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Hi, I hope to do medicine at uni, and I was wondering: do NCS (The Challenge) and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) provide UCAS points for your UCAS application? I know you can mention it, but do you get UCAS points? If you know the answer, please could you also provide a source for that answer?
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Hi, I hope to do medicine at uni, and I was wondering: do NCS (The Challenge) and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) provide UCAS points for your UCAS application? I know you can mention it, but do you get UCAS points? If you know the answer, please could you also provide a source for that answer?
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For example, EPQ provides 70 UCAS points if you get an A* in it
(http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ification.html)
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(Original post by 2stepsfromhell)
Hi, I hope to do medicine at uni, and I was wondering: do NCS (The Challenge) and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) provide UCAS points for your UCAS application? I know you can mention it, but do you get UCAS points? If you know the answer, please could you also provide a source for that answer?
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I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question. However, given that nowhere makes offers on the basis of UCAS points for Medicine, I would think it's irrelevant.
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(Original post by 2stepsfromhell)
Hi, I hope to do medicine at uni, and I was wondering: do NCS (The Challenge) and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) provide UCAS points for your UCAS application? I know you can mention it, but do you get UCAS points? If you know the answer, please could you also provide a source for that answer?
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It is recognised by the UCAS people, well that is what they said. Universities always question about your experiences during interviews. It does make a difference on your CV.

You can also combine NCS and DofE together however only certain aspects will be taken into account from DofE for your NCS.

If you haven't chosen to do NCS you should really think about it!
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(Original post by 2stepsfromhell)
Hi, I hope to do medicine at uni, and I was wondering: do NCS (The Challenge) and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) provide UCAS points for your UCAS application? I know you can mention it, but do you get UCAS points? If you know the answer, please could you also provide a source for that answer?
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As far as I am aware they don't. However, as Ronove says, no med school makes any offer based on UCAS points. DoE may help a bit with your personal statement as a back up to the very important voluntary work etc. Med schools do not " always question about your experiences during interviews" for medical school. The interviews are different and you need to check those out too.
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I had read somewhere that NCS did offer like 30 UCAS points but I don't think they do anymore because that's absolutely ridiculous.
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Thanks for replying!, I've asked UCAS as well and awaiting a reply; I am doing NCS and I also started DofE but our group kinda collapsed so we can't do the expedition and so I am thinking of giving it up. But I am definitely doing NCS, it's confirmed.
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(Original post by 2stepsfromhell)
Thanks for replying!, I've asked UCAS as well and awaiting a reply; I am doing NCS and I also started DofE but our group kinda collapsed so we can't do the expedition and so I am thinking of giving it up. But I am definitely doing NCS, it's confirmed.
I've checked out the NCS thing and it may have some relevance. Your medical application will need to focus on your knowledge of "what does a doctor do?" and what you did you find this out and identify those skills in yourself. Actual voluntary work is really important and, if you can, work experience.
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DofE and NCS don't give UCAS points. No medical school considers the UCAS points you have (except for Barts where a high UCAS tarrif increases your chances of getting an interview).

Doing DofE/NCS can give you some useful things to talk about on your personal statement (teamwork, leadership, communication, etc). Make sure you reflect on your experiences
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it does give ucas points. Not sure about dofe bronze but gold definitely does and so does NCS
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It may be useful for your personal statement and interview but, as others have said, medical schools really don't care about how many UCAS points you have - they are interested in specific subjects and grades.
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