The UCAS Tariff is a means of allocating points to post-16 qualifications, based on a simple mathematical model which uses a qualification size and grading scale to generate a total number of points.
In July 2021, we entered a consultation period with higher education providers with the aim of improving the Tariff. Following the results of the 2021 survey together with student data analysis, UCAS will be making the following changes to the Tariff from 23 May 2022.
- Tariff points will be assigned to all UK regulated Level 3 (SCQF Level 6) qualifications.
- Tariff points will no longer be assigned to UK unregulated and international qualifications, except for the Irish Leaving Certificate.
We predict an increase in the number of domestic qualifications receiving Tariff points following these changes. Please note, any qualifications receiving points for the first time will apply to students starting higher education from September 2023 onwards.
- Check out the latest digital training module for more details on the Tariff and the changes outlined above.
- UCAS Tariff FAQs