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The validation tool is available for awarding organisations (AO) and learner registration bodies (LRB).
AO can check their achievement records batch file prior to uploading it to the LRS organisation portal. This saves time by ensuring the file is in the correct format and highlights any changes required.
The validation tool user guide includes instructions for AO when checking their batch files.
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Download the latest version of the Validation tool and overwrite the existing version when prompted. If you are having any problems overwriting the old version, contact your IT support as there may be a problem with settings or permissions.
You will need to ensure that your computer is configured using MS Windows Vista or above.