Become an AQA centre

You need to apply for AQA approval before you can offer our qualifications to your students.

Become an exam centre for the first time

If you're becoming an exam centre for the first time:

  1. read and make sure you can comply with all the conditions in the JCQ General Regulations for Approved Centres. Complete the checklist in Appendix B
  2. read and make sure you can comply with all the conditions in the JCQ Instructions for Conducting Examinations
  3. if you're based outside the UK, read and make sure you can comply with all the conditions in the AQA conditions for approval of overseas centres
  4. to deliver our tech-level qualifications, you will also need to complete some additional delivery requirements.
  5. call us on 01483 477 884

Already an exam centre?

If you already offer general qualifications from another JCQ exam board and have a National Centre Number (NCN), email centreapproval@aqa.org.uk and let us know your centre number and intentions.

Timescales

The application process can take some time to complete. To get the full benefit of our support and resources, contact us about becoming a centre before you start teaching the course.