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June

Best Practice 2017 Q2

The Best Practice document has been updated and is available to awarding organisations, MIS suppliers and homegrowns from the A2C sharepoint site. This version 2017Q2 supplements the 2017 spec with additional guidance for A2C implementers. Contact a2cenquiries@jcq.org.uk if you need but do not have access to the sharepoint site.…more

February

Best Practice 2017 Q1

The Best Practice document has been updated and is available to awarding organisations, MIS suppliers and homegrowns from the A2C sharepoint site. This version 2017Q1 supplements the 2017 spec with additional guidance for A2C implementers. Contact a2cenquiries@jcq.org.uk if you need but do not have access to the sharepoint site.…more

AoC Create conference 2017

The A2C Programme Director will be at the Association of Colleges “Create” conference for exams officers on 8th February to give an update on A2C and answer any questions. See AoC Create for further details about the Create conference.…more

January

The Exams Office Conferences 2017

Click above to download this article in PDF format. The A2C Programme Director gave an update at each of the conferences held by The Exams Office during January in Leeds, Birmingham and London. The slides are available in the PDF. See The Exams Office for further details about the conferences.…more

A2C 2017 Specification

The 2017 version of the A2C specification has been published today. This is the version of A2C that will be used for the pilot for vocational qualifications in 2018-19. 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 …

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August

JCQ statement

Following a review of the A2C programme, the JCQ board has agreed that JCQ awarding organisations will support: Rollout of an integrated transport to replace the A2C Migration Application. Using the new A2C message formats for vocational qualifications. Some of the JCQ awarding organisations have stated an intention to move to the new A2C message …

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December

September

NCFE A2C Update

NCFE has been functionally complete for a number of months and has been waiting for MIS providers to be available to finish integration testing. During this time the project has been impacted by decisions from AQA and Pearson to not go live in September, and this has resulted in Capita FHE also pausing their go …

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April