Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs) provide objective, comparable information about qualifications whilst Education Information Profiles (EIPs) provide objective, comparable information about programmes. HEPs can use these to inform their admissions decisions.

They rely on a common format to provide a detailed overview of qualifications (QIPs) and programmes (EIPs), enabling HE admissions staff to compare less-familiar qualifications and programmes with ones that are more familiar. They include a range of information, such as size, grading, assessment, structure and content, and will be updated on an annual basis.

EIPs accommodate any assessed programme followed by UK students, which is not externally accredited to any of the regulatory frameworks in place in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. EIPs are intended to provide information about programmes which do not attract Tariff points.

The QIPs accommodate a range of regulated UK and EU / international qualifications. UK qualifications are aligned to different regulatory frameworks and levels, e.g. QCF / RQF Level 3 is aligned to SCQF Level 6 and Guided learning hours in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are expressed as Notional learning hours (NLH) in Scotland. The relevant fields in the UK QIPs have been merged for simplicity.

UK QIPs

For UK qualifications, where a qualification is issued by one organisation, the respective organisation in England, or the regulator in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, has verified that the profiles provide an accurate reflection of their qualifications. For UK qualifications, where a qualification is offered by multiple awarding bodies, UCAS has obtained qualification information from a range of governmental and awarding body publications and the regulator.


Please note, the inclusion of qualifications on this site does not imply recognition or endorsement on the part of UCAS or HEPs for the purpose of entry to HE programmes. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, UCAS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. For more information or to comment on the QIPs, please email qualsinfo@ucas.ac.uk.

International QIPs

In respect of international qualifications UCAS consults the following sources in this order: British Council, Ministry of Education, websites for the relevant qualifications and at least three HEPs’ websites with relevant information. All international qualification information is checked with UK Naric to understand any differences. The new Tariff is a simple metric based on a qualification’s size and grading structure, and the Tariff points are calculated based on information provided by the British Council or the Ministry of Education. The QIPs were designed by universities and colleges as part of the review of the Tariff and should be used alongside the Tariff points.


Please note, the inclusion of qualifications on this site does not imply recognition or endorsement on the part of UCAS or HEPs for the purpose of entry to HE programmes. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, UCAS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. For more information or to comment on the QIPs, please email qualsinfo@ucas.ac.uk.

EIPs

EIPs are most likely to fall into one of the following categories: programmes which are used in place of externally accredited qualifications, and enrichment or enhancement programmes which contain / do not contain accredited qualifications.


Please note, the inclusion of programmes on this site does not imply recognition or endorsement on the part of UCAS or HEPs for the purpose of entry to HE programmes. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, UCAS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. For more information or to comment on the EIPs, please email qualsinfo@ucas.ac.uk.

Global QIPs

Global qualifications are a specific category of QIPs for the small number of UK generated qualifications designed for the global market. Although as global qualifications they do not meet the criteria for UCAS Tariff points, they play a significant part in UK higher education admissions. The provision of a QIP is therefore appropriate and should help providers make informed decisions on applicants holding these qualifications.


Please note, the inclusion of programmes on this site does not imply recognition or endorsement on the part of UCAS or HEPs for the purpose of entry to HE programmes. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, UCAS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. For more information or to comment on the EIPs, please email qualsinfo@ucas.ac.uk.