Key dates and timetables

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Key dates for general qualifications

Key dates and timetables for vocational qualifications

Timetables for general qualifications

Timetable clashes

For guidance on how to manage timetable clashes, please refer to the JCQ instructions for conducting examinations.

Many variations can be managed by centres providing that appropriate supervision is maintained and all guidelines are followed. For unplanned situations or circumstances not outlined in the JCQ instructions for conducting examinations, a separate application form must be completed for each timetable variation:

Import key dates into your calendar

To make sure you never miss a deadline we have produced a key dates calendar you can download straight into your calendar. These files will also work with other calendar clients.

Microsoft Outlook

  1. Select the calendar of dates you want to download listed below.
  2. Save the zip file to your computer.
  3. ‘Un-zip’ the file by right clicking on the icon and selecting ‘Extract all.’
  4. Open your Outlook calendar.
  5. Go to ‘File’ and select ‘Import and Export’.
  6. Select ‘Import an icalendar or icalendar file’ and click ‘Next’.
  7. Select the file you downloaded and click ‘OK’.

The dates will now be in your Outlook calendar.

Google Calendar

  1. Select the calendar of dates you want to download listed below.
  2. Save the zip file to your computer.
  3. ‘Un-zip’ the file by right clicking on the icon and selecting ‘Extract all.’
  4. Open your Google calendar.
  5. Click on the ‘Manage calendars’ link at the bottom of the left Calendars box to open the ‘Calendar settings’ view.
  6. Click the tab at the top called ‘Import Calendar.’
  7. Click ‘choose file’ and select the file, choose your preferred calendar from the list and then click the ‘import’ button.

The dates will now be in your Google calendar.