Monthly Archives: December 2017

Festive Office Closure

12th December 2017

The FISSS offices will be closing on Friday 22nd Dec 2017 and reopening on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018. During this period the ACE system will be available for you to load/amend apprentice records, however we will be unable to provide any additional system support. We will endeavour to resolve any outstanding queries upon our return.

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 11th December 2017 Update

11th December 2017

In September 2017, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACE. Since then we have made the following changes:

New Pages

We have added a new Awarding Organisation:  BIIAB.

Changes to Existing Pages

Cambridge International Examiniations (CIE) have rebranded and are now known as Cambridge Assessment International Education:  we have added an additional Statement of Results.

City & Guilds: we have amended the minimum requirements on the Walled Garden report.

Pearson:  we have added a new certificate to reflect the GCSE English and Maths numeric grading and an unacceptable screenshot.

SQA: we have added a SQA Connect Candidate Services printout.

If you have any further questions relating to this issue then please contact the ACE Support Team via or by calling 0300 303 4444

Federation Oracle

8th December 2017

Can you hear the bells jingling? It’s that time of year, time for another issue of the Federation Oracle!  Packed into this straining-at-the-edges edition you will find information on:

    • ACE360
    • The Assessors Guild
    • UKFT
    • And a very pink Federation!