Ease the burden of A2C implementation while still reaping the benefits by taking advantage of our proven expertise.
We handle the tricky bits like access keys and feedback to let you concentrate on business needs.
We have been providing services to multiple JCQ awarding organisations since 2011.
We are leaders in both the A2C transport and data standards and can advise on the approaches for your business.
The new JCQ A2C specifications promise to provide a lot of benefits to both centres and awarding organisations, such as;
However in order to realise these benefits the system must be implemented and integrated, which is where we can help.
Avco’s A2C transport service is the market leader in the secure transfer of A2C data between Awarding Organisations and centres. It takes care of the management of centre access keys, embargoed uploads, result splitting, and supports multiple integration options. All while maintaining an impressive level of performance and throughput.
The majority of JCQ awarding organisations use our transport service, and it has proven time and again to provide rock-solid reliability on GCSE and A-Level result days.
The A2C Data Standards specification provides a rich data model to structure qualifications, a new common vocabulary for describing products and processes, as well as a mechanism to provide detailed feedback to centres. However, it has proven to be technicality difficult to implement.
Avco’s Data Standards Service handles the technical burden of the data model while maintaining the business benefits. It transforms incoming A2C messages into more conventional, easy to digest, web service objects. Sequencing, message and product validation and more are handled automatically and seamlessly.
We have advised on and built bespoke A2C systems for a number of JCQ awarding organisations.
Our long and involved history with A2C gives us an unbeatable level of knowledge and experience. This experience, combined with our leading software development team, we are well placed to help organisations with the unique challenges of A2C.
Since 2012, the JCQ awarding organisations provide support for the Migration Application directly. If you require such support please check the FAQs. If this does not solve your issue there are contact details for each of the awarding organisations here.
We can no longer provide support directly to centres as part of our agreement with the JCQ.