A well trained and effective team of invigilators ensure that exams run smoothly and according to the required instructions for conducting exams

The Exams Office offers members a range of resources to support the recruitment, training and deployment of invigilators

Online assessments

Invigilator training and assessment 

The Exams Office has designed an online certificated invigilator training and assessment module

Members have exclusive free access to this newly launched online tool


For further information visit our Online assessments page

Invigilator training

The Exams Office offers invigilator training events across England


New invigilator training – free half day events for member centres offered in the autumn and spring terms

Invigilator training (in house) – sessions for new and experienced invigilators offered by booking directly with a trainer (discounted rates for member centres)


For further information visit our Invigilator training page

Invigilation support resources

A suite of resources to support the recruitment, training and deployment of invigilators

Invigilation videos

The Exams Office – in conjunction with OCR – provides a series of JCQ-compliant online video clips incorporating the latest rules (2018/19) and regulations relating to invigilation

These are intended to support our members in training their invigilators

Video clips focus upon:

  • Starting an examination
  • Dealing with emergencies (fire alarm)
  • Dealing with malpractice
  • Ending the examination
  • Collecting the scripts


 The Exams Office is the only organisation providing exams officers with up-to-date online videos for use when training invigilators

Our updated videos for the 2018/19 academic year will be available in early November 2018

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of centres to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.