Is anyone able to confirm how strictly the qualification rules / guidelines are enforced with regard to TA Officer selection? I left school (several eons ago) with 9 good GCSEâs (grades A-C) but stupidly decided to get a job rather than continue with my education and hence donât hold the prescribed 2 A Levels. I am in the Fire Service and hold the rank of Watch Manager (roughly equivalent to Police Inspector) and would therefore hope to be able to demonstrate at least a degree of competence in leadership skills etc. Along the way I have accumulated various vocational quals (NVQ 3 being the highest) is this sufficient? The website doesn't expand on what "or equivalentâ is? Also, having had a trawl through recent posts it seems that money is somewhat scarce within the TA at the mo, is this affecting recruitment? several units seem to be getting the chop - I am in Durham but can easily travel to Gateshead or Newcastle and therefore have several local units (RAC / RA / RE / RLC â also an Infantry unit but at 32 think I am a bit past it for this) to choose from, are any more desperate than others??