UCAS TARIFF

To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, we have created the webpages below with some examples of grades from popular qualifications.

Please select the UCAS points you want to achieve to see what grades you will need.

32 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 32 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • One A2-level at grade C
  • Two A2-levels at grades EE
  • One A2-level plus one AS-level at grades De, etc
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades EE
  • One ACVE Single Award at grade E plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades PP
  • One BTEC National Award at grade M
  • One BTEC National Award at grade P plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades PP
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade M
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade P plus one AS-level at grade C

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas, Principle Learning and Extended Project elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade E
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade E
  • One Principle Learning element at grade D
  • One Principle Learning element at grade E plus one AS-level at grade E
  • One Extended Project element at grade C plus one A2-level at grade E, etc

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Pass grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades EE
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • One Advanced Higher at grade C
  • Two Highers at grades CD

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Two Higher Certificates at grades C2, C3
  • Three Higher Certificates at grades D1, D2, D3

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 4,4 / 5,3
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 3,3 plus one IB Standard Level at grade 5

Access to HE Diploma

Students are expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 level 3 credits at pass

40 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 40 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • One A2-level at grade B
  • Two A2-levels at grades DE
  • One A2-level plus one AS-level at grades Dc
  • Two A2-levels plus one AS-level at grades EEe
  • Three A2-levels at grades EEE
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades DE
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades EE plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One ACVE Single Award at grade D plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades PPP
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades PP plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Award at grade D
  • One BTEC National Award at grade M plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades PPP
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades MP
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades PP plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade M plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas, Principle Learning and Extended Project elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade E
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade E
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C
  • One Principle Learning element at grade E plus one AS-level at grade C, etc.
  • One Extended Project element at grade A plus one A2-level at grade E, etc.

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Pass grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades EE
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • One Advanced Higher at grade B
  • Two Highers at grades CC
  • Two Highers at grades DD plus two passes in Core Skills at Higher Level

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Two Higher Certificates at grades C1, C1
  • Three Higher Certificates at grades C2, D1, D2

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 4,4 / 5,3
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 4,3 plus one IB Standard Level at grade 5

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 level 3 credits at pass

48 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 48 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • One A2-level at grade A
  • Two A2-levels at grades DD / CE
  • Three A2-levels at grades EEE
  • One A2-level plus two AS-levels at grades Cee / Ddd
  • Two A2-levels plus one AS-level at grades EEc
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades DD
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades EE plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One ACVE Single Award at grade C plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades PPP
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades MP
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades PP plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Award at grade D
  • One BTEC National Award at grade M plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades PPP
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades MP
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade M plus one AS-level at grade C

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas, Principle Learning and Extended Project elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade D
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade E
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C
  • One Principle Learning element at grade D plus one AS-level at grade D
  • One Extended Project element at grade A plus one A2-level at grade D

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Pass grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades EE
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • One Advanced Higher at grade A
  • Two Highers at grades BB
  • Two Highers at grades CC plus one pass in a Core Skill at Higher Level

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Two Higher Certificates at grades B2, B3
  • Three Higher Certificates at grades C1, C3, D1

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 4,4 plus one IB Standard Level at grade 4

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 level 3 credits at pass

64 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 64 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades CC / BD / AE
  • Three A2-levels at grades DDE
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades DDee / CEee, etc.
  • Two A2-levels plus one AS-level at grades DDc, etc.
  • One A2-level at grade A plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades CC
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades DD plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One ACVE Single Award at grade A plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MPP
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades PPP plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades MM
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades MP plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Award at grade D plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MPP
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades MM
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D plus one AS-level at grade C

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas, Principle Learning and Extended Project elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade C (worth 200 points)
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade D, etc.
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C plus one A2-level at grade E, etc.
  • One Extended Project element at grade A plus one A2-level at grade B, etc.

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Pass grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades EE
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Two Advanced Highers at grades CD
  • One Advanced Higher at grade A plus passes in two Core Skills at Higher Level
  • Three Highers at grades BBD
  • Two Highers at grades AA

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Two Higher Certificates at grades A1, A2
  • Three Higher Certificates at grades B2, C1, C2

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 4,4,4 plus one IB Standard Level at grade 3
  • Two IB Higher Levels at grades 5,5 / 6,4

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (6 distinction, 3 merit, 36 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (3 distinction, 9 merit, 33 pass)

88 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 88 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades AB / A*C
  • Three A2-levels at grades CCD / BCE
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades CCdd / CDbd
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades AB
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades BC plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMM
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMP plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MMM
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DD
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D plus one A2-level at grade B

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade B
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade E plus one A2-level at grade A
  • One Progression Diploma at grade C plus one AS-level at grade E
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C plus one A2-level at grade B

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Merit grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades DE
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Two Advanced Highers at grades BB
  • One Advanced Higher at grade B plus two Highers at grades BC
  • Four Highers at grades ACCC

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Four Higher Certificates at grades B2, B3, C1, C1

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4,4 plus two IB Standard Levels at grades 4,4

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (18 distinction, 3 merit, 24 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (15 distinction, 9 merit, 21 pass)

96 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 96 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades AA / A*B
  • Three A2-levels at grades CCC / BCD / BBE, etc.
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades CCcc / CDac
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades AA
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades BB plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMM
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DM plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MMM
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DD
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DM plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D plus one A2-level at grade A

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade B
  • One Advanced Diploma including the Progression Diploma at grade D plus one A2-level at grade B
  • One Principle Learning element at grade C plus one A2-level at grade A

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Distinction grade
  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Merit grade plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades DD
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Two Advanced Highers at grades AB
  • One Advanced Higher at grade A plus two Highers at grades BC
  • Four Highers at grades BBBC

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Four Higher Certificates at grades B1, B2, B3, C1

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4,4 plus two IB Standard Levels at grades 5,4

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (21 distinction, 3 merit, 21 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (18 distinction, 9 merit, 18 pass)

104 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 140 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades A*A
  • Three A2-levels at grades BCC / BBD / ACD
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades BCcc / CDaa
  • Two A2-levels at grades AB plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades A*A
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades AA plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades DMM
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DM plus one AS-level at grade A

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades DMM
  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MMM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades D*D
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D* plus one A2-level at grade A

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade B (worth 250 points) plus one Grade 6 Theory Music Examination at Merit grade, etc.
  • One Advanced Diploma, including the Progression Diploma at grade C plus one A2-level at grade D, etc.
  • One Principle Learning element at grade A plus one A2-level at grade C, etc.

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Distinction grade
  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Merit grade plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades CD
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Two Advanced Highers at grades AA
  • One Advanced Higher at grade C plus three Highers at grades ACC
  • Four Highers at grades AACC

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Four Higher Certificates at grades A2, B1, B2, C1

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 24 IB points
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4,4 plus three IB Standard Levels at grades 5,4,3

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (27 distinction, 18 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (24 distinction, 6 merit, 15 pass)

112 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Two A2-levels at grades A*A*
  • Three A2-levels at grades BBC / ABD / ACC
  • Two A2-levels plus two AS-levels at grades BBcc / CCaa
  • Two A2-levels at grades AA plus passes in two Key Skills at Level 3
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades A*A*
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades A*A plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years) (NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades DMM
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades MMM plus a pass in two Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD plus a pass in two Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DD plus one AS-level at grade C

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades DMM
  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades MMM plus a pass in two Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades D*D*
  • One BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) at grade D* plus one A2-level at grade A*

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Progression Diploma at grade B (worth 250 points) plus one Grade 6 Practical Music Examination at Merit grade
  • One Advanced Diploma, including the Progression Diploma at grade C plus one A2-level at grade C
  • One Principle Learning element at grade A plus one A2-level at grade B

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Distinction grade

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades CC, etc.
  • The options elements will still be counted if an applicant does not achieve the full Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.

Scottish Highers

  • Three Advanced Highers at grades BBD
  • One Advanced Higher at grade C plus three Highers at grades BBB
  • Four Highers at grades AAAC

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Four Higher Certificates at grades A2, B1, B1, B2

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma at grade 25
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,4,4 plus three IB Standard Levels at grades 5,5,3

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (30 distinction, 15 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (27 distinction, 6 merit, 12 pass)

120 UCAS Points

Please note that these UCAS points are to be used for those applying to study a course from September 2017 onwards. If you are planning to start a course before this date then please hit ‘back’ to find the alternative entry criteria.

The full UCAS tariff can be found on the UCAS website.

Here are some examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS points as accepted by the University of Bolton. There are obviously many other possible combinations – this is just a general guide.

If specific subjects are required for your course these must be included in your tariff points calculation. Not all qualifications are included in the UCAS tariff. If your qualification is not listed below, or you still have questions after reading this page, please contact us for advice using the contact details to the right.

Here at Bolton we do accept points from subjects like General Studies and Critical Thinking at A-level/AS-level. We will also count up to 12 points from Key Skills at Level 3/4, the Free-standing Mathematics qualifications or Higher Sports Leader Awards (or other similar qualifications). You can also combine points from different qualifications so long as they are not in the same subject.

A-level/AVCE

  • Three A2-levels at grades ABC / BBB
  • Three A2-levels plus one AS-level at grades CCCa / BBDc
  • One AVCE Double Award at grades BB plus one A2-level at grade B

BTEC Nationals (excluding Early Years)(NQF)

  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades DDM
  • One BTEC National Diploma at grades DMM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC National Certificate at grades DM plus one A2-level at grade B

BTEC Nationals (QCF)

  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades DDM
  • One BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) at grades DMM plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3
  • One BTEC Diploma (Level 3) at grades DM plus one A2-level at grade B

Advanced Diplomas, Progression Diplomas and Principle Learning elements

  • One Advanced Diploma, including the Progression Diploma at grade C plus one A2-level at grade B

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

  • One Diploma in Foundation Studies at Distinction grade plus a pass in one Key Skill at Level 3

Welsh Baccalaureate

  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • One Welsh Baccalaureate Core pass (at Level 3) plus two A2-levels at grades BC

Scottish Highers

  • Three Advanced Highers at grades BBC
  • Two Advanced Highers at grades CC plus two Highers at grades BB
  • Five Highers at grades ABBCC

Irish Leaving Certificates

  • Five Higher Certificates at grades B1, B2, B2, B3, C1

International Baccalaureate

  • One IB Diploma with 26 IB points
  • Three IB Higher Levels at grades 5,5,5 plus two IB Standard Levels at grades 5,4

Access to HE Diploma

Students would usually be expected to successfully complete their Access to HE Diploma.

  • 45 credits at level 3 (33 distinction, 3 merit, 9 pass)
  • 45 credits at level 3 (30 distinction, 9 merit, 6 pass)