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Entries are used to:
There are three different final entry structures:
There are two main types of entry for vocational qualifications:
There are two main routes for making entries, though for some qualifications only one is available:
Candidates should be entered for either the full award or individual units. They should not be entered for both. In addition, if the qualification includes timetabled exams, you will also need to make test entries.
For e-tests, you enter the candidates directly on the on-screen test system
For the majority of qualifications it is possible to make full award or unit entries via named or unnamed routes. The following table provides a summary of the exceptions:
Making test entries for Certificates in Management Consulting
If you have made qualification entries, approximately six weeks before each relevant test entry deadline, we’ll send you test entry forms. These should be completed and returned by the test entry deadline.
The forms are pre-populated with your centre, candidate and relevant timetabled examination details. Please indicate which candidates you would like to enter for which timetabled units.
If you don’t complete a test entry form, your candidates won’t be entered for the relevant testing window. Please ensure you enter for the correct window as materials can’t be swapped or returned.
All the key dates and deadlines are provided in the Key dates section.
It’s important we get your entries on time but if you’re having unexpected problems, please get in touch and we’ll look at what support we can provide.
Centre-assessed assessments: Candidates can be entered for postally moderated assessments and verified units on an ongoing basis – there are no specific entry deadlines and entries are processed within 24 to 48 hours.
Paper-based exams: Entries for OCR paper-based timetabled exams and exams that take place in a testing window must be made by the relevant entry deadlines.
All our entry fees are provided in the fees list. Please check this document carefully to ensure you don't incur late entry fees.
Invoices will be sent (normally via email) to your accounts contact once you have made your entries. Depending on the entry type you choose, you pay either a full award entry fee or a unit entry fee.
To query an invoice, please forward a copy of the invoice and supporting documentation to OCR Credit Control at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting your centre number and invoice number in all correspondence.
Guidance on how to make entries is provided within this section. In particular: