Updates to the UCAS Tariff tables
From May 2022 the following changes will be implemented in the UCAS Tariff Tables:
- Tariff points can be assigned to all SCQF Level 6 qualifications (in the wider UK tariff points can be assigned to all Level 3 regulated qualifications)
- International qualifications will be removed from the Tariff Tables, except for the Irish Leaving Certificate
- It will no longer be possible to nominate a qualification for inclusion in the Tariff Tables.
The tariff update will be published on ucas.com the week commencing 23 May and will be applicable to students starting higher education from September 2023 onwards.
UCAS has worked collaboratively with SQA Accreditation, SQA Awarding Body and the SCQF Partnership over the previous months to ensure the highest number of Level 6 qualifications will receive points, and that these points will be aligned to the points that English, Welsh and Northern Irish qualifications will receive.
You may notice certain SCQF Level 6 qualifications are not included in the May update. This will be due to one of the following reasons:
- The qualification owner has requested the qualification is not included in the Tariff Tables
- The qualification has a range of SCQF Credits which has made assigning a single tariff value complicated, for example, some SVQs can have a wide span of SCQF Credits. SQA Accreditation and UCAS will be considering how to allocate tariff points to this group of qualifications in the future.
You can read more about the changes to the Tariff Tables on ucas.com here.