I did not get B grades in English and Maths. This means i'm not qualified for the RFA cadetship course. However there was another way i can be deck officer as well. They haven't listed any requirements other than the qualifications you will recieve after training: RFA Deck Officer |Royal Navy If i cannot become an officer, am i able to join as a raiting and build my way up to an officer rank?£16,000 is pretty bad pay. Thank you. EDIT: I plan on joining next year when I'm almost 18.