Signature Level 3 qualifications qualify as points on the UCAS Tariff Calculator.

The Tariff Calculator is a system used to allocate a set amount of points to different qualifications by UCAS . It uses points as entry requirements to higher education courses across the UK, and therefore gives universities and course providers a simple way to compare applicants.

This means that our current Level 3 qualifications now officially count towards the entry requirements of more than 500,000 university degrees and higher education courses in the UK.


Qualification UCAS Tariff
Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language 16
Level 3 Certificate in Irish Sign Language 16
Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners 16
Level 3 Award in Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People 8
Level 3 Certificate in Lipspeaking 8
Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual 8
Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Visual Frame Hands On 8
Level 3 Award in Insights into Communication with Congenitally Deafblind People 8



Where can I find out more about the UCAS Tariff?

Visit the UCAS Tariff website here.


What about Level 3 qualifications from other awarding bodies?

Signature’s Level 3 qualifications are the only ones of their kind to be recognised by UCAS. Level 3 qualifications with similar titles from other awarding bodies are not recognised.


Which Level 3 qualifications are included?

Signature’s current Level 3 qualifications can be converted to UCAS Tariff points. See the table on this page to find out how many points each qualification is worth.


What is my Level 3 qualifications equivalent to?

You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to check the value of non-Signature qualifications. Currently, our Level 3 qualifications in British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language and Communication Support for Deaf Learners are worth 16 points, the same as an AS level at grade B.