UCAS Conservatoires: Tariff points

Find out how the UCAS Tariff works, and use our calculator to find out how many points your qualifications and grades have.

UCAS Tariff calculator

Based on the new Tariff, our calculator provides an indicative guide of how many points each qualification is awarded. (The link below takes you to the Undergraduate section of the website.)  

Five key things to know about the UCAS Tariff

  1. We changed the UCAS Tariff for courses starting from September 2017, so we could include more qualifications.
  2. The new Tariff simply uses a different set of numbers, which some conservatoires use to describe qualifications and grades in their entry requirements. 
  3. The new Tariff points are much lower than the original Tariff points. For example, an A level grade A* gets 56 points under the new Tariff, whereas before it got 140. The value of the A level remains the same, but conservatoires will just use lower Tariff numbers in their entry requirements than in previous years.
  4. Just because a qualification is on the Tariff, doesn't mean a conservatoire will accept it. Therefore, it’s really important to check the entry requirements for the course you’re interested in.
  5. There are only a certain number of qualifications on the Tariff. A conservatoire may accept a qualification even if it isn’t on the Tariff, so it’s best to check with them to see if they will accept your qualification. Remember, lots of course providers do not use Tariff points.
Speak to your teachers or advisers about your qualifications and conservatoire entry requirements. They'll know what's right for you and how the system works.

UCAS Tariff tables

You can also look up UCAS Tariff points by finding your qualifications in our  Tariff tables  (1.78 MB) 

Remember, not all qualifications are on the Tariff, so don’t worry if you can’t find your qualification, as a conservatoire may still accept it. It’s a good idea to read the guidance notes in the Tariff calculator to understand how the Tariff works.

If you have any questions...

You can contact us if you have any questions about the UCAS Tariff.