The A2C Data Exchange Project is designed to bring significant improvement to the way operational data is shared between awarding bodies and all schools, colleges, and other examination centres using what is currently known as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Note that awarding bodies will still continue to offer extranet services.
A2C is led by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) awarding bodies in England and Wales, of which we are one. The JCQ is working closely with partners across the industry, including management information system (MIS) suppliers to synchronise developments and ensure solutions are fit for purpose.
The JCQ awarding bodies are covering all the costs associated with their development work and will not pass any of this onto centres and we will not charge centres to use the JCQ migration tool. Speak to your MIS supplier to discuss their charges.
The aim is to bring the exchange of exam information into the 21st century. For the first time, centres will be able to use one standard for all qualifications, both general and vocational, across all JCQ awarding bodies. Streamlining the way data is transferred and improving the content of data itself will give users greater flexibility and transparency, and lead to cost savings.
For detailed information about the project for exams officers, teachers, senior managers and MIS suppliers please JCQ website.
You can also get in touch with our Customer Contact Centre.