There are roles available in the Army which range from needing no GCSEs or other qualifications to join, to specialist roles requiring professional qualifications.

If you do not have exam results, as a result of COVID disruption, we will accept the grades you have been predicted or awarded by your school or college. It is worth remembering though, that there are lots of roles available in the Army, and we will almost certainly have something for you whatever grade you get.

  • To join as a soldier, you do not need any qualifications.

  • There are some roles, which may be more technical, where some qualifications are needed. These details can be found in the role descriptions in the role finder.

How to work out ALIS score

Add up the value of your top 7 results from the following:

  • 8 points for: GCSE A*/9, BTEC (level 2) Distinction*

  • 7.5 points for: GCSE Low A* - High A/8

  • 7 points for: GCSE A/7, NAT (level 5) A, BTEC (level 2) Distinction

  • 6 points for: GCSE B/6, NAT (level 5) B, BTEC (level 2) Merit

  • 5 points for: GCSE C/4&5, NAT (level 5) C, BTEC (level 2) Pass

  • 4 points for: GCSE D/3, NAT (level 5) D, NAT (level 4)

Soldier to Officer

GCSE passes or equivalent in 5 subjects, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 (or above) or the nationally recognised equivalent. If you do not meet this criteria you will undergo an assessment at the Army School of Education, Worthy Down, before being recommended for the selection process.

The Joining Process

Find out more about how to join.

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