Some voccational qualifications do give UCAS points, however these are usually exams with a standardised assessment procedure. They will also usually only be counted towards specific courses, e.g. music exams towards music, BHS exams towards animal related courses and so on. In general, taking these exams shows a comitment towards a specific area of study, where as DofE is much more general and you can't really say that all people with DofE show the same standard skill set.
(Original post by Biffanny)
have to say that it wouldn't give an unfair advantage, the DofE award involves a lot of hard work and should be commended. I find I quite rude that you say it would be unfair, you get tariff points for dance qualifications, why shouldn't you get them for DofE? also, sidenote, just because a Uni looks at UCAS points, it does not automatically mean that they are not a good university. I think that this negative commenting of yours is unnecessary. Applying to a university is stressful enough without people like you making snarky comments.
I think everyone on this thread is purely trying to be helpful, not making snarky comments, and you should probably calm down a little.
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