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UCAS Tariff Points - Additional Qualifications

UCAS tariff points.

Northumbria University accepts a number of additional qualifications which can count towards your UCAS tariff points.* 

We recognise the value of a number of different qualifications that our students study, some of which could count towards your UCAS tariff points and ultimately lead to you securing a place with us. Please check your qualifications on the UCAS Tariff Calculator or for a full list, please check the UCAS tariff table.  

If you call us to ask about Clearing vacancies, make sure you mention any additional qualifications to our hotline staff. This will help us make a full assessment of your application and might improve your chances of entry. 

The table below provides you with some of the more popular additional qualifications, but don't be alarmed if yours isn’t there. There are a range of other qualifications we accept which our call handlers can confirm. 

*Sorry, this doesn’t apply to all courses and some qualifications will not be counted. 

 

Please note that we may consider applicants with up to 8-16 tariff points less than our advertised Clearing grades in certain circumstances for some degree programmes. This will depend on the course applied for, your qualification profile and any other relevant information. This does not apply to foundation programmes. Please complete our Self Apply form and we will contact you with an update or to discuss your individual circumstances.

  

Additional Qualifications 

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance 

 Grade  Tariff Points
   Grade 8  Grade 7  Grade 6
 D  30

 16 

 12
 M  24  14  10
 P  18  12  8

 

Official title: Certificate in Graded Examination in (Theatre) Dance 

 Grade  Tariff Points
   Grade 8  Grade 7  Grade 6
 D  20  16  12
 M  18  14  10
 P  16  12  8

Size band: 2 

Grade bands: 8-10 (Grade 8), 6-8 (Grade 7), 4-6 (Grade 6) 

Offered by BBO, GQAL, IDTA, ISTA, NATD, RAD and RSL 

 

Vocational Graded Dance qualifications 

Official title: Certificate in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance 

 Grade  Tariff Points
   Advanced Foundation  Intermediate
 D  24  20
 M  20  14
 P  16  8

Size band: 2 

Grade bands: 4-12 (Advanced Foundation), 3-11 (Intermediate) 

Offered by BBO, GQAL, IDTA, ISTD, NATD, RAD, and RSL 

 

Official title: Advanced Free-Standing Mathematics Qualifications 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 A 10
 B  8
 C  6
 D  5
 E  3

 

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science (GLH 520 size band 4+2)

 Grade  Tariff Points
 D  72 -144 
 M  48 - 96 
 P  24 - 48

 

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science (GLH 1102 size band 12) 

Grade   Tariff Points
 D  144
 M  96
 P  48

 

AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting- Level 3 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 D  56
 M  48
 P  40

 

Arts Award (Gold) 

Official title: TCL Certificate in the Arts 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  16

 

ASDAN Award of Personal Effectiveness 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  8

 

ASDAN Community Volunteering qualifications 

ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering  

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  16

 

Size band: 2 

Grade band: 8 

ASDAN Award in Community Volunteering 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  8

 

Size band: 1 

Grade band: 8 

ASDAN Award of Personal Effectiveness 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  8

 

Size band: 1 

Grade band: 8 

IFS Certificate in Financial Studies 

Grade  Tariff Points
 A*  28
 A  24
 B  20
 C  16
 D  12
 E  8

 

Certificate in Personal Effectiveness 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  16

 

CISI Level 3 Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment (from September 2014) 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 A  24
 B  20
 C  16
 D  12
 E  8

 

IFS Diploma in Financial Studies 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 A*  56
 A  48
 B  40
 C  31 - 32
 D  24
 E  16

 

Official title: Essential Skills Wales 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 P  6

 

Extended Project 

 Grade  Tariff Points
 A*  28
 A  24
 B  20
 C   16
 D  12
 E  8

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