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Access to HE Diploma joins the UCAS Tariff system

8th January 2016 Date of publication

From September 2016 the Access to HE Diploma becomes part of the newly revised UCAS Tariff points.These points will be used for applications submitted for the 2017 admissions cycle onwards.

The inclusion of Access to HE Diplomas for the first time is part of a wide range of Tariff changes from September 2016.

Those qualifications currently on the UCAS Tariff system will continue to attract points under the new system but the methodology is changing radically.The new Tariff uses the qualifications’ size and grades to calculate the total Tariff points and the points themselves are changing too.

For example, A* on an A Level will receive 56 points under the new Tariff, compared with 140 points currently awarded.

The points students receive depends upon their grade credit profiles and whilst the table is inevitably long it is very straightforward to navigate.There is also a very useful Tariff calculator on the UCAS website which enables students to calculate any combination of Access to HE grade credit profiles.

The table below gives a few examples of grade combinations and the equivalent UCAS points.

The full table for all qualifications is available for download on the UCAS website, click here, and The Access to HE table itself can be found on page 72.

For further information please contact Jennie Lawson at ONE Awards.

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