We've changed the UCAS Tariff because the old Tariff wasn't designed for lots of different qualifications. The new Tariff is based on a different number scale which allows more qualifications to be added to the UCAS Tariff. The new numbers are much lower than the old Tariff, because of the different way they are calculated. Universities and colleges will take this into account in their entry requirements.
UCAS Tariff points are allocated to qualifications generally studied when learners are aged 16-18. The UCAS Tariff points are changing for entry into higher education courses from September 2017, so we've developed this Tariff calculator to show the points for different qualifications.
Lots of qualifications aren't on the Tariff so don’t worry if you can’t find them on the calculator. This doesn't mean they aren't accepted by universities and colleges. They will accept a wide range of qualifications studied around the world so check the entry requirements in Course Search for the courses you're interested in.
Remember the new UCAS Tariff points only apply to Level 3 / SCQF Level 6 qualifications, not Level 2 qualifications such as GCSEs.
The main purpose of the UCAS Tariff is for universities to report data to government bodies. However some universities and colleges use UCAS points in their entry requirements so you may be interested in the points given to different qualifications.
The UCAS Tariff calculator is an indicative guide only.