What are UCAS tariff points?

29 October, 2021

UCAS points are awarded depending on the grade(s) you receive for your qualifications.

The UCAS points system is often used by universities for their entry requirements, although some may display grades instead. You get UCAS points on the successful completion of your qualification.

Universities may still consider qualifications which are not included in the points system, so always check entry requirements for the course you are interested in.

UCAS points tariff table and calculator

To estimate your UCAS tariff points and compare them to university requirements, you can download the new UCAS tariff table and simply use the UCAS points calculator.

UCAS points for A Levels and AS Levels

A Level and AS grades are converted into the following UCAS points:

AS Level A Level UCAS points
A* 56
A 48
B 40
C 32
D 24
A 20
B E 16
C 12
D 10
E 6

 

UCAS points for BTEC Level 3 National Diploma qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma grades are converted into the following UCAS points:

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma UCAS points UCAS points
D* D* 112
D* D 104
DD 96
DM 80
MM 64
MP 48
PP 31

 

If your qualification is not listed here, please speak to your tutor or use the UCAS points calculator to confirm your UCAS points.