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What can I study after achieving 96 UCAS points

Achieving 96 UCAS Points opens up many options to study one of our undergraduate programmes, from HNCs to BA Hons and BSc Hons. Our programmes which range from business and management to engineering and sport are awarded by some of the country's leading universities and awarding bodies.

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Accepted Quallifications

We accept a variety of qualifications on the UCAS tariff, including:

  • A-levels / AS-levels
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • BTEC qualifications (e.g. Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Diploma)
  • Cambridge Pre-U subjects
  • Extended Project
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish HighersL
  • T Levels
  • Welsh Baccalaureate

Achieving your points

You can achieve 96 UCAS Tariff points in various ways. As a college that offers university-level qualifications, we encourage applications from BTECs, T Levels, Access to Higher Education and many other pathways.

As a guideline, here are some combinations that will get you the 96 UCAS Points needed to study one of the college’s undergraduate programmes.

  • 3 A-levels – Grades CCC, or ACE
  • 2 A-levels plus 2 AS – Grades CC+bb, or CD+aa
  • 2 A-levels plus 1 AS plus Extended Project – Grades CC+b+C, or BC+c+D
  • 1 A-level plus BTEC Diploma – Grades C+MM
  • T Level – Grades MMM
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – Grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Grades D9 + M27 + P9, or M45

A Quick Glance Guide to UCAS Tariff Points

Please be aware that this table is a guide and some universities may have different or additional entry requirements against the UCAS points system, so always check directly with the university about the qualifications they accept.

UCAS Points A Level Grade BTEC National Extended Diploma T Level Grades (Full Qualification)
168 AAA* D*D*D* Distinction*
160 AAA* D*D*D*
152 A*AA D*DD
144 A DDD Distinction*
136 AAB
120 BBB Merit
104 BCC
96 CCC MMM Pass (C or above on the core)
88 CCD
72 DDD Pass (D or E on the core)
56 DEE

Our learners generally experience more 1-to-1 tuition time with lecturers, which probably contributes to the college achieving 10% above the national average for “overall satisfaction” in the National Student Survey. We are also proud to say that 98% of students go into employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.

UCAS also have a handy calculator that will help you find your likely or actual Tariff points totals.