The Exams Office’s winter and summer conferences are the only national events attended by key stakeholders including the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and the major awarding bodies. Over 2,500 exams officers attended our 2019 Winter and Summer Conferences.


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


Conference content is tailored specifically to meet the needs of exams officers and supporting our members in their everyday role. This includes national networking opportunities, high quality, experienced speakers, interactive workshops, the latest awarding body/JCQ information to prepare exams officers for the summer exam series and beyond, providing practical advice, hints and tips.


The conferences include keynote speeches, presentations and workshops from experts in the field of exams administration and management, with a focus upon guidance and good practice hints and tips.


Delegates can select the workshops they would like to attend via the booking form. Refreshments and buffet lunch are provided. A range of exams-related exhibitors are also in attendance.


Members of The Exams Office can attend a winter conference and a summer conference 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.


The Exams Office’s conferences are supported by Exams Training

Winter and Summer Conferences


Summer Conferences 2020

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status

Hilton Leeds City

Thursday 2 July 2020 Neville St



Booking window will open in May 2020

The Kia Oval

Thursday 9 July 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club



SE11 5SS

Booking window will open in May 2020