University College Birmingham A Levels
2017/18 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 visit read please read our transfer to UCB information.
The UCAS Tariff 2017/18
The new UCAS Tariff points, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017, are based on a very different calculation of tariff points to that which has existed for the past 15 years. Although the number of points required appears to be less i.e. 96 instead of 240, overall, students will still need to achieve the same grades at Level 3 to meet course entry requirements. To calculate your new tariff points total please refer to the UCAS Tariff Calculator 2017/18 entry.
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.
|Qualifications||Grades needed for BA/BSc||Grades needed for FdA/FdSc|
|GCE AS/A||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points, to include a minimum of two A Level passes||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points, to include a minimum of one A level pass.|
|BTEC Nationals QCF||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points to be obtained from the Extended Diploma and Diploma. Subsidiary Diploma and Certificate can only be considered together with other qualifications.||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points, from the Extended Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma. Certificate can only be considered with other qualifications.|
|OCR Nationals||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points to include the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate can only be considered together with other qualifications.||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from the Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma.|
|CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points.||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points.|
|International Baccalaureate||Pass Diploma with a minimum of 104 points.||Certificate with a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points.|
|NVQ level 3||Can only be considered together with other qualifications.||Pass in an appropriate vocational area.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate||Can only be considered together with other qualifications||Certificate with a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points.|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points, to include passes in at least three subjects at Higher Level, or two subjects at Advanced Higher Level.||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points, to include passes in at least two subjects at Higher Level, or one subject at Advanced Higher Level.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points, to include passes in a minimum of three subjects at Higher Level.||A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points, to include passes in a minimum of two subjects at Higher Level.|
|Access to HE Diploma||A minimum of 96-104 UCAS Tariff points.||A minimum of 46 UCAS Tariff points.|