Getting Ready for University

Our next University Information Event for current Level 3 students is on Wednesday 6 December. Click here to register your place.

Hundreds of our students progress on to University and Higher Education programmes.

If you’re choosing A Levels or a Level 3 programme, we’ll make sure your route to university is a straight forward one. We’ll provide you with:

  • University tutorials
  • Advice on choosing a degree and University
  • Support and guidance throughout the application process
  • Interview practice
  • Higher education and UCAS fairs
  • Financial advice for both you and your parents/guardians

University Centre Farnborough

We offer HNCs, HNDs, foundation, undergraduate degrees, and top-up degrees on the same campus as Farnborough College of Technology. Discover more about our own higher education and degree programmes here.

The UCAS Tariff

How many UCAS points will I have when I finish college?

Applications to higher education programmes and universities in the UK are made through UCAS, who use a points system to determine entry requirements. Some universities state their programmes’ entry requirements in terms of these points, while others specify the grades needed.

The table below shows the number of points you could receive at the end of your programme.

A Levels Extended Diploma Diploma  Subsidiary Diploma Certificate  Tariff Points
 A*A*A* D*D*D*  168
D*D*D* 160
 A*AA D*DD 152
 AAA DDD 144
 AAC DDM 128
 ACC DMM D*D* 112
D*D 104
 CCC MMM DD 96
84
 CCE MMP DM 80
72
 CEF MPP MM 64
D* 56
 EFF PPP MP D 48
36
M 32
D* 28
D 24
P M 16
P 8

A Levels are graded A*-F and Level 3 courses are graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit and Pass.