In November 2017, Exams Training (in conjunction with The Exams Office and Pearson) staged the inaugural International Exams Officer Conference.

This two-day event, held at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, was attended by over 60 Exams Officers from across the world with excellent delegate feedback.



Exams Training, in association with The Exams Office and Pearson, will be hosting a 2-day exams conference during November 2018…with FREE invigilator training for Dubai-based Exams Officers. Below are further details.


Dates: Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 November 2018


Location: Dubai


Venue: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel


Cost: £395 per delegate if booked by 18 October and invoice paid by 30 October 2018

(£495 per delegate if booked after 18 October 2018)

International Exams Officer Conference 2018

Date and Venue

Location and Venue Dates Venue Address Status
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel – Dubai 19 & 20 November 2018 Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates BOOK NOW

Delegates, and their invigilators, can also attend (free of charge) an invigilator training session being held at the same venue as the conference on Thursday 22 November

Please register your interest via the booking form

Content – Day 1

(subject to change)


Understanding Pearson and AQA exam changes for the 2018/19 academic year

A comprehensive review of the exam changes relating to AQA and Pearson qualifications for the new academic year. Our team of exams experts will help delegates interpret the changes and the impact upon their centre.

Delegates will also have an opportunity to discuss the changes with fellow delegates and consider how to implement these within their centre.



Contingency planning – Resolving exam issues in your centre

Delegates will be presented with a range of scenarios and exams-related issues with advice, hints and tips from our exams experts on how to resolve these in their centre.

Free invigilator training

Exams Officers located in Dubai – if booked and invoice is paid by 30 September 2018 – will be able to send invigilators to a FREE half-day certificated invigilator training session to be held in Dubai on Thursday 22 November. Exams Officers attending the conference but not from Dubai may also attend this training to disseminate invigilator training upon returning to their centre.

Please indicate on the booking form whether you would like further details following your booking confirmation.

Content – Day 2

(subject to change)


Understanding Cambridge International exam changes for the 2018/19 academic year

A brief guide to the major regulation changes relating to Cambridge Assessment International Education (previously Cambridge International Examinations) examinations. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss these with fellow delegates.



Delegates can select to attend any two of the following workshops:

  • Managing, preparing and training your invigilators
  • Administering BTEC qualifications
  • Devising exam policies
  • Planning for exam days



New Exams Officer training – Planning for the 2018/19 academic year

A 3-hour session which helps new Exams Officers plan for the academic year, and address some of the key exam areas, including:

  • The ‘Exams Cycle’
  • Building an exams plan
  • Storing confidential exam materials
  • Planning for access arrangements
  • Key tasks to undertake during the ‘Pre-Exams’ period

We are delighted to confirm that Scanning Pens and Texthelp will be joining us to exhibit at the event. Both organisations are at the forefront of assistive technology and their representatives very much look forward to seeing you and explaining how their products and services could assist students and educators in your centre.