In March 2023, UCAS began a project to allocate UCAS Tariff points to UK Level 3 and SCQF Level 6 apprenticeships.

The UCAS mission is to inspire and empower people to make aspirational choices about the full range of post-16 options. The inclusion of apprenticeships on the UCAS Tariff will enhance the visibility of pathways to higher education for apprentices, and support universities and colleges to understand apprenticeships alongside A levels, T Levels, and other Level 3 programmes of study.  

Following engagement with sector stakeholders from across the UK, UCAS has developed a model for allocatingTariff points to apprenticeships that we believe meets the aims and guiding principles of the project, as set out in the engagement document. UCAS now wants to take the views of the wider sector on this model.

After reviewing responses to the public engagement exercise, it is hoped that UCAS Tariff points for apprenticeships will be available for providers to consider when assessing applications to higher education from September 2024 onwards.

Next steps

We are inviting all interested parties to read the public engagement document (1.22 MB) and respond to the accompanying questions.

The engagement exercise is open for responses from Thursday 23 May 2024.

All feedback received will be reviewed and a formal announcement on the outcome will be made in the summer.

If you have any questions please contact