New invigilator training


The Exams Office, through our training section, Exams Training, offers member centres three free* places on half day courses taking place across England in March 2021 (bookings taken from January 2021):

  • Bristol – 4 March
  • Manchester – 8 March
  • Leeds – 12 March
  • London – 18 March
  • Birmingham – 23 March


Bookings taken from January 2021

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*Three free places per member centre are available on a first come, first served basis. Further places may be available per centre if capacity allows.

Please note that only those with an up-to-date paid membership with The Exams Office at the time of booking and at the time of the event will be eligible for free places.

Booking windows will close once all places have been taken.

Invigilator training (in-house) 


The Exams Office offers a training session for new and experienced invigilators delivered in your centre by one of our trainers

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

Access the invigilator trainer map to identify your local trainer and for details of how to request a booking

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


The cost of this training will be confirmed by your trainer (dependent on time and distance of travel to training venue)

Below is an indication of the minimum cost:

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)


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.