UCAS Points for YMCA Awards

Over the years we have been asked if any of our courses have UCAS Points associated to them – We are glad to say that the answer is Yes!


What are UCAS Points?

UCAS Points – officially known as UCAS tariff points – are used by universities in the UK both to compare student achievement across different qualifications and to set entry requirements.

For most (if not all) universities / courses you will need a specific amount of UCAS Points to be eligible to be accepted.


What Courses at Platinum Training Institute have UCAS Points?

In accordance with the UCAS Tariff Points system, only Level 3 Courses will have UCAS Points included.


At PTI this would include:

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates

Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients

Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients


You can actually check directly on the UCAS Website how many points are linked to each course.

For example, the image below shows what is included with our YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

UCAS Points for YMCA Awards

Click HERE to use the UCAS Tariff Points Checker.

**Just a few notes to remember:

  • Not all qualifications are included in the Tariff, so don’t worry if you can’t find your qualification in this calculator – make sure you check the entry requirements in the search tool for the courses you’re interested in.
  • Universities and colleges set their own entry requirements and do not have to accept a qualification simply because it is included in the Tariff tables.
  • Universities and colleges don’t have to accept the Tariff value assigned by UCAS either. For example, if a university feels the content of the qualification is not fully relevant for the course you are applying to, they may tell you it’s worth fewer points than UCAS has suggested, although most of the time the full Tariff points will be accepted.
  • The best advice is to check the entry requirements listed in UCAS’ search tool, or with the course provider, to find out if your qualifications are accepted.
  • UCAS Tariff points only apply to Level 3/SCQF Level 6 qualifications, not Level 2 qualifications such as GCSEs. This calculator covers Level 3 UK qualifications regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales, CCEA and QAA, as well as SCQF Level 6 qualifications accredited by SQA and SCQF.


If you would like to know more about what we offer at Platinum Training Institute and / or UCAS Points just GET IN TOUCH.


Take care everyone,

Health First,

Team PTI