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 modules

Members have exclusive 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

JCQ Invigilator checklist Checklist for invigilators (for written examinations)

Effective from February 2019

This checklist summarises the most essential actions for invigilating written examinations.  It must be issued to invigilators as part of their preparation and training. Invigilators must be familiar with the JCQ publication Instructions for conducting examinations in advance of the examinations.

Invigilator training videos

The Exams Office – in conjunction with OCR – provides a series of JCQ-compliant online video clips incorporating the latest rules and regulations relating to invigilation. These videos have been updated for the 2018/19 academic year

These are intended to support our members in training their invigilators

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

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.