I've been a longtime lurker on this forum and have learnt lots of interesting things about lots of different subjects I've always had an interest in the military particularly the role of an officer. From about the age of 18 I'd been semi seriously training to join the marines as an officer and got to a decent level of fitness or at least for a starting point for serious training, (by semi serious training i mean trying to fit it round 12-16 hour days doing extremely heavy manual labour through out my apprenticeship) and studying to complete a HNC. Then due to an extremely stressful two years in my personal life i stopped training and had to stop the HNC, so my fitness dramatically dropped and given the fact I turn 25 in july I came to the realisation that joining the marines as an officer isn't going to happen, however recently I've started working on my fitness again and I came to learn that the army accepts officer cadets upto the age of 28 and 11 months so there is possibly still an option to be an officer. The current coronavirus epidemic and the instability it is causing on my current job is making me seriously think about what direction I want my career to go. To join as an officer I'd need 72 ucas points but because I did a level 2 apprenticeship instead of a levels I dont think i have any. To progress in my current industry i would need to complete the HNC that I started which i an considering doing but I am also considering the officer route as well, but would completing the HNC mean I now meet the educational requirements to join the army as an officer or would I have to do A levels instead? I'm currently at a cross road in my career and unsure what the best next step would be. Sorry for such a long introduction post,thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully somebody could offer some insight.