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February

December

New JCQ results files – marks now included!

We’re pleased to let you know that, from the Autumn 2021 series, JCQ awarding organisations will be providing new results files which will contain component marks and overall qualification marks (in addition to qualification grades) for linear qualifications such as GCSEs, AS and A Levels. Developed by all JCQ awarding organisations this XML solution has …

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October

Update the JCQ A2C Migration App from 4 October 2021

When you send and receive EDI (electronic data interchange) files, you currently use an application called the ‘A2C Migration App’. This application is being updated and renamed the ‘A2C Transport App’. The update will be available from Monday 4 October 2021. Centres are strongly encouraged to download the updated application to make sure their systems …

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March

A2C Specification 2021

The 2021 version of the A2C specification has been published today. This does not affect the A2C Migration Application. This is the version that will be used for the VQ pilot from September 2021. If you are a centre with a commercial MIS system your supplier will be implementing A2C and will notify you when an upgrade …

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June

A2C specification 2020A

The A2C Spec has been updated and published as version 2020A. The A2C Spec is normally updated annually. We have decided to publish a revision mid-year as there is a change that will make implementation significantly easier for MIS suppliers. This is to allow the Named Order transaction to be used for Test Resource Bookings …

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January

A2C specification 2020

The 2020 version of the A2C specification has been published today. This does not affect the A2C Migration Application. If you are a centre with a commercial MIS system your supplier will be implementing A2C and will notify you when an upgrade is available. Only centres with their own ‘homegrown’ systems need to implement A2C …

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March

A2C Spec 2019

The 2019 version of the A2C specification has been published today. This does not affect the A2C Migration Application. If you are a centre with a commercial MIS system your supplier will be implementing A2C and will notify you when an upgrade is available. Only centres with their own “homegrown” systems need to implement A2C themselves. The spec …

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January

Notice of withdrawal of support for the Pearson Edifact format

With the development of A2C, Pearson will no longer support the EDIFACT format from the ​following dates: Final registrations using EDIFACT format within the 2022-2023 academic year. Last date for registrations 31 July 2023 EDIFACT no longer supported after 2024-2025 academic year. EDIFACT switch off date 31 July 2025. The EDIFACT specification is updated to …

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AoC Exams Conference

The A2C Programme Director will be at the Association of Colleges exams conference in Nottingham on 28th February to give an update on A2C and answer any questions. See AoC Exams Conference for further details about the conference.…more