Exams Training


The Exams Office only recommends training events and courses offered by our partner organisation - Exams Training


Exams Training was set up by the founders of The Exams Office to offer members quality training at quality conference venues at an affordable price to help to ease the pressure on your school/college budget


Members of The Exams Office - £145 + VAT (with additional discounts for multiple bookings from one centre)

Non-members - £195 + VAT


Exams Training has already built a reputation for putting delegates before profit with accurate, up-to-date information, excellent support materials and 2/3 presenters at each event - these include exams experts from The Exams Office, awarding bodies and ex-JCQ inspectors.

No other training organisation delivers this level of training for experienced and new exams officers and SLT responsible for exams in their centre. Lunch and refreshments are provided at all events (except invigilator training events which include refreshments only).


 Click on the logo below for full details of 2018/19 training events and booking information



2018/19 training events


Experienced exams officers


Autumn 2018 events

  • 25 September: Birmingham
  • 26 September: Bristol
  • 28 September: London
  • 2 October: Leeds
  • 3 October: Manchester


New exams officers


These events are suitable for exams officers in post for less than 12 months and those requiring a 'refresher' course.

'Actions for Autumn' 2018 events

  • 9 October: Manchester
  • 10 October: Leeds
  • 12 October: London
  • 17 October: Birmingham
  • 18 October: Bristol


'Spring into Summer' 2019 events

  • 26 February: Birmingham
  • 27 February: Bristol
  • 1 March: London
  • 5 March: Leeds
  • 6 March: Manchester


Senior Leaders


These events are suitable for senior leaders responsible for exams or those who line manager an exams officer.

Managing exams in your centre during the 2018/19 academic year

  • 23 October: London


Getting ready for the summer 2019 exams series

  • 12 March: London


These are the only events hosted by ex-DfE staff, current JCQ inspectors, awarding body personnel, serving exams officers and the experts behind The Exams Office


For more information on all training events please visit the Exams Training website.


National Exams Officer Conferences 2018/19


The Exams Office is hosting both winter and summer National Conferences during the 2018/19 academic year. 

Five conferences (two dates in London) will be held in January 2019 to help members prepare for the summer exams series, with a northern and southern Summer Conference held in July 2019 to promote good practice and support preparation for the new academic year.


All conferences will be free-to-attend* for members - no other organisation is offering such support for its members.


The National Exams Officer Conferences will be supported by major awarding bodies, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), A2C, and other leading exams-related organisations. Presentations on the day will provide the latest updates and key information relating to exams administation and management.

The events will also be attended by exhibitors who supply products to the exams market, giving members the opportunity to view a range of exams-related products. 

*One free place per member centre is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that only those with an up-to-date paid membership with The Exams Office at the time of booking and at the time of the event will be eligible for a free place. Booking windows will close once all places are taken.

For more details see the National Conferences section of our website.


Winter 2019 National Conferences (venues TBC)

  • 10 January 2019: London (event held on two dates to meet demand)
  • 11 January 2019: London (event held on two dates to meet demand)
  • 18 January 2019: Leeds
  • 25 January 2019: Manchester
  • 1 February 2019: Bristol
  • 8 February 2019: Birmingham


Summer Conference (venues TBC)

  • 1 July 2019: Central London
  • 8 July 2019: Manchester OR Leeds


The Summer National Conference will have keynote speakers from the major exams-related organisations and information on changes to exams regulations for the 2019/20 academic year.


Please put these dates in your diary and ensure that you take advantage of this opportunity to acquire the latest information, updates and leading edge practice from the key stakeholders within the exams sector.


New Invigilator Training


The Exams Office is offering a members-only certificated 'New Invigilator Training' session as part of your membership.


Members of The Exams Office can send a minimum of 2 staff members - or attend themselves - to this half-day training course FREE* of charge. Refreshments will also be provided free of charge to all delegates.

*Members must have a current, fully paid membership to acquire 2 free places on this training course

This training covers:

  • The qualities required to invigilate 
  • What the JCQ require of invigilators – focussing upon the JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations booklet 
  • What are access arrangements? 
  • Invigilating access arrangements – reader, scribe, practical assistant & prompter 
  • Starting an examination 
  • Dealing with emergencies 
  • Dealing with malpractice 
  • The JCQ centre inspection 
  • Ending the examination 
  • Collecting the examination scripts


2018/19 events (venues and dates TBC)

  • November 2018: London, Birmingham & Leeds
  • February 2019: London, Newcastle & Nottingham
  • March 2019: London, Bristol & Plymouth
  • April 2019: London, Manchester, York & Coventry



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Please note that the information provided on this website may not be a comprehensive list of information and tasks relating to your school/college. There may be other specific requirements in your school/college depending on the qualifications undertaken or subjects studied, so please check with teaching staff and the relevant awarding bodies to ensure that you are clear in what is required of you and the associated deadlines. The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any administrative errors at your centre based on information imparted.

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