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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

Pearson will no longer support the EDIFACT format from the following dates: Final registrations using EDIFACT format within the 2021-2022 academic yearLast date for registrations 31 July 2022 EDIFACT no longer supported after 2023-2024 academic yearEDIFACT switch off date 31 July 2024​ All qualifications available through EDIFACT will be available through A2C.…more

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

November

Converted basedata Summer 2018

Converted basedata in schema 10.4 format is now available for the summer 2018 series for testing. Please note that you will need an A2C compatible MIS to be able to view this data. All orders for summer 2018 must be in EDI format. Please contact a2cenquiries@jcq.org.uk to obtain access to the files.…more

A2C Transport

All JCQ AOs in England and Wales who use EDI (AQA, OCR, Pearson, WJEC) or Edifact (Pearson) now support SHA256 in production environments. This means that centres can now start switching over from the A2C Migration Application to an MIS integrated transport. Your MIS supplier will be in contact when they are ready. Capita F&HE …

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October

A2C Spec 2017A

3 sections of the spec have been updated and published as 2017A. The schema has been updated to version 10.4. These changes are to: align the spec with the schema version 10.4 align the Reference Data from Appendix 2 published as xml If you are actively working on A2C please contact a2cenquiries@jcq.org.uk to obtain access to the …

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