Coronavirus (COVID-19)Please note that due to the current government restrictions, bookings for in-house invigilator training events will not be taken until further notice

The Exams Office offers an invigilator training session delivered in your centre by one of our trainers


The following areas are covered during each session:

  • The qualities required to invigilate
  • Invigilation arrangements
    • The role of an invigilator
    • What does the JCQ expect of me as an invigilator?
    • What invigilators must/must not do
  • Preparing for the examination
  • At the beginning of the examination
  • During the examination (including dealing with irregularities, malpractice and emergencies)
  • At the end of and after the examination
  • Instructions for conducting On-screen tests (optional)
  • Exam regulation changes 2019/2020
  • Invigilating and facilitating access arrangement candidates (including the roles/rules – of a reader, scribe, practical assistant, prompter – and other main access arrangements)
  • Supporting your exams officer


To request a booking, please email 


The cost of this training is by direct negotiation with the trainer (dependent on time and distance of travel to training venue)

25 invigilators or less from £195 (Non-members from £295)

26 – 50 invigilators from £345 (Non-members from £495)

50+ invigilators from £7 per invigilator (Non-members from £10 per invigilator)

Map reference Trainer Areas covered
1 Kathy Stonham
(Bristol Grammar School, Bristol)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire
2 Katherine McDiarmid
(Kendrick School, Reading)
Thames Valley, West London, Oxfordshire, North Hampshire, Devon, Gloucestershire
3 Alison Gold North & Central London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex
4 & 9 Jugjit Chima North West, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire
5 Jane Hickey East Midlands
6 Lisa Longstaff
(Dunottar School, Reigate)
Surrey, Sussex, Kent, South Hampshire
7 Marcia Woods Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Cheshire
8 Geraldine Jozefiak
(HMP Norwich)
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
10 Caroline Hodson North East, North, East and West Yorkshire

Neither The Exams Office or our trainers take any responsibility for the actions of invigilators in examinations following this training. Trainers will deliver a pre-defined training programme, and it is the responsibility of the centre to ensure that invigilators are familiar with the specific centre requirements.