The Exams Office’s National Exams Officer Conferences are the only events attended by key stakeholders such as the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), Ofqual and the major awarding bodies. Over 2,000 exams officers attended our 2020 events which are held at locations across England during January and February each year.


The Exams Office is the only organisation to offer these free-to-attend* conferences for the exams officer community

Conference content is tailored specifically to meet the needs of exams officers and supporting our members in carrying out their everyday roles. The benefits of attendance include: national networking opportunities; listening to high quality, experienced speakers; attending informative and interactive workshops; accessing practical advice, hints and tips; hearing the latest awarding body/JCQ information and updates to prepare you for the summer exam series and beyond.

Conferences format and content includes keynote speeches, presentations and workshops from experts in the field of exams administration and management, with a focus on guidance and good practice hints and tips.

Delegates can select the workshops they would like to attend via the online booking form. Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch is provided at each event. A range of exams-related exhibitors are also in attendance.


Members of The Exams Office can attend one National Exams Officer Conference free as part of their membership*


*One free place per member centre is available on a first come, first served basis. 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 a free place. Booking windows will close once all places are taken.

Please note: As set out at the time of booking any cancellations made within 14 days of the conference date will be subject to a £50.00 administration fee. At this stage, delegate numbers will have been agreed with the venues and will be chargeable. An invoice will be raised and sent for prompt payment. Only in exceptional circumstances and with supporting evidence will this fee be waived.

Winter 2022 National Exams Officer Conferences

The booking window for the Winter 2022 National Exams Officer Conferences is NOW OPEN


To book your place at your chosen venue, please click on the corresponding ‘BOOK NOW!‘ icon below.

You will be directed to the matching online booking form for completion and, once submitted, you will receive an email to confirm your booking. Please check any spam/junk folders, should the email not appear in your inbox.


Event details




Friday 14 January 2022 Manchester Old Trafford, Manchester United FC, Manchester, M16 0SZ
Friday 21 January 2022 Leeds Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX ————-



Friday 28 January 2022 Coventry Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE
Friday 4 February 2022 Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ
Wednesday 9 February 2022 London The Kia Oval, Surrey CCC, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS ————-





Whilst completing the online booking form, you will be asked to choose the three workshops you wish to attend, in order of preference.

We will endeavour to meet your choice of workshop selections by repeating each workshop on two occasions, but please be prepared to attend another workshop if this is not possible.

Delegates will be expected to attend their chosen sessions, as changes may cause issues with room capacities.


Workshop details

Workshop Title and Summary
AQA Malpractice Refresher: helping you to prevent, identify and respond
Cambridge Assessment International Education
An update from Cambridge International
NCFE An Introduction to T Levels: process, support and timelines
Pearson Back to basics

A refresher workshop focusing on general qualification exam administration which exams officers may not have completed over the pandemic period. Areas covered will include question paper security, labels and additional stationery…and much more!

OCR Getting ready for summer 2022

To help you plan and prepare for summer 2022, OCR will provide key information, including the latest news and updates, on their exams and assessments for general qualifications, Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals

The Exams Office
How to get the most from the TEO Online Portal


Booking conditions

One free place per member centre is available on a first come, first served basis. Bookings at each event will close once all places are taken.

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 a free place.


Queries and booking of additional places

Should you have any queries regarding your booking, attendance, or to book any additional paid places at the events, then please email

Additional/paid places are charged at £175 plus VAT.


Virtual Exams Officer Conference – Winter 2022

Following the successful trial of our Virtual Exams Officer Conference in March of 2021, we will also be hosting a free-to-access virtual event in February 2022.

The event will be available to exams officers in member centres who are unable to attend or attendees wishing to revisit presentation and workshop content in their centre.

Further details regarding this online event will be provided in the coming weeks.


Please note:

All delegate places will be booked on a provisional basis. Given the ongoing public health situation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be carefully monitoring advice provided by the relevant authorities and the venues ahead of each event before confirming that it will be taking place.