# Ucas points

How many distinctions is 60 ucas points
Original post by Maljenkz
How many distinctions is 60 ucas points

To which qualification are you referring? An Access to HE Diploma, perhaps? Or something else?
Original post by DataVenia
To which qualification are you referring? An Access to HE Diploma, perhaps? Or something else?

Original post by Maljenkz

An Access to HE Diploma has 45 credits which "count". Unless you get at least a pass in all 45 of them, then you don't pass the Diploma and get zero UCAS points.

So we need to assume a starting point of 45 "pass" credits. Those get you 48 UCAS points. If 6 of those were distinctions rather than passes, you'd get 61 UCAS points.

You can try a few "what if" scenarios via the UCAS Tariff Points Calculator, here. Just pick Access to HE Diploma as the qualification, and then try various combinations of D, M and P credits (they'll always be in multiples of three, and must sum to exactly 45 - because that's how the qualification works).
Original post by DataVenia
An Access to HE Diploma has 45 credits which "count". Unless you get at least a pass in all 45 of them, then you don't pass the Diploma and get zero UCAS points.
So we need to assume a starting point of 45 "pass" credits. Those get you 48 UCAS points. If 6 of those were distinctions rather than passes, you'd get 61 UCAS points.