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Schools Team availability – 29 May

Our offices will be closed on Monday 29 May 2017. We will open again as usual at 08:00 (UK time) on Tuesday 30 May.

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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Getting started as 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.

If you wish to become a UCAS registered centre, or are already a centre but new to advising applicants about the UCAS process, we have all the information you need to get started..

Confirmation and Clearing

Access to all the information and resources you need for results season.
Access to all the information and resources you need for results season.

Here you'll find quick links to key Confirmation and Clearing resources. Whether this is your first Clearing, or you're an experienced adviser, our Confirmation, Clearing, and Adjustment brochure (537.84 KB) is a must-read. It contains everything you need to know, including what's new for 2017.

Keep updated during Clearing

UCAS Correspondents will continue to receive our monthly email newsletter, but did you know colleagues can also sign up for a tailored version of our newsletter to get all the latest information and reminders?

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.

Writing references

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.

Writing references

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

Alternative options for your students

Students undecided about uni? There are other options for them to think about.
Students undecided about uni? There are other options for them to think about.

They could take a gap year, do an apprenticeship, traineeship, study overseas, work or volunteer.

We’ve expanded our content to provide information and advice, as part of our commitment to help students make informed choices about their post-16 and post-18 opportunities.

Training and conferences

We offer a number of dedicated training sessions, presentations, conferences, and events.
We offer a number of dedicated training sessions, presentations, conferences, and events.

These are designed for both new and experienced advisers – and provide  everything needed to help you help your students.

They’re an excellent way to get in-depth information about the UK higher education application process, as well as the other post-18 options available to your students. From training sessions held at our headquarters in Cheltenham, in-situ, and online, to conferences and exhibitions hosted right across the UK, there really is something for everyone.

Start searching now to find out how we can help you…

An introduction to UCAS training

Widening participation

We support national and regional goals around widening access and social mobility.
We support national and regional goals around widening access and social mobility.

Here you’ll find out how we support widening participation through our products and services by working in partnership with charities and other sector organisations to provide practical and inspiring information which includes:

  • analysis and output of application data 
  • advice and resources for under-represented groups and to support students’ individual needs
  • reports designed to inform public debate
  • the latest insights into application trends and behaviours
  • our contextual data service