For all JCQ information, please visit the JCQ website

If exams officers need to contact JCQ regarding exams administration related queries, please email centresupport@jcq.org.uk  to ensure that both parties have a written record – for other queries see contact details here

Supporting Exams Officers and their Centres

The Exams Office welcomes JCQ to its National Exams Officer Conferences

JCQ updates

Refer to the Exams Office section of the JCQ website where you will find the most essential JCQ documents which will help you in your role as an examinations officer. This section has been structured in line with the key activities of the exam cycle, ranging from key dates, access arrangements, conducting exams to results and post results services.

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Centres delivering JCQ member awarding body qualifications which come under common arrangements must conduct exams and assessments in accordance with JCQ’s regulations, guidance and instructions which include:

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (last published 13 August 2022)

A guide to the special consideration process (last published 1 September 2022; revised 18 October 2022)

Note that any queries regarding special consideration must be directed to the relevant awarding body and not to JCQ

General Regulations for Approved Centres (last published 13 August 2022)

Instructions for conducting examinations (ICE) (last published 17 August 2022; revised 25 October 2022)

Instructions for conducting coursework (last published 13 August 2022)

Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments (last published 17 August 2022)

Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures (last published 1 September 2022) 

Note that any malpractice reports must be directed to the relevant awarding body and not to JCQ

The Exams Office invited to join the Independent Commission into Malpractice…

Following the JCQ’s announcement in July 2018 of the launch of an independent industry-led Commission into examination malpractice chaired by Sir John Dunford, The Exams Office confirmed they would be contributing to the work of the Commission

The Exams Office was the only Exams Officer representative organisation invited to join the Commission

JCQ 2022/23 publications

Below is a useful overview of publications as made available by JCQ on its website for 2022/23. For all the most essential  JCQ documents, please visit the Exams Office area of the JCQ website here 

Key Dates – June 2023 (published 1 November 2022)

Information for candidates documents– Effective from September 2022 (published October 2022)

  • Information for candidates – Social Media

Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures 2022-2023 (published  September 2022)

A guide to the special consideration process 2022/23 (published September 2022, revised October 2022)

  • Guidance notes for overnight supervision of candidates with a timetable variation 2022/23
  • Guidance notes – Alternative Site arrangements 2022/23
  • Guidance notes – Centre Consortium arrangements 2022/23
  • Guidance notes – Transferred Candidate arrangements 2022/23
  • Guidance notes – Very Late Arrival Form 2022/23

Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments 2022-2023 (published August 2022)

Effective from 1 September 2022 (published August 2022):

Notice to Centres – Informing candidates of their centre assessed marks

Notice to Centres – Sharing NEA material and candidates’ work 

Instructions for conducting examinations 2022-2023 (published August 2022)

Effective from 1 September 2022 (published August 2022):

  • JCQ Preparing to sit your exams
  • Coursework assessments 
  • Non-examination assessments
  • On-screen tests
  • Written examinations

JCQ 2021/22 publications

These include:

Invigilator training checklist (published May 2022)

Post-Results Services – June 2022 series (published April 2022)

Application for an appeal (published December 2021)

Information for candidates documents

  • Information for candidates – Privacy Notice 2021-2022 (published October 2021)