What is the Criteria for Transfer to the QARANC?

The criteria for military personnel to be eligible to apply for transfer from their cap badge to the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) includes:

  • Medical employment standard: MFD.
  • OPG: B minimum.
  • Conduct: Exemplary.
  • Qualifications:
    • GCSE: Grade A*-C in English, Mathematics, and Science.
    • Alternatives are accepted for GCS English and Maths (L2 qualifications).
    • 120 UCAS tariff points (typically BBB) from maximum of three A/A2 level passes, or equivalent.

Potential candidates can further investigate their eligibility here.

Table 1 highlights the number of applicants who applied for transfer to the QARANC between 2016 and 2017.

Table 1: No. of applicants for transfer to the QARANC
Year 2016 2017
No. of Applicants 20 30
Successful Applicants 10 20


  • Under National Statistics rounding conventions all figures are rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded up to the nearest multiple of 10 to avoid systematic bias.
  • Figures below 5 are denoted by ¬.
  • Zero is denoted by -.
  • Totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and may not equal the sum of their parts.


FOI 2017/11769 dated 05 December 2017.


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