About A2C

Information taken from the JCQ website

The A2C programme is bringing significant improvements to the way data is shared between awarding organisations and centres

The programme is being delivered by JCQCIC, its awarding organisations and MIS Suppliers in collaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders

If you do not use an MIS for your exam processing you will not be affected directly by A2C; all Awarding Organisations will continue to support their existing extranets

Centres that do not have an MIS but instead use the JCQ Awarding Organisations’ extranet services to process order and outcome data will not be affected


Key dates

  • Academic Year 2018-19: Vocational Qualifications Pilot
  • Academic Years 2019-20: Vocational Qualifications Rollout
  • Some JCQ Awarding Organisations will continue to use EDI for General Qualifications (GCSE and GCE); there is therefore currently no defined cutoff for EDI



As the A2C programme progresses, changes have been made to the way centres are supported. Queries from centres and other interested parties are now handled by individual awarding organisations. If you have queries regarding A2C, in the first instance please refer to the FAQs here.