Transfer of credit
The transfer of credit facility is designed for individual learners who wish to transfer to a different centre midway through a course.
Under arrangements agreed between the regulator and the JCQ, learners may be eligible to transfer credit between specifications and/or awarding bodies provided that the specifications are current and have the same subject title.
Transfer of credit for International A level
International A level transfer of credit arrangements are not intended for those who have already claimed an International A level award. However, in very exceptional circumstances an awarding body will consider such an application, which must be supported by a centre statement.
To apply for and International A level transfer of credit, please complete the application for the transfer of credit form below.
Transfer of credit for Functional Skills
If you wish to apply for transfer of credit for Functional Skills in English, please apply via Edexcel Online through Pearson Access Arrangements Online, centre admin portal.
Transfer of credit for GCE AS/A Levels are no longer accepted.
Frequently asked questions about transfer of credit
The only qualifications you can apply for are Functional Skills English and International A level. Transfer of credit is not available for any GCSE or GCE qualification.
Yes - you can transfer units for Functional Skills and International A Level.
This will be at the discretion of the receiving awarding body, and only if the transfers are compatible with the subject criteria requirements. Transfer of an entire cohort on the basis of a new member of staff joining the school or college with experience of teaching another awarding body’s A level specification will not be accepted.
An awarding body will not routinely transfer credit from Curriculum 2000 (legacy) AS specifications to other current IAL A2 level specifications. It will not be possible for learners to combine legacy IAL AS units and current A2 units to make up a whole A level specification.
Yes, you will need to submit a new form every time as this is not an automatic process.
Yes, they will need to certificate at AS, even if they are completing re-sits at A2 level. They will need to re-certificate before they can certificate their A2.
IAL AS transfers of credit arrangements are not intended for those who have already claimed an IAL A level award. However, in very exceptional circumstances an awarding body will consider such an application on a case-by-case basis. You will need to complete the JCQ transfer form, with a typed centre statement to support the application.
No. You will need to complete the transfer of credit form and send it to the relevant awarding body. The awarding body will process the application and provide your centre with a written response.
No. Transfers are only possible between directly equivalent options, such as from AS Fine Art to A2 Fine Art. You cannot mix AS and A2 options.
As specification content and structure varies considerably between awarding body, you must seek advice from the receiving awarding bodies to ensure that there's no content overlap and requirements are met. When you're completing the transfer of credit form you will need to ensure that you specify the content the learner has already studied for at AS level, and what they're intending to study at A2 level.