seanie88 said:May i ask to what purpose you are doing you degree?
is it just for the RN or are you thinking get degree join the RN see the world get more qualifications , leave get a civi job and earn more money ??
cause (im not 100%) i think you can do things like betec's while you in like you can do your GCSE's.
i'm not a 100% like i say but its an option and it best to look at joing and what you want to do from diffrent angels. as it will only slow your enty and what you want to do in life down. i found that out the hard way i should have been in the RN 5 years this year but i went to college instead to try and improve my grades(needless to say it didn't work:-(. )
Yes you can do BTEC's with your education allowance, the mob pays 80% if it's relative to your branch and you can get time off for day release (I did an HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Plymouth CFE this way). You can also do GCSE's as I got a couple the same way. If joining as a rating, check what's available at the Education Centre, every shore base has one.