University College Birmingham Entry Requirements
2016/17 entry requirements
University College Birmingham welcomes students from all backgrounds and seeks to widen access to all those who are considered to have the potential to succeed in Higher Education. We have a flexible admissions system that recognises diverse learning pathways. In this context vocational qualifications are given the same status as academic qualifications. Access and Foundation courses are recognised and prior experience is also taken into consideration. For more information about how prior learning can be taken into consideration please read our transfer to UCB information.
The UCAS Tariff
The UCAS Tariff is a system of quantifying a range of different qualifications so that HE institutions can most accurately assess a student’s academic ability and potential to succeed on an HE course.
If you are studying for or have already completed a qualification included in the UCAS tariff, then we will in most cases make you an offer based on the tariff points. For VCE qualifications or the new GCE or BTEC National qualifications you will be expected to successfully complete a certain number of 6-unit, 12-unit or 18-unit awards to show depth of study. If you are studying for the Irish Leaving Certificate we will expect you to pass a certain number of subjects at the Higher level and for Scottish qualifications a certain number of Higher or Advanced Higher subjects. We will not normally ask for specific subjects for the above qualifications and we will accept GCE A level General Studies. Tariff points for the core element of the Welsh Baccalaureate are accepted, but tariff points from key skills are not.