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Before making entries, please ensure that your centre is approved for the relevant qualification(s).
More details on applying for approval can be found on the centre approval page.
Basedata for internally assessed units (Entry Level qualifications and Level 1 and 2 English) has been made available for the whole year. The entries should come under the September series, 9P15 where 9 denotes September, P denotes Cambridge Progression and 15 represents the calendar year which may need to be created within your management information system.
Please note that you must not send changes to any candidates' personal details or changes to existing entries via EDI.
It is possible to send EDI amendment files with entries for new candidates (once you have sent your first EDI entry file) or new entries for existing candidates.
Essential Skills Wales are the qualifications that replaced Key and Basic skills in Wales in September 2010. They are only available in Wales. Please ensure you are approved for these qualifications before making entries. Please note that entries cannot be withdrawn or amended once submitted.
Basedata for Essential Skills qualifications (Application of Number, Communication and ICT) has been made available for the whole year. The entries should come under the September series, which may need to be created within your management information system.
For ease of use, we have provided the basedata for the Wider Key Skills qualifications (which you may wish to use in conjunction with the Essentials Skills Wales qualifications) here for you to download.
Basedata is now available to download from the OCR website for the whole year, for all assessments both Internally Assessed and Tested. The entries should come under the November series, BF15 (where B denotes November, F denotes Functional Skills entries and 15 represents the calendar year) which may need to be created within your management information system.
(SIMS centres only)
Centres using SIMS can use the following basedata to import results for Functional Skills into the summer season of your management information system (MIS). Instructions on how to do this have also been provided
The discount codes included in our basedata (within the Option file) are taken directly from the DfE website: RAISEonline, and are subject to change. For example, at the time of publication, no codes were available for the new GCSE (9-1) and AS Level qualifications (first teaching 2015). We will not be re-issuing the Option file so any updates to the discount codes from the DfE will need to be manually amended within your management information system (MIS). For help with this, please speak to your MIS provider.
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for GCSE, Level 2 Award, Level 1/2 Certificate, Entry Level Certificate, Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
*Includes GCSE English Language (Northern Ireland only) J345
Please note: the L6a16_01 component/link file within the following Exe and Zip files has been updated – please ensure you download the latest version.
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for GCE, FSMQ, Principal Learning, Project, Level 3 Certificate qualifications.
Please note: The Exam Type: Level for Level 3 Certificate H863 Quantitative Methods has been amended, the o6b16_01 options file within the following Exe and Zip files has been updated – please ensure you download the latest version.
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for Level 2 Award, Entry Level Certificate, FSMQ, Principal Learning, Project, Level 1/2 Certificate, Level 3 Certificate and Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
Syllabus, Component, Link, Disallowed and Option Basedata files for making examination entries for GCSE and Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
The file is a list of Certifications and their associated (linked) units to provide centres with details of which units may be used towards an overall Certification.
The current version of the JCQ EDI Formats is Version 14. Before you import basedata, please ensure that you install the latest version of the management information system you use to administer examinations.
Download each set of files, extract all of the constituent files to a suitable directory and then use the import or update feature in your examinations software to add the new basedata.
Which file should I choose?
Choose the .exe self-extracting zip file if you use Windows 95 or later. Double-clicking on the downloaded file will automatically extract the relevant files.
Choose the .zip file if you use Windows 3.1 and then use a zip program such as WinZip or PKZip to extract the files.
Please note: These executable and self-extracting .zip files may contain viruses that could harm your computer. OCR has checked for viruses using commercial virus-checking software but by downloading and opening these files you agree that OCR shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused in the event that the file contains a virus or other harmful component.
OCR cannot answer any questions on the use of SIMS or any other exams software packages.