If you firmly accept an offer, it means that this is your preferred choice out of all the offers you have received. As this is your first choice, you can only make this reply once.
If you accept an unconditional offer (UF), you are agreeing that you will attend the course at that university or college and must decline all other offers. We will send you a letter which will tell you if you need to contact the university or college to confirm your place.If you accept a conditional offer (CF), you are agreeing that you will attend the course at that university or college if you meet the conditions of the offer. You can accept another offer as an insurance choice.
You can accept an offer as an insurance choice if your firm choice is conditional. Your insurance choice can be conditional (CI) or unconditional (UI) and acts as a back-up to your firm choice, so if you do not meet the conditions for your firm choice but meet the conditions for your insurance choice, you are committed to that course.
The conditions for your insurance choice do not have to be lower than your firm choice, but be aware that if you're not accepted by your firm choice, it is unlikely that you will be accepted for an insurance choice that requests higher grades.
You don't have to accept an insurance choice - if you don't meet the terms of your firm choice but do meet the terms of your insurance choice, you are committed to taking up that place. So, if you're not sure about any of your other choices, you're not obliged to accept one as an insurance option.http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/afteryouapply/...