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Becoming an officer without A-levels

Hello, I’m looking to join the RN following the conclusion of my Bachelors in Classics as a warfare officer/warfare intelligence officer. All the information in regards to qualification indicates that A-levels or equivalent are a requirement, I’m curious if me having a bachelors without A-levels supplants this requirement, or if I would be required to undergo further (or in this case lesser) education to get UCAS points? I’d like to know this sooner rather than later as I could probably do some additional courses on the side whilst I finish out my degree, any help would be greatly appreciated, apologies if this is the incorrect place to post this
 
Hello, I’m looking to join the RN following the conclusion of my Bachelors in Classics as a warfare officer/warfare intelligence officer. All the information in regards to qualification indicates that A-levels or equivalent are a requirement, I’m curious if me having a bachelors without A-levels supplants this requirement, or if I would be required to undergo further (or in this case lesser) education to get UCAS points? I’d like to know this sooner rather than later as I could probably do some additional courses on the side whilst I finish out my degree, any help would be greatly appreciated, apologies if this is the incorrect place to post this
As this is an unofficial Navy forum your better off going official and getting the answer your after from a recruiter so best bet is a trip to your nearest AFCO. (Armed Forces Career Office).
 
If you can do them alongside your existing degree I would crack on and get them to save any issues later.

Any AFCO would be able to tell you I am sure.
 
As this is an unofficial Navy forum your better off going official and getting the answer your after from a recruiter so best bet is a trip to your nearest AFCO. (Armed Forces Career Office).
Unfortunately, AFCO had no idea when I called them earlier, hence why I’ve come to this forum to seek some form of guidance, I’ll take any form of experienced speculation, obviously official route aren’t keen to speculate as that can often backfire if speculation proves incorrect
 
If you can do them alongside your existing degree I would crack on and get them to save any issues later.

Any AFCO would be able to tell you I am sure.
Whilst that would be logical, it’s a path I’d like to avoid as I am currently working full time, and studying for a degree full time. No sense adding more workload unnecessarily
 
Unfortunately, AFCO had no idea when I called them earlier, t
Hmmmm....If your AFCO does not know it is their duty to find out on your behalf. Simply knocking the question back to you they are just being lazy IMO. Ring them back and request they make further enquiries on your behalf as I'm sure that somewhere are the rules dictating your problem.
 
Unfortunately, AFCO had no idea when I called them earlier, hence why I’ve come to this forum to seek some form of guidance, I’ll take any form of experienced speculation, obviously official route aren’t keen to speculate as that can often backfire if speculation proves incorrect
I can understand why you come on here BUT!!
We are mostly ex serving or folk like yourself, looking for advice. Which, non of us a qualified to give, giving either false hope or just plain bollox. Neither of which is helpful.
No! Get yourself down and have a face to face with a recruiter. Put them on the spot. Demand, (not forcefully), answers. It is their job.

Many jobs when asking for qualifications sometimes state, 'or the equivalent'. Check and if that is the case - maybe another avenue to pursue. If your degree is relevant you may be granted a waiver. Until you talk to a recruiter your never going to find out.
 
I think UCAS points are what they use and they are from quals pre degree. I don't think a degree gives you the points. Its a back to front system by the looks of it. Probably a throw back from requiring A Levels to get a degree and not as it is these days.

I'm in the same boat, have a degree but don't have any A Levels, however I was an air fitter and not an officer.
 
I have found my answer, putting it here for any future hopefuls.

UCAS points are required, even if one has a degree. However, if someone were to apply to a different role, and register interest in the officer equivalent (so in my case I apply as a warfare specialist and register interest as a warfare officer) the recruitment process can attempt to generate a waiver for the necessity of A-Levels specifically, provided the applicant has a higher level of education in a semi relevant subject (surprisingly a classics degree is a semi relevant subject apparently) and is in other regards an excellent applicant (no medical issues, excelling in fitness etc)
 
I have found my answer, putting it here for any future hopefuls.

UCAS points are required, even if one has a degree. However, if someone were to apply to a different role, and register interest in the officer equivalent (so in my case I apply as a warfare specialist and register interest as a warfare officer) the recruitment process can attempt to generate a waiver for the necessity of A-Levels specifically, provided the applicant has a higher level of education in a semi relevant subject (surprisingly a classics degree is a semi relevant subject apparently) and is in other regards an excellent applicant (no medical issues, excelling in fitness etc)
BZ (naval talk for well done), a potential occifer candidate who actually managed to do some research and find the answer to his/her question.

Good luck with your application.
 

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