Hi I am 32 years old and want to join the RFA Cadet/Officer programme. However I fall short of the qualifications needed. I have Grade C in English, Science and Spanish and a Grade D in Maths. I left school 16 years ago. I have since gained some relevant qualifications in that time. I have passed my Yachtmaster and also have the STCW95 (Basic Training). I also have sailed The Atlantic 3 times and have a lot of sea miles. Would this get taken into account? Or do I need to go away and spend a year getting GCSE's again? My maths these days really isn't that bad. I have worked in a Plumbers Merchant for the last 10 years and have to number crunch in various ways in this job role.