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Careers Advice (HE)

Schedule an appointment with our Careers and Admissions team to plan your next steps in higher education


Not sure what to do?

While some people have a clear view of what they want to do with their future, many of us face a more complex journey.

You might have a dream career in mind but feel uncertain about the initial steps to take. Alternatively, you could be fully aware of your passions but lack clarity on how to advance professionally.

That’s where our expert advisors come in – simplifying the process for you.

What We Offer

What we can offer you at Lakes College

  • • Impartial advice

    We hold 1-to-1 discussions and find out what you’d like to do with your future

  • • CV support

    Helping you to create or improve your CV and prepare you for the world of work

  • • Returning to education

    Obtaining a qualification could be essential for advancing in your career

  • • Interview tips

    Practice and advice sessions are held on a regular basis

UCAS Points Guide

UCAS points explained

Higher education courses at Lakes College require UCAS points in a relevant subject.

The number of UCAS points varies depending on the course being studied.

Please see course information for further details.


Below, you can see how many UCAS points you will need/gain under the new tariff system:


Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

Grade Tariff Points
D* 56
D 48
M 32
P 16

Size band: 4

Grade bands: 4-14


Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

Grade Tariff Points
D*D*D* 168
D*D*D 160
D*DD 152
DDD 144
DDM 128
DMM 112
MMM 96
MMP 80
MPP 64
PPP 48

Size band: 4+4+4=12

Grade bands: 4-14


A level and Advanced VCE

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

Size band: 4

Grade bands: 4-14

Offered by AQA, CCEA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC

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