Key Dates

September 2018 - Pilot for Vocational Qualifications

Academic years 2019-2021 - Rollout for Vocacational Qualifications


Some JCQ Awarding Organisations will continue to use EDI for General Qualifications (GCSE and GCE); there is therefore currently no defined cutoff for EDI.


Click here for a brief history of A2C.

September 2015 – February 2016

We have completed a small but very successful pilot of A2C with Capita SIMS, involving CCEA, WJEC and OCR in Northern Ireland and Wales: these Awarding Organisations processed all the entries made via A2C for a variety of qualifications, and the results were returned through A2C in January 2016.

January 2017

Awarding Organisations upgraded encryption and ready to support MIS integrated transport.

March 2017-August 2017

Some centres will be upgraded to use MIS integrated transport (instead of the A2C Migration Application)

September 2017

MIS with integrated transport to start rollout to all customers. This will mean that you will be able to send and receive messages from within your MIS rather than having to export/import files between your MIS and the A2C Migration Application.

Please contact your MIS supplier to find out when they will have an upgrade available.

May 2017-December 2017

MIS and AOs will be testing the integration of their systems

January 2018-August 2018

Some centres involved in the pilot will be user testing and all centres involved in the pilot preparing for their MIS upgrade

Academic Year 2018-19: Vocational Qualifications Pilot

This will involve OCR, Pearson, C&G, NCFE, SQA. Pearson general qualifications will also be available through A2C.

Please contact your MIS supplier if you would like to be involved in the pilot.

Academic Years 2019-20: Vocational Qualifications Rollout

Please contact your MIS supplier to find out when they will have an upgrade available.