Learning Records Service Customer Scrutiny Group
In a recent meeting before Christmas with the Learning Records Service Customer Scrutiny Group the EOA continued to raise the point about the importance of establishing more cooperation on data standards and management which all stakeholders involved in the exam system can support.
For ten years the EOA has lobbied for one data candidate tracking system to be implemented which would reduce workload and cut costs in the long term. The ongoing A2C project seems to have ‘buy in’ from both awarding bodies and MIS providers thanks to the cooperative work done on the diploma programme.
However, the success of such programmes to replace the old EDI system depends on the establishment of a unique identifier of ULN to be confirmed in the system. Many centres who were not involved in the diploma for which it was statutory still do not actively reference the ULNs created and managed by the LRS.
There is presently a discussion going on how best to encourage all centres to use ULNs when generating future candidate data files. Recently LRS did a survey of users of their system and welcome any additional feedback from members on the future use of ULNs in the exam system.