joining as officer

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by llyw, Jul 8, 2013.

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  1. I want to join the TA as an officer, i only have 140 ucas points, are exceptions made?
  2. sup rec

    sup rec LE Book Reviewer

    Nope - unless you have a degree then the requirement is there for a reason.
  3. i see, do you know if NVQ's can count towards it?
  4. Hi ilyw,

    For a breakdown on UCAS points check this link:

    Tariff Tables | UCAS | UCAS Tariff Table & UCAS Tariff Points

    Another strategy would be to take a part time HND and then after completing that then do part time honours year of your degree at a university or college.

    Time for completion 2-3 years max.
  5. sup rec

    sup rec LE Book Reviewer

    Good advice given by manpads. Do you also have the requisite GCSE's? A minimum of 35 ALIS points from the top 7 GCSE's which must include Maths, English Language and a science or foreign language at grade C or above
  6. cool thanks for the advice. I was just wondering, as in the job searches on the Army website it says "you should have 240" sounded like there was room for leeway.
  7. sup rec, yeah i have 12 GCSE's 1A 1C rest B's
  8. [h=3]Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)[/h][TABLE="width: 1"]
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    Read a summary of the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness and access the full Expert Group report.

    What in God's name is a Certificate of Personnel Effectiveness? You may as well have a note from your Mum: 'Oh go on, please let him in, he was such a lovely little boy'

  9. Do you have any of the following:

    A cycling proficiency badge?
    A membership for the Tufty Club?
    A Blue Peter Badge (triple points for a Gold one)?

    They will all help with entry in the TA.

    Failing that, try and get really good at a sport (say maybe Tennis) and win a major Championship (something like Wimbledon) and then the Prime Minister will grant you immunity from entry standards; together with your very own Knighthood.