Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Pre-Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

How many UCAS Tariff points are Access to HE Diplomas worth?

The number of Tariff points for the Access to HE Diploma varies between 48 and 144 points, dependent on your grade profile. A full breakdown of grade profiles and UCAS points is included in the UCAS Tariff Tables Guide.

UCAS Tariff Tables guide

Introduced last year, the current Tariff is entirely different to the version developed in 2001. This means that points under the two systems are not comparable. As a guide an A Level at Grade A on the old Tariff was 120 points, on the new Tariff it is 48 points. An Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Distinction, attracts the same number of tariff points as three A Levels at Grade A on the new tariff.

The tariff points listed apply to the QAA Access to HE Diploma first taught from 2014 and awarded since 2015 and will be used for applications submitted for the 2017 admissions cycle onwards (i.e. for students making applications from September 2016 for courses starting from September 2017.) This is because Access to HE qualifications can be used up to 5 years after they are achieved.

UCAS also provide a Tariff Calculator to help you work out how many points you can get from different qualifications at different grades.

Tariff Calculator

For more information about the new UCAS Tariff, please visit the UCAS website.

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