Apply for advisers and Adviser Track

View and approve your students' applications, and keep up-to-date with their progress.
View and approve your students' applications, and keep up-to-date with their progress.

To use Apply for advisers, you first need to become a UCAS registered centre. Then you’ll get adviser access to our online Apply service – here you can add references, check, approve, and submit your students’ applications. Subscribe to Adviser Track to keep up-to-date with your students’ applications, so you can give them appropriate advice.

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Become a UCAS registered centre

Schools, colleges, advisers, or agents can register with us to become a UCAS centre.
Schools, colleges, advisers, or agents can register with us to become a UCAS centre.

Once you become a UCAS registered centre, we'll make sure you have everything you need to support your applicants through the application process.

Adviser Track

Guides and resources

Access all the information you need to guide your students through the application process.
Access all the information you need to guide your students through the application process.

Sign up for our free adviser newsletter to get all the latest information, reminders, and events and training details straight to your inbox! Here you'll also find a wide range of guides and resources to support you, your students, and their parents.

UCAS Adviser Guide 2017 (1.46 MB)

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Toolkits for advisers

Our toolkits help you support and guide your students through each stage of their application.
Our toolkits help you support and guide your students through each stage of their application.

These help you pass on vital information to students – with handy tools like classroom exercises and mythbusters.

What is higher education?

Advice for referees

How to provide a reference for an applicant to higher education.
How to provide a reference for an applicant to higher education.

If you've been asked to provide a reference for an applicant to higher education, we have information and advice to help you, specific to the scheme they are applying through.

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Tariff information for advisers

The Tariff is used to allocate points to post-16 qualifications used for entry to higher education.
The Tariff is used to allocate points to post-16 qualifications used for entry to higher education.

Its purpose is to help universities and colleges understand the wide range of different qualifications students could study, in terms of their size and depth of study. We're introducing a new Tariff for courses starting from September 2017. Applicants to higher education from September 2016 may see the new UCAS Tariff used in university and college entry requirements.

Changes to the UCAS Tariff

Qualification reform

Qualifications in the UK are currently undergoing significant reform.
Qualifications in the UK are currently undergoing significant reform.

Here you'll find useful resources to provide you with information about qualification reform, including videos explaining the changes. You can also view statements from some higher education providers, explaining how they will accommodate qualification reform. Take a look at our qualification reform timeline, for details of subjects and qualifications which will be offered in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

International advisers

Find additional information, specific to international advisers.
Find additional information, specific to international advisers.

We support international tutors, agents, and advisers, on top of processing applications to hundreds of universities and colleges in the UK. To help you manage your students' applications to UK universities, you can become a UCAS registered centre and use Apply for advisers, which enables you to link students to your centre.

UCAS jargon buster

UCAS Progress advisers

UCAS Progress provides information and advice about post-GCSE education and training.
UCAS Progress provides information and advice about post-GCSE education and training.

UCAS Progress Search provides details of the post-16 courses and places to study in your area. It covers all options – academic courses, such as A levels, through to vocational courses such as BTECs, and work-based training like apprenticeships. If your students are registered with us, they can apply online and you can receive applications for your courses.

Introduction to UCAS Progress

Training and conferences

We offer a wide range of training sessions and presentations for new and experienced advisers.
We offer a wide range of training sessions and presentations for new and experienced advisers.

Our training is an excellent way to get in-depth information about the UK higher education application process. We offer a number of ways to train with us at various locations – at our headquarters in Cheltenham, at regional training days, and online. We also have different options for schools and colleges seeking in situ training for their staff, or a speaker for an event.

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