The Army, in fact all Services, encourage further education. There are the chances to do full degrees in most fields.Although I know infantry play an important and vital role I would prefer him to think about what skills/trade he could use when he comes out. He's set to get very good grades in his exams and I just think he needs to think a bit more about it all.
The guy at the careers centre (not a soldier, capita guy) told him that he knows an retired infantry soldier that has a teaching degree, health & safety degree and management qualifications. All well and good, but what are those qualifications in the real world. Does the teaching degree actually mean he can teach in a U.K. school or college? I think the careers advisors should be advising kids in a more productive way. They should see beyond a 15 year olds possibly romantic view of what an infantry soldier is.
I'm a teacher and it took me 4 years to get my degree. I had to work in schools and teach.
I hope I haven't offended anyone with my comments as I am in total admiration in all that you do in the military. I just want my son to make the best of his intelligence.