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Alternative provider student record 2016/17 - Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry

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Alternative provider student record 2016/17 - Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry

Version 1.1 Produced 2016-09-29

The following three tables provide details of the qualification grades that are valid with particular entry qualifications. These are provided for guidance when submitting data in the QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE and QualificationsOnEntry.QUALGRADE fields. This information is split into three categories for ease of reference.

Jump directly to each subset of qualifications:
Planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation
Not planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation, grade structure known
Not planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation, no confirmed grade structure

Planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation:

Please note that within the Specification for the UCAS data for HESA transaction, in some cases UCAS has assigned the same QUALTYPE code to a qualification which may be awarded at more than one level of achievement. It is assumed that where this QUALTYPE is returned to HESA, the qualification is achieved at level 3.

Where a QUALTYPE code applies to a qualification which may be awarded at more than one level of achievement, only the level 3 QUALGRADEs are documented in the table.

QUALTYPE Qualification QUALGRADEs Notes and any specific subject code (QUALSBJ) restrictions Available through the UCAS ABL transaction?
AT AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) P Replaces the 'Level 3 NVQ in Accounting' (AG) from 2012/13. Y
PA Advanced Diploma A*, *, A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
PD Progression Diploma A*, *, A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
PR Principal Learning A*, *, A, B, C, D, E, U, X # is valid as a second character, but is not required. Includes Principal Learning Wales Y
EP Extended Project A*, *, A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X Y
AE Advanced Extension Award D, M, U, Q, CC, X Y
AK AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
AJ AQA Level 3 Certificate in Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance A, B, C, D, E, U, X Subject: E80 Y
AY AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Cyber Security and Security Administration D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A3 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Business: Marketing (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A4 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Design Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A5 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Mechatronic Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A6 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Power Network Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A7 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Networking (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A8 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Programming (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A9 AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: User Support (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
AF ASDAN Level 3 Award of Personal Effectiveness (QCF) (AoPE) P, CC, X Y
AL Asset Languages (Advanced level) - Listening 10, 11, 12, U, X Y
AP Asset Languages (Advanced level) - Speaking 10, 11, 12, U, X Y
AR Asset Languages (Advanced level) - Reading 10, 11, 12, U, X Y
AW Asset Languages (Advanced level) - Writing 10, 11, 12, U, X Y
B5, B BTEC National Award (NQF) D,M,P,U,X NQF. B5 is the current valid UCAS code; HESA historical code 'B' is also valid for qualifications B5, B6,and B7, and when examined in combination with the grade structure will indicate the level of the qualification. Y
B6, B BTEC National Certificate (NQF) DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,U,X NQF. B6 is the current valid UCAS code; HESA historical code 'B' is also valid for qualifications B5, B6,and B7, and when examined in combination with the grade structure will indicate the level of the qualification. Y
B7, B BTEC National Diploma (NQF) DDD,DDM,DMM,MMM,MMP,MPP,PPP,U,X NQF. B7 is the current valid UCAS code; HESA historical code 'B' is also valid for qualifications B5, B6,and B7, and when examined in combination with the grade structure will indicate the level of the qualification. D*D*D*, D*D*D and D*DD are not valid grades for this qualification, and these have been removed. Y
BE BTEC National in Early Years (NQF) Practical: D, M, P ; Certificate: DD, DM, MM, MP, PP ; Diploma: DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM, MMP, MPP, PPP. X also used. NQF. Subject restriction to 78E Y
0B BTEC Lvl 3 Award Group A (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
1C BTEC Lvl 3 Award Group B (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
2C BTEC Lvl 3 Award Group C (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
3C BTEC Certificate Group A (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
4B BTEC Certificate Group B (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
5B BTEC Certificate Group C (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
6B BTEC Certificate Group D (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
BB BTEC Lvl 3 Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
BY BTEC Lvl 3 Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
7B BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group A (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
8B BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group B (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
9B BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group C (NQF/ASL) D,M,P,U Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) Y
BD BTEC Lvl 3 National Award (NQF/CQF) D,M,P NQF Y
4C BTEC Lvl 3 National Certificate (NQF/CQF) DD,DM,MM,MP,PP NQF Y
5C BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Diploma D*D*D*,D*D*D,D*DD,DDD,DDM,DMM,MMM,MMP,MPP,PPP,U,X NQF Y
6C BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Certificate D*D*,D*D,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,X NQF Y
7C BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Subsidiary Certificate D*D*,D*D,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,U,X NQF Y
8C BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Award D*,D,M,P,U,X NQF Y
9C BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Subsidiary Award D*,D,M,P,U,X NQF Y
BF BTEC Lvl 3 National Diploma (NQF/CQF) DDD,DDM,DMM,MMM,MMP,MPP,PPP,P NQF Y
B4 BTEC Lvl 3 Cert (= 50% of National Award 28-36) (QCF) (D*),S,D,M,P,X QCF Y
B3 BTEC Lvl 3 Subsidiary Dip (was National Award 60+) (QCF) (D*),S,D,M,P,U,X QCF Y
B2 BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (was National Certificate 120+) (QCF) (D*D*),SS,(D*D),SD,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,U,X QCF Y
BZ BTEC 90 Credit Diploma (QCF) (D*D*)SS,(D*D)SD,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,U,X QCF Y
B1 BTEC Lvl 3 Extended Dip. (was National Dip. 180+) (QCF) (D*D*D*)SSS,(D*D*D)SSD,(D*DD)SDD, DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM, MMP, MPP, PPP, U, X QCF Y
BT BTEC Lvl 3 Cert (= 50% of National Award 28-36) (QCF/CQF) (D*),S,D,M,P,X QCF Y
BU BTEC Lvl 3 Subsidiary Dip (was National Award 60+) (QCF/CQF) (D*),S,D,M,P,X QCF Y
BV BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (was National Certificate 120+) (QCF/CQF) (D*D*),SS,(D*D),SD,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,X QCF Y
BW BTEC Lvl 3 Extended Dip (was National Dip. 180+) (QCF/CQF) (D*D*D*)SSS,(D*D*D)SSD,(D*DD)SDD,DDD,DDM,DMM,MMM,MMP,MPP,PPP,X QCF Y
BI BTEC Lvl 3 Foundation Diploma 120 (QCF/FAD) D,M,P,X QCF/FAD Y
BX BTEC Lvl 3 Foundation Diploma (NQF/FAD) D,M,P NQF/FAD Y
1B BTEC Specialist Diploma (QCF) D,M,P,X QCF Specialist Y
2B BTEC Specialist Certificate (QCF) D,M,P,X QCF Specialist Y
3B BTEC Specialist Award (QCF) D,M,P,X QCF Specialist Y
AC CACHE Theory AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, X N12. Pre 2009 qualification. Y
CA CACHE Practical A, B, C, D, E, X N13. Pre 2009 qualification. Y
CC CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education A, B, C, D, E, X Subject N15 Y
CD CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education A, B, C, D, E, X Subject N14 Y
CE CACHE Award in Child Care and Education A, B, C, D, E, X Subject N16 Y
CJ CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D, X Y
CK CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D, X Y
CL CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D, X Y
CW CACHE Extended Diploma for Children & young people workforce A*,A,B,C,D,E,X Y
CB CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) A*,A,B,C,D,E,X Y
UC Cambridge Pre-U - Principal subject D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, Q, U, X Y
UG Cambridge Pre-U - Global Perspectives & Independent Research Project D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, Q, U, UG, W, X Y
US Cambridge Pre-U - Short Course D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, Q, U, X Y
C1 Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) A, B, C, F, Q, V, W, X, Z Y
C2 Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) A, B, C, Q, V, W, X, Z, - Y
ME Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering A*, A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
YE Certificate for Young Enterprise D, M, P, X Y
SI CISI Introduction to Securities and Investment D, M, P Y
N1 City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Extended Diploma D*, D, M, P, X Y
N2 City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Diploma D*, D, M, P, X Y
N3 City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Subsidiary Diploma D*, D, M, P Y
N4 City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Certificate D*, D, M, P, X Y
N5 City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: 90 Credit Diploma D*, D, M, P Y
N6 City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E Y
N9 City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate (360) D*, D, M, P Y
N0 City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (540) D*, D, M, P Y
NA City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) D*, D, M, P Y
NB City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) D*, D, M, P Y
NE City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (NRF) D*, D, M, P Y
NF City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Northern Ireland and Wales) D*, D, M, P Y
VA Community Volunteering Award P, X Y
VC Community Volunteering Certificate P, X Y
CO Cope (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) Awards P, F, X K15 Y
FA Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) Distinction, Merit, Pass, D, M, P Subject F16, F18, F19 N
EY Edexcel BTEC National Award in Early Years D, M, P Y
EE Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Early Years DDD, DDM, DMM, MMM, MMP, MPP, PPP Y
EF Edexcel BTEC National Certificate in Early Years DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
PB Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra (NQF) P, U, X Subject A42 Y
PC Edexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (NQF) P, U, X Subject S40 Y
EA EDI level 3 certificate in Accounting P, M, D, F, X Subject A36 Y
EI EDI level 3 Certificate in Accounting (IAS) P, M, D, F, X Subject A29 Y
EQ EQL level 3 Certificate (British Horse Society) P H56, H57, H58 Y
FD Financial Services (Diploma) A*, A, B, C, D, E, U, X F14 Y
FS Financial Services (Certificate) A*, A, B, C, D, E, U, X F13 Y
FM Free Standing Maths A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X # is valid as a second character with grade U, but not required Y
A GCE Advanced Level A*, *, A, B, C, D, E, N, Q, U, X # is a partial absence indicator and is valid as a second character but is not required. OCR also provides grades d, m and p as a second character for the oral component in language subjects, and these are valid as a second character but not required Y
A1, AS GCE Advanced Subsidiary A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X # is valid as a second character, but is not required. Grades d, m and p are valid as a second character but are not required. A1 is the current valid UCAS code; AS is also valid. Y
1E GCE Advanced Subsidiary (England) A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X Reformed AS level, first taught from 2015/16 Y
1N GCE Advanced Subsidiary (Northern Ireland) A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X Reformed AS level, first taught from 2015/16 Y
1W GCE Advanced Subsidiary (Wales) A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X Reformed AS level, first taught from 2015/16 Y
DA GCE Advanced Double Award (A level (Double)) **, *A, A*A, A*A*, AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, Q, U, UU, X, XX # is valid as a second, third or fourth character in combination with the two-letter codes and code U, but is not required Y
AD GCE Advanced Subsidiary Double Award (AS Level (Double)) AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, Q, U, UU, X, XX # is valid as a second, third or fourth character in combination with the two-letter codes and code U, but is not required Y
9U GCE 9 Unit Award A*A, *, A*, *A, A, AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, E, EE, U, X, Q Y
AN GCE Advanced Level with Advanced Subsidiary (9 units) A*A, *, A*, *A, AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, U, X, Q N
G6 Graded Dance: Grade 6 D, M, P Y
G7 Graded Dance: Grade 7 D, M, P Y
G8 Graded Dance: Grade 8 D, M, P Y
IE IB Total points Two digit numeric value or 0 or X (24-45 will attract tariff) T33 Y
IB IB Higher Level (Int. Baccalaureate) H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HN, HP, X (Note that Grade H (to indicate incomplete result) will not be valid) Y
ID IB Bonus points 0, 1, +1, 2, +2, 3, +3, FC, N, P, X B29 Y
IX IB Extended Essay EA, EB, EC, ED, EE, EN, EP, A, B, C, D, E Y
IS IB Standard Level (IB subsidiary level) S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, SN, SP, X Y
IC IB Theory of Knowledge A, B, C, D, E, N, P, X T32 Y
MC iMedia Certificate P Y
MD iMedia Diploma P Y
TA Institute of Arts Award (Gold) P, F, X C10 Y
IL Irish Leaving (Higher) A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3, E, F Y
IO Irish Leaving (Ordinary) A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3, E, F Y
IH Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 Y
IJ Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) O1, O2, O3, O4 Y
PL Level 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies (PCertLAM) D, M, P, X P64 Y
FR Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail D, M, P, X Subject F17 Y
AG Level 3 NVQ in Accounting P Subject A35. Replaced from 2012/13 by the AAT Diploma in Accounting (AT) Y
6M Music Theory Level 6 D, M, P, F, X M94 Y
M6 Music Practical Level 6 D, M, P, F, X Y
7M Music Theory Level 7 D, M, P, F, X M96 Y
M7 Music Practical Level 7 D, M, P, F, X Y
8M Music Theory Level 8 D, M, P, F, X M98 Y
M8 Music Practical Level 8 D, M, P, F, X Y
R1 Music Practitioner Extended Diploma D*,D,M,P,X Y
R2 Music Practitioner Diploma D*,D,M,P,X Y
R3 Music Practitioner Subsidiary Diploma D*,D,M,P,X Y
R4 Music Practitioner Extended Certificate D*,D,M,P,X,A* Y
R5 Music Practitioner Certificate D*,D,M,P,A* Y
CF NCFE CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) A*, A, B, C, D Y
CP NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D Y
CM NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D Y
CN NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (VRQ) A*, A, B, C, D Y
NG NCFE Certificate in Art and Design P, X Y
NQ NCFE Extended Diploma in Creative Media D*, D, M, P Y
NP NCFE Diploma in Creative Media D*, D, M, P Y
NJ NCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services D*, D, M, P Y
NI NCFE Diploma in Photography P Y
NH NCFE Certificate in Photography P Y
NN NCFE Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering D*, D, M, P Y
NM NCFE Extended Diploma in Sport D*, D, M, P Y
NK NCFE Diploma in Sport D*, D, M, P Y
NL NCFE Certificate in Sport D*, D, M, P Y
OB OCNLR Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education P Y
YK OCR Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
YL OCR Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E, U Y
OC OCR iPRO Certificate P, F I15 Y
OD OCR iPRO Diploma P, F I16 Y
O8 OCR Level 3 Award in Being Entrepreneurial P Y
O1 OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Extended Diploma D*D*D*,D*D*D,D*DD,DDD,DDM,DMM,MMM,MMP,MPP,PPP,X Y
O2 OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Diploma D*D*,D*D,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,X Y
O3 OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Subsidiary Diploma D*D*,D*D,DD,DM,MM,MP,PP,X Y
O4 OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Introductory Diploma D*,D,M,P,X Y
O5 OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Certificate D*,D,M,P,X Y
O7 OCR Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Methods A,B,C,D,E,U,X Subject Q10 Y
O6 OCR National Certificate D, M, P, X Art and Design A28; Design D91; Business B91; Health & Social Care H71; ICT I29; Media M16; Public Services P91; Sport S61; Travel & Tourism T91. O6 is the valid UCAS code for this qualification, OC may also be used Y
OT OCR National Diploma D, M1, M2, P1, P2, P3, X Art and Design A39; Design D92; Business B92; Health & Social Care H72; ICT I30; Media M17; Public Services P92; Sport S62; Travel & Tourism T92 Y
OE OCR National Extended Diploma D1, D2, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, X Art and Design A38; Design D93; Business B93; Health & Social Care H73; ICT I31; Media M19; Public Services P93; Sport S63; Travel & Tourism T93 Y
P0 Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E, U, X Y
PI Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance (QCF) P, X Y
PJ Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance (QCF) P, X Y
P3 Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Business Statistics (VRQ) D, M, P Y
P4 Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management Accounting (VRQ) D, M, P Y
P5 Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Financial Accounting (VRQ) D, M, P Y
S1 Scottish National Certificate (Band A) P, X Y
S2 Scottish National Certificate (Band B) P, X Y
S3 Scottish National Certificate (Band C) P, X Y
D6, D7, D8 Speech and Drama Studies P, M, D, F, U, X, Absent Subject S65, S66, S67 Y
HL Sports Leaders UK - Higher Sports Leader Award (QCF) P Y
HC Sports Leaders UK - Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership (QCF) P, X Y
AH SQA Advanced Highers A, A1, A2, B, B3, B4, C, C5, C6, D, D7, F, X A, B, C and D are proxy grades provided for use where the banding number (e.g. A1 or A2) is not available. Note that SQA do not provide this information on certificates. UCAS will not pass on these proxies as they receive banded data from the SQA. Y
H SQA Highers A, a*, A*, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B, B3, B4, B6, B7, C, C5, C6, C8, C9, D, D7, F, P, X Note that grades a*, A*, A3, A4, A5, B6, B7, C8, C9 and D are now phased out, but UCAS may still pass on these grades in low numbers. A, B, C and D are proxy grades provided for use where the banding number (e.g. A1 or A2) is not available. Note that SQA do not provide this information on certificates. UCAS will not pass on these proxies as they receive banded data from the SQA. Y
IN SQA Interdisciplinary Project A, B, C, F S29, S30 Y
PP SQA PC Passport P, X S32 Y
U6 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (QCF) D,M,P,X Y
U7 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (QCF) D,M,P,X Y
UA University of the Arts London: Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design D,M,P,X Y
UB University of the Arts London: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design D,M,P,X Y
U8 University of the Arts London: Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts D,M,P,X Subject P68 Y
U9 University of the Arts London: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts D,M,P,X Y
V VCE Advanced A, B, C, D, E, Q, U, X # is valid as a second character, but is not required Y
V1 VCE Advanced Subsidiary A, B, C, D, E, U, X # is valid as a second character, but is not required Y
V2 VCE Advanced Double Award AA, AB, BB, BC, CC, CD, DD, DE, EE, U, X # is valid as a second, third or fourth character in combination with the two-letter codes and code U, but is not required Y
VF Vocational Dance Advanced Foundation D,M,P Y
VI Vocational Dance Intermediate D,M,P Y
WE Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – Core PA, PA*, PB, PC, QA, QA*, QB, QC, QQ, FF, X Y
WB Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – Core P, F, X, Q WBA Y
WJ WJEC Eduqas Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life (Core Maths) A, B, C, D, E Y
WK WJEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Environmental Science D*, D, M, P Y
WL WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition D*, D, M, P Y

Not planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation, grade structure known:


QUALTYPE Qualification QUALGRADEs Notes and any specific subject code (QUALSBJ) restrictions Available through the UCAS ABL transaction?
Y1 Access to HE Diploma (CAVA) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y2 Access to HE Diploma (West Midlands) P, F, U, X Y
Y3 Access to HE Diploma (Eastern Region) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y4 Access to HE Diploma (AIM Awards) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y5 Access to HE Diploma (London) P, F, X Y
Y6 Access to HE Diploma (North East Region) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y7 Access to HE Diploma (Ascentis) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y8 Access to HE Diploma (Open Awards) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
Y9 Access to HE Diploma (Credit 4 Learning) P, F, X Y
YA Access to HE Diploma (Laser Learning Awards) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
YB Access to HE Diploma (South West Learning) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
YC Access to HE Diploma (Agored Cymru) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
YD Access to HE Diploma (Yorkshire & Humber) P, F, U, X, or a grade in the format 'DnnMnnPn' where n is a numerical digit and Dnn must be a value between D00 and D45. Y
YF Access to HE Diploma (AQA) P, F Y
WS Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A*, A, B, C, D, E, X Y
AI AICE A, B, C, D, E, F, M, P, Q, U, X Y
AB AQA Baccalaureate P, M, D, U, F, Q, X Subject B17 Y
AQ AQA Enrichment P, M, D, F, Q, U, X Subject B18 Y
AY AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Cyber Security and Security Administration D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
AZ AQA Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security D*, D, M, P Y
A3 AQA Level 3 Technical Level Business: Marketing (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A4 AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Design Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A5 AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Mechatronic Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A6 AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Power Network Engineering (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A7 AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Networking (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A8 AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Programming (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
A9 AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: User Support (VRQ) D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
0A BTEC Certificate (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) No tariff points associated with these subjects Y
1A BTEC Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) No tariff points associated with these subjects Y
BA BTEC Lvl 3 Award (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) No tariff points associated with these subjects Y
BC BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (NQF/ASL) D,M,P Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) No tariff points associated with these subjects Y
BJ BTEC Lvl 4 Foundation Diploma 120+ (QCF/FAD) D,M,P,X QCF/FAD Y
BK BTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF) D,M,P,U,X QCF Y
BM BTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF/CQF) D,M,P QCF Y
BL BTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF) D,M,P,U,X QCF Y
BN BTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF/CQF) D,M,P,X QCF Y
H1 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 1 A, B, C, D, E, S, T, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H1)'. Y
H2 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 2 A, B, C, D, E, S, T, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H2)'. Y
H3 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 3 D, M, P, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H3)'. Y
UD Cambridge Pre-U Diploma D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, 0, 32 to 96, X, P, NA Note - not awarded as separate qualification Y
AO CIE AO (Advanced Ordinary) A, B, C, X This qualification is awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) N
N8 City and Guilds Level 3 Extended Project Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics A*, A, B, C, D, E Y
KD City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques P Y
KF City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy P Y
KZ City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology P Y
L7 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make - up P Y
KC City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering P Y
KR City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians P Y
KS City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians P Y
LA City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing P Y
KH City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support P Y
L1 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support P Y
KB City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support P Y
L2 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support P Y
KK City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmission (Technical Knowledge) P Y
KE City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Bench Joinery P Y
L8 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Travel and Tourism P Y
KT City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England P Y
KW City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support P Y
KM City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering P Y
KQ City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation: Core Skills and Knowledge P Y
KP City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Food and Beverage Service Supervision P Y
KI City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Complementary Therapies P Y
L4 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Plumbing Studies P Y
KJ City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) P Y
L5 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems P Y
KU City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Heating and Ventilating P Y
KG City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Bricklaying P Y
KY City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Medical Administration P Y
KN City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Floristry D Y
KN City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Floristry M Y
KN City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Floristry P Y
KA City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma For Legal Secretaries D Y
KA City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma For Legal Secretaries M Y
KA City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma For Legal Secretaries P Y
KL City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering - Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) P Y
L6 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Site Carpentry P Y
LB City and Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism P Y
L3 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science P Y
KX City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles P Y
KV City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals P Y
L9 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Veterinary Nursing P Y
E1 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 1) P, Q, U Y
E2 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 2) P, Q, U, X Y
E3 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 3) P, Q, U Y
E4 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 4) P, Q, U Y
W1 Essential Skills Wales (Level 1) P, Q, U, X Y
W2 Essential Skills Wales (Level 2) P, Q, U, X Y
W3 Essential Skills Wales (Level 3) P, Q, U, X Y
W4 Essential Skills Wales (Level 4) P, Q, U Y
FY Foundation Studies D, M, P, F, R, X Y
F1 Functional Skills (Level 1) P, Q, U, X Y
F2 Functional Skills (Level 2) P, Q, U, 2, F, X Grade 2 indicates a pass at level 2 Y
F3 Functional Skills (Level 3) P, Q, U, X Y
F4 Functional Skills (Level 4) P, Q, U, X Y
SP GCE Advanced Level Special Paper First character: A level grade A, B, C, D, E. Second character: d, m, p, u, # Y
D3 Graded Speech and Drama Examinations at Level 3 (LAMDA) P, M, D N
HD Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 3, 4, 5, 5*, 5** Although within UCAS tariff, until subject codes are assigned tariff cannot be derived. It is expected this will occur for 2015/16. N
IF IB Overall result B, D, F, I, J, K, P, W, X R40 Y
K1 Key Skill Level 1 P, F K10 K11 K12 K13 K71 K91 Y
K2 Key Skill Level 2 P, F, X K20 K21 K22 K23 K72 K92 Y
K3 Key Skill Level 3 P, F, X K30 K31 K32 K33 K73 K93 Y
K4 Key Skill Level 4 P, F, X K41 K42 K43 K74 K94 Y
NS NCFE Level 3 Award in Higher Level Studies P Y
NR NCFE level 3 Extended Award in Higher Level Studies P Y
O9 OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D*, D, M, P Y
OA OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, D*D, DD, DM, MM, MP, PP Y
PK Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (was National Award 60+) D*, D, M, P, X Y
P2 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) P Y
P1 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians (QCF) P Y
SB Scottish Baccalaureate D, P, X S27, S28 Y
SS Scottish Standard Grade Band 1, Band 2 Note: not available from UCAS N
CS SQA Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS) A, B, C, D, E, F, X Note this qualification is now phased out, but UCAS may still pass on these grades in low numbers Y
HK SQA Core Skill - Higher (Higher Core Skills) P K55-K65, K66, K68, K70, K76 Y
IK SQA Core Skill - Intermediate 2 (Int 2 Core Skills) P K44-K54, K67, K69, K75, K77 Y
I1 SQA Intermediate 1 A*, a* Y
I2 SQA Intermediate 2 A*, a*, A1, A2, B3, B4, C5, C6, D7, F, P, X Y
NC SQA Higher National Certificate P, X Note that grade information from UCAS for this qualification may be blank Y
ND SQA Higher National Diploma P, X Note that grade information from UCAS for this qualification may be blank Y
SW SQA Skills for Work Intermediate 2 P, X B44 (Financial Services) B60 (Beauty Therapy) C14 (Childcare) E31 (Engineering) H39 (Hospitality) P71 (Physical Education) R30 (Retail & Distributive Services) Y
ST Step S, 1, 2, 3, U, X, A M48 M49 M52 Y
WF WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Environmental Science D*, D, M, P Y
WA WJEC Level 3 Award D,M,P,Q,X Y
WC WJEC Level 3 Certificate D,M,P,Q,X Y
WD WJEC Level 3 Diploma D*,D,M,P,Q,X,A* Y

Not planned for inclusion in the 2016/17 derived tariff calculation, no confirmed grade structure:


QUALTYPE Qualification QUALGRADEs Notes and any specific subject code (QUALSBJ) restrictions Available through the UCAS ABL transaction?
LD Access to HE Diploma Replaced by Y1-YD and YF qualifications. N
BQ BTEC Diploma (FAD/Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. FAD (Foundation Art & Design) ; Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
B0 BTEC Lvl 3 National Certificate (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BR BTEC Lvl 3 National Diploma (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
B8 BTEC Higher National Certificate (NQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
B9 BTEC Higher National Diploma (NQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BG BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (NQF/CQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. NQF applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BH BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (NQF/CQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. NQF applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BP BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BS BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
PE Extended Diploma N
GN GNVQ N
HS Higher School Certificate N
MU Music N
NS NCFE Level 3 Extended Award in Higher Level Studies Y
NR NCFE Level 3 Award in Higher Level Studies Y

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