Hello once more. I have been studying at college for a BTEC national Diploma for IT practitioners. I have recently finished it; and if my calculations are correct, I will finish the course with a Merit and 2 passes (MPP). Before I started the BTEC I was in 6th form studying my A-levels. I quit after the first year. The reason being is that I didn't like the school and only realized this after the first 3 months. I decided to stick it out and complete the AS levels just in case they came in handy; but not really trying hard at them. I finished my AS levels with a in E chemistry and a D in psychology. Whilst studying for my BTEC I also completed 2 level 2 courses in communications and mathematics (these are worth 10 ucas points each, so 20 total). The BTEC itself gives me 160 points and the AS levels give me 50 points, whilst the 2 "key skills" certificates will give me 20 ucas points. This is a total of 230 points. My question is this: I have more than 180 points that the army require, as well as the needed grades in my GCSEs, but I am unsure if I these grades will be accepted as officer requirement. The trade I'm wanting to go into is a "Troop Commander" in the Royal Engineers. Would anyone from the Royal engineers or a recruiting office be able to tell me if my grades are acceptable to join the RE as a officer? If not, would a university degree (BSc in information technology) be sufficient? Thank you for reading. EDIT: I have forgotten to add this: At the beginning of the course all 3 of the armed services were accepting BTECs in their officer requirements, however I have noticed that both the RAF nor the Navy no longer accept them. This has caused me to worry whether or not my cause is actually valid for the army.