nearest office and will pop in soon Thanks for all the help everyone has given me.Plenty of time to brush up on the areas you found more difficult, though. You can work on those areas and then you will be at your best when you take the test. Make a special effort with the numeracy.
On reflection, I am wondering whether the best thing for you might be something like the course your friend is doing while you work your way through a Rating application, working on the areas you might find more difficult in the test and getting your fitness up to the right level.
Get advice from all sorts of people in the meantime, though, so that you make the best decision for you.
I think that it would be worthwhile seeking out your nearest Royal Navy Careers Advisors and calling in for a chat. They might be able to suggest jobs which will appeal to you and which you've missed on the website.
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