Tariffs

Each course attracts points, or tariffs:

  • You must be careful to check the points required for your chosen course
  • Some courses in the ROI require you to have taken 4 A Levels
  • Dundalk Institute (DKIT) makes special allowances for Northern students
  • For some courses AS is now only worth 40% of the final grade (with A2 worth 60%)
  • English boards have now separated As from A2

GCE A Level

Grade Tariff Point
A* 56
A 48
B 40
C 32
D 24
E 16

GCE AS Level

Grade Tariff Point
A 20
B 16
C 12
D 10
E 6

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction / Engineering / Music Technology / Sport

Level Tariff Point
Distinction * 56
Distinction 48
Merit 32
Pass 16


BTEC Certificate in Construction / Engineering / Music technology / Sport

Level Tariff Point
Distinction * 28
Distinction 24
Merit 16
Pass 8

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma ICT

Level Tariff Point
Distinction * 56
Distinction 48
Merit 32
Pass 16

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

Grade Tariff Point
Pass 16

Music Qualifications
Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Performance

Grade Tariff Point
  Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6
Distinction 30 16 12
Merit 24 12 10
Pass 8 6 4

Certificate in Graded Examination in Music Theory

Grade Tariff Point
  Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6
Distinction 10 8 6
Merit 9 7 5
Pass 8 6 4

Speech and Drama Qualifications – graded qualifications

Grade Tariff Point
  Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6
Distinction 30 16 12
Merit 27 14 10
Pass 24 12 8

Speech and Drama – Performance Studies
LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama: Performance Studies

Grade Tariff Point
Distinction 16
Merit 12
Pass 8

OCN NI Level 3 Award in Youth Work Practice – 12 credits

Grade Tariff Point
Pass 8

CAO Tariff Tables

Universities in the republic of Ireland do not accept applied courses such as BTEC Courses or OCR Cambridge Technical level 3 courses or CoPE*.

A level Maths, if offered as one of your best three A levels, will bring in 25 extra points.

*Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT), is the only institution to accept BTEC and OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications and it operates a different tariff system as shown below.

ROI Universities and Institutions of Technology Tariff Point

Grade GCE A2
(best 3 only)
GCE AS (if 4th subject at AS level) 4th A2 Level (if 4th subject at A2)
A* 180 Not Applicable 60
A 150 30 50
B 130 25 45
C 100 20 35
D 65 15 20
E 45 10 15

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) Tariff points for 2016

Grade GCE AS or 4th A2 subject GCE A2 (best 3 A2 subject graded only)
A* * Not Applicable 175
A 75 165
B 65 140
C 50 120
D 35 100
E 20 50


DKIT accepts the following Applied Courses:

BTEC / OCR Cambridge Technical

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Introductory Diploma (6 modules) is equivalent to 1 A-Level Max Score: 165

Score per module

Distinction 27.5 points

Merit 18.33 points

Pass 9.17 points

Use the tariff calculator on www.ucas.com to calculate how much your qualifications are worth in points.

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/calculator



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