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Expert Group Reports

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  • You can read a summary of some of the qualifications and their Expert Group Reports by clicking the links under the relevant tables.

A levels and AS – GCE & VCE

Grade Tariff points
GCE & AVCE Double Award A level with additional AS (9 units) GCE A level and AVCE GCE AS Double Award GCE AS & AS VCE  
A*A*         280
A*A         260
AA         240
AB         220
BB A*A       200
BC AA       180
  AB       170
CC         160
  BB       150
CD BC A*     140
DD CC A AA   120
  CD   AB   110
DE   B BB   100
  DD   BC   90
EE DE C CC   80
      CD   70
  EE D DD A 60
      DE B 50
    E EE C 40
        D 30
        E 20

Read a summary of GCE Advanced levels and access the full Expert Group report.

Read a summary of GCE Advanced Subsidiary levels and access the full Expert Group report

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF)

AAT NVQ Level 3 in Accounting

Advanced Extension Awards

Grade Tariff points
Distinction 40
Merit 20

Points for Advanced Extension Awards are over and above those gained from A level.

Read a summary of Advanced Extension Awards and access the full Expert Group report

Advanced Placement Programme (US & Canada)

AQA Level 3 Certificate in Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance

Grade Tariff points
A 60
B 50
C 40
D 30
E 20

Arts Award (Gold)

Grade Tariff points
Pass 35

Read a summary of the Arts Award (Gold)

ASDAN Community Volunteering Qualifications

ASDAN Level 3 Award of Personal Effectiveness (QCF) (AoPE)

Grade Tariff points
Pass 30

Points for the ASDAN AoPE come into effect for entry into higher education from 2013 onwards.
For the Tariff points for the ASDAN CoPE, please see 'Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)', or for the Tariff points for Key Skills, see 'Key Skills' below.

Read a summary of the ASDAN Award of Personal Effectiveness

Asset Languages Advanced Stage

  Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10
Speaking 28 20 12
Listening 25 18 11
Reading 25 18 11
Writing 25 18 11

Read a summary of the Asset Languages Advanced Stage

BCS Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced)

Grade Tariff points
Pass 40

British Horse Society

Grade Tariff points
Stage 3 Horse Knowledge & Care  
Pass 35
Stage 3 Riding  
Pass 35
Preliminary Teacher's Certificate  
Pass 35

Read a summary of British Horse Society / Equestrian Qualifications and access the full Expert Group report

BTEC Awards (NQF) (excluding BTEC National qualifications)

Grade Tariff points
  Group A Group B Group C
Distinction 20 30 40
Merit 13 20 26
Pass 7 10 13

Read a summary of the BTEC Awards and details of the subjects covered by each group

BTEC Certificates and Extended Certificates (NQF) (excluding BTEC National qualifications)

Grade Tariff points
  Group A Group B Group C Group D Extended Certificates
Distinction 40 60 80 100 60
Merit 26 40 52 65 40
Pass 13 20 26 35 20

Read a summary of the BTEC Certificates and Extended Certificates and details of the subjects covered by each group

BTEC Diplomas (NQF) (excluding BTEC National qualifications)

Grade Tariff points
  Group A Group B Group C
Distinction 80 100 120
Merit 52 65 80
Pass 26 35 40

Read a summary of the BTEC Diplomas and details of the subjects covered by each group

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF)

Grade   Tariff points
Diploma Certificate Subsidiary Certificate Award Subsidiary Award  
D*D*D*         420
D*D*D         400
D*DD         380
DDD         360
DDM         320
DMM D*D*       280
  D*D       260
MMM DD       240
    D*D*     210
MMP DM D*D     200
    DD     180
MPP MM DM     160
      D*   140
PPP MP MM D   120
    MP     100
  PP   M   80
        D* 70
    PP   D 60
      P M 40
        P 20

Points for the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF) came into effect for entry into higher education from 2013 onwards.

Read a summary of the BTEC Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development.

BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (First teaching September 2014)

Diploma Certificate Subsidiary Certificate Award Subsidiary Award Tariff points
D*D*D*         420
D*D*D         400
D*DD         380
DDD         360
DDM         320
DMM D*D*       280
  D*D       260
MMM DD       240
    D*D*     210
MMP DM D*D     200
    DD     180
MPP MM DM     160
      D*   140
PPP MP MM D   120
    MP     100
  PP   M   80
        D* 70
    PP   D 60
      P M 40
        P 20

BTEC National in Early Years (NQF)

Grade Tariff points
Theory   Practical  
Diploma Certificate    
DDD     320
DDM     280
DMM     240
MMM     220
  DD   200
MMP DM   160
MPP MM D 120
PPP MP M 80
  PP P 40

Points apply to the following qualifications only: BTEC National Diploma in Early Years (100/1279/5); BTEC National Certificate in Early Years (100/1280/1). The certification end date for these qualifications is 31 August 2010. For any other BTEC Early Years qualification, the BTEC Nationals score below applies.

Read a summary of the BTEC National in Early Years and access the full Expert Group report

BTEC Nationals (NQF)

Grade     Tariff points
Diploma Certificate Award  
DDD     360
DDM     320
DMM     280
MMM DD   240
MMP DM   200
MPP MM   160
PPP MP D 120
  PP M 80
    P 40

Read a summary of BTEC Nationals and access the full Expert Group report

BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals)

Grade Tariff points
Extended Diploma Diploma 90 credit Diploma Subsidiary Diploma Certificate  
D*D*D*         420
D*D*D         400
D*DD         380
DDD         360
DDM         320
DMM D*D*       280
  D*D       260
MMM DD       240
    D*D*     210
MMP DM D*D     200
    DD     180
MPP MM DM     160
      D*   140
PPP MP MM D   120
    MP     100
  PP   M   80
        D* 70
    PP   D 60
      P M 40
        P 20

Read a summary of the BTEC Nationals (QCF) Qualifications and details of the subjects included in the BTEC Nationals (QCF) and access the full Expert Group report

BTEC specialist (QCF)

Grade Tariff points
  Diploma Certificate Award
Distinction 120 60 20
Merit 80 40 13
Pass 40 20 7

Read a summary of the BTEC specialist (QCF) qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care & Education

Grade Tariff points Grade Tariff points Grade Tariff points
Award Certificate Diploma
A 30 A 110 A 360
B 25 B 90 B 300
C 20 C 70 C 240
D 15 D 55 D 180
E 10 E 35 E 120

Read a summary of the CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care & Education and access the full Expert Group report

CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)

Grade Tariff points Grade Tariff points Grade Tariff points
Award   Certificate   Diploma  
A* 35 A* 140 A* 420
A 30 A 110 A 360
B 25 B 90 B 300
C 20 C 70 C 240
D 15 D 55 D 180

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF)

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator (VRQ))

Grade Tariff points
A* 280
A 240
B 200
C 160
D 120

Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Grade Tariff points
Certificate of Proficiency in English Certificate in Advanced English  
A   140
B   110
C A 70

Read a summary of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Cambridge Pre-U

Grade Principal Subject Global Perspectives and Research Short Course
D1 To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed
D2 145 140 To be confirmed
D3 130 126 60
M1 115 112 53
M2 101 98 46
M3 87 84 39
P1 73 70 32
P2 59 56 26
P3 46 42 20

Read a summary of the Cambridge Pre-U and access the full Expert Group report

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

CISI Introduction to Securities and Investment

Grade Tariff points
Pass with Distinction 60
Pass with Merit 40
Pass 20

Read a summary of the CISI Introduction to Securities and Investment and access the full Expert Group report

CISI Level 3 Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment (from September 2014)

Grade Tariff points
A 60
B 50
C 40
D 30
E 20

 

CISI Level 3 Diploma in Finance, Risk & Investment

Grade Tariff points
A 120
B 100
C 80
D 60
E 40

 

City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications

Grade Tariff points
  Extended Diploma Diploma 90 Credit Diploma Subsidiary Diploma Certificate
Distinction* 420 280 210 140 70
Distinction 360 240 180 120 60
Merit 240 160 120 80 40
Pass 120 80 60 40 20

Read a summary of the City and Guilds Land Based Services level 3 qualifications suite (QCF), access the full Expert Group report and details of the subjects included

City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (NRF)

Grade Tariff points
D* 210
D 180
M 120
P 60

Core Maths

This includes:

  • AQA Level 3 Certificate Mathematical Studies
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics
  • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving
  • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context
  • WJEC Eduqas Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life
Grade Tariff points
A 60
B 50
C 40
D 30
E 20

Diploma in Fashion Retail

Grade Tariff points
Distinction 160
Merit 120
Pass 80

Applies to NQF and QCF versions of the qualification awarded by ABC Awards.

Read a summary of the Diploma in Fashion Retail and access the full Expert Group report

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design, and Art, Design & Media)

Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra (NQF)

Grade Tariff points
Pass 7

Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (NQF)

Grade Tariff points
Pass 7

Essential Skills (Northern Ireland)

Grade Tariff points
Level 2 10

For admission to HE from 2011 onwards, UCAS Tariff points will only be allocated to level 2 qualifications if both the following criteria are met:

  • They are broad skills qualifications – Core Skills, Essential Skills, Essential Skills Wales, Functional Skills, Key Skills.
  • They are being studied as part of a wider composite qualification, such as 14-19 Diplomas or Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Essential Skills Wales (including Wider Essential Skills Wales)

Grade Tariff points
Level 4 30
Level 3 20
Level 2 10

For admission to HE from 2011 onwards, UCAS Tariff points will only be allocated to level 2 qualifications if both the following criteria are met:

  • They are broad skills qualifications – Core Skills, Essential Skills, Essential Skills Wales, Functional Skills, Key Skills.
  • They are being studied as part of a wider composite qualification, such as 14-19 Diplomas or Welsh Baccalaureate.

Essential Skills Wales at levels 3 and 4 will continue to attract Tariff points in their own right. 

Extended Project (Stand alone)

Grade Tariff points
A* 70
A 60
B 50
C 40
D 30
E 20

Points cannot be counted if taken as part of Progression / Advanced Diploma. 

Free-standing Mathematics qualifications

Grade Tariff points
A 20
B 17
C 13
D 10
E 7

Covers free-standing Mathematics – Additional Maths, Using and applying Statistics, Working with Algebraic and Graphical Techniques, Modelling with Calculus. 

Functional Skills

Grade Tariff points
Level 2 10

For admission to HE from 2011 onwards, UCAS Tariff points will only be allocated to level 2 qualifications if both the following criteria are met:

  • They are broad skills qualifications – Core Skills, Essential Skills, Essential Skills Wales, Functional Skills, Key Skills.

  • They are being studied as part of a wider composite qualification, such as 14-19 Diplomas or Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Graded Dance and Vocational Graded Dance

Graded dance     Vocational graded dance   Tariff points
Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6 Advanced Foundation Intermediate  
      Distinction   70
Distinction       Distinction 65
Merit Distinction   Merit   55
        Merit 50
Pass Merit   Pass   45
    Distinction   Pass 40
  Pass Merit     35
    Pass     30

Read a summary of Graded Dance and Vocational Graded Dance and access the full Expert Group report.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Grade Tariff points
All subjects except Mathematics Mathematics compulsory component Mathematics optional components
5** 145 65 80
5* 130 60 70
5 120 45 60
4 80 35 50
3 40 25 40

Read a summary of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education and access the full Expert Group report