UCAS Tariff points translate your qualifications and grades into a numerical value. Many qualifications (but not all) have a UCAS Tariff value, which will vary dependent on the qualification size, and the grade you achieved. This numerical value is used by HE course providers to assess whether you meet their entry requirements for a particular course.
Some universities, colleges, and conservatoires refer to UCAS Tariff points in their course entry requirements, but this doesn’t mean they won’t consider qualifications that don’t appear on the Tariff – so make sure you check the course entry requirements carefully!
You can look up your UCAS Tariff points by finding your qualifications in our Tariff tables (1.93 MB) or use our Tariff point calculator.
Not all qualifications are on the Tariff, so don’t worry if you can’t find your qualification, as a university, college, or conservatoire may still accept it. It’s a good idea to read the guidance notes in the Tariff calculator to understand how the Tariff works.
The video below explains how the Tariff points work for Access to HE Diploma courses. Watch this video if you're completing an Access course.
Speak to your teacher or adviser about your qualifications, grades, and higher education entry requirements. They will be able to advise you, as they understand how the Tariff points system works.
If not, you can contact us, and we can help you.