Hi All, I understand that to be a WEO through direct entry you would need a degree in an engineering based subject. If one was to go through the Upper Yardman Scheme would this still apply? The reason I ask is that although I start basic training in a week, I would have liked to have gone for officer. My careers adviser had said that I would be better suited to this. Unfortunately, I don't have the required qualifications and I am currently not in a position where it is possible for me to obtain them. I am going in as an ET(WE) and thought it best to pursue this route even if it means studying for a degree whilst working, however I am under no illusion of how many years it could take to gain a degree. If I decide to take this route I will probably be much older than the other cadets. Would this effect how far up the promotion ladder I could get or would I pass out at a higher rank considering the experience I would have gained as a rating. Would it in fact, be a much better idea to go for Warfare Officer where the degree barrier isn't a problem. I am 19 at the moment and only have 12 GCSEs A*-C. I may appear to be presumptuous, but I am aware that I may never even make it past AIB Thanks in advance, any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Jack!