Officer academic requirements

Hello everyone,

I am hoping to join the navy soon, and I would like to join as an officer if I can.
My question is this... Would an Access Diploma in Humanities be enough to allow me to enlist as an officer?
Upon completion of the course, I will have an A Level equivalent in History and English Literature, and will be entitled to then move on to university education.
I am worried that perhaps I will need to try and change to a more scientific course before September if I can. I am 28 years old, in case that matters.
My recruiter was not sure. Do any of you know?
Apologies if this is in the wrong place or has been answered elsewhere.

Thanks in advance.
 

soleil

War Hero
PDV

I've just looked at BR3, which includes coverage of the question of UCAS Equivalents.

It lists a few specific qualifications, the ones which are actually most likely to be offered to fulfil the UCAS Point Requirement (Irish Leaving Certificate, European Baccalaureate (EB), International Baccalaureate (IB), BTEC Certificate and BTEC Diploma) but adds the following:

Equivalencies for all other qualifications must be referred to CNR OES (Captain Naval Recruiting Officer Entry Section).

One of the RN Careers Advisors at your local AFCO should be able to help you further with this. Make sure that you provide him/her with copies of your certificates, details of the course content and information on any other qualifications which you hold. He/she can then contact CNR OES.
 

GreenGiant

Newbie
The Royal Navy have recently updated their requirements to enlist at any officer role.

You will need to meet the requirement of:

72 UCAS points, from results at a grade D or above.
5 GCSE's, including English and Maths both at B grade or above.
 

D108

Midshipman
The Royal Navy have recently updated their requirements to enlist at any officer role.

You will need to meet the requirement of:

72 UCAS points, from results at a grade D or above.
5 GCSE's, including English and Maths both at B grade or above.
I think they’re going to have to update them again then as GCSE’s are graded by numbers now!


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GreenGiant

Newbie
I think they’re going to have to update them again then as GCSE’s are graded by numbers now!


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Yes. It would be grade B for people who finished before September 2015 I believe, and a grade 6 for anyone who finished afterwards.
 
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Thanks for your replies, guys.
I spoke with a WO today when he rang to give me my psychometric results and he is going to make enquiries about the course I am on and whether it will suffice.
 
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