What the module offers

This module was launched during the 2018/19 academic year. From the 2019/20 academic year, four annually updated units are available as part of this module – (member centre) exams officers should determine which (or all) of the units are completed by their invigilators on an annual (academic year) basis.

The module is designed to inform and measure the understanding of invigilators (and where relevant, access arrangement facilitators) of what is expected of them when supervising and supporting candidates under examination conditions.

The units within the module do not of course address centre-specific requirements and processes (within the regulations) which invigilators should be separately briefed on/trained in by their centre.

What the module contains

(Unit 1) New invigilators – Instructions for conducting examinations

Designed to meet the requirement for new invigilators to know what is expected of them by being familiarised with the content of the JCQ publication Instructions for Conducting Examinations 2020/21 that impacts on the role of the invigilator and being made aware of the Checklist for invigilators (for written examinations) before they invigilate any examination

(Unit 2) Instructions for conducting on-screen tests

Designed to meet the requirement for those invigilators new to conducting on-screen tests to know what is expected of them by being familiarised with the content of the JCQ publication Instructions for Conducting Examinations (Appendix 1) Instructions for conducting on-screen tests 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 in advance of invigilating on-screen tests

(Unit 3) Experienced invigilators – Changes to Instructions for conducting examinations

Designed to meet the  requirement for the existing invigilation team (meaning experienced invigilators who are already fully ICE trained) to be updated so that they are aware of any changes within the JCQ publication Instructions for Conducting Examinations 2020/21 that impact on the role of the invigilator

(Unit 4) Supporting and supervising access arrangements (Instructions for invigilators and facilitators)

Designed to meet the requirement for invigilators and those facilitating an access arrangement (as a practical assistant, a prompter, a reader or a scribe) for a candidate under examination conditions to understand the rules of particular access arrangements, their respective roles and what is and what is not permissible in the examination room

(Note where a facilitator is supporting a candidate in an exam room on a 1:1 basis and (where permitted by the regulations) also acting as the invigilator, as well as facilitator trained the facilitator must also be invigilator trained)


Verify your user account

  • When your exams officer creates a user account for you, you should immediately receive an automated Verify account email to the email address recorded in your account (check your spam/junk inbox)
  • Follow the instructions in the email to verify your account

Log in

  • When you have verified your account and set up your secure password you will immediately receive a further automated Account set-up confirmation email providing a click link to log in
  • On logging in, you will see the Assessments screen or the Assessment Portal icon (which you click on to take you to assessments)
  • Select the unit you are to undertake and click button to start the assessment

Follow the instructions

  • Read and understand the Assessment Guide (these are the instructions you should follow to undertake and complete the unit) and the Assessment Objectives 
  • Follow the steps described to undertake and complete your assessment

If you encounter any problems

  • Please report these to your exams officer NOT The Exams Office

Completing an assessment

  • You are required to answer randomly selected questions from a ‘bank’ of  questions in each assessment section within a unit
  • You may use the JCQ’s Instructions for conducting examinations (ICE) booklet when answering the questions
  • You will be signposted to relevant sections of the JCQ’s Instructions for conducting examinations (ICE) booklet for any questions answered incorrectly
  • By restarting a section, you can attempt the questions as many times as required
  • An assessment can only be submitted when 100% success has been achieved 
  • Once you complete all  sections of an assessment and have achieved 100% success, you should submit the assessment for your exams officer to print your Assessment Certificate

Recording the content covered

The exams officer will also be able to view/print the Assessment Details (certificate) which summarises the content of the unit undertaken by the user to support completion of  the Invigilator Training Record template (which can be customised for use in the centre)

(Member centre) Invigilator users click above to log into the Online Portal to access the module

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website, Online Portal 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.