Graduate recruitment agencies may use the UCAS Tariff to select candidates. Only Diplomas awarded after July 2017 are included in the UCAS Tariff.
Access to HE Certificates and Access to HE Diplomas started before September 2014 cannot be allocated UCAS points. This is because these qualifications included a degree of flexibility in their design to which the Tariff methodology could not be applied. The current UCAS Tariff calculations involve a grade, volume and level of study - therefore the following Access to HE qualifications are not included in the Tariff:
- Access to HE Certificates - as these were ungraded, they are not included in the Tariff
- Access to HE Diploma (2008-09, 2010) - as these Diplomas included a mixture of graded and ungraded credit and different unit sizes, they are not included in the Tariff
- Access to HE Diploma (2010-13) - while these Diplomas were graded, aspects such as the mixture of unit sizes mean that they are not included in the Tariff
Access to HE Diplomas awarded from July 2017 are included in the UCAS Tariff tables.