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LWilson

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What are the qualifications/educational requirements to join the Parachute Regiment as an officer?
 

LWilson

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Is it impossible to join without A-Levels? I am currently doing my GCSEs and I would like to join ASAP. If you need A-Levels I guess I will just have to wait another couple of years.
 
Is it impossible to join without A-Levels? I am currently doing my GCSEs and I would like to join ASAP. If you need A-Levels I guess I will just have to wait another couple of years.
Personally i would advise doing A-levels or equivalent, whether you wanted to go in as an officer, or as a private. That education will stand you in good stead, before, during and more importantly, after your army career.

Also, you will have around 2 years extra preparation time for fitness etc. Which as an aspiring para, you will be better off having.
 

greyfergie

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What he said^^^^ I know it can be frustrating and you want to join up yesterday but you’re still young and have bags of time to get ready
 

LWilson

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Personally i would advise doing A-levels or equivalent, whether you wanted to go in as an officer, or as a private. That education will stand you in good stead, before, during and more importantly, after your army career.

Also, you will have around 2 years extra preparation time for fitness etc. Which as an aspiring para, you will be better off having.
Your advice is extremely helpful. I will do A-Levels then join after. I didn't think about the 2 years extra preparation. Thank you.
 
Is it impossible to join without A-Levels? I am currently doing my GCSEs and I would like to join ASAP. If you need A-Levels I guess I will just have to wait another couple of years.
I read recently that 85% of people who start at Sandhurst have a university degree.
 
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