The Exams Office’s National Exams Officer Conferences are the only events attended by key exams stakeholders such as the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), Ofqual and the major awarding bodies. The events 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, supporting its 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 select the workshops they would like to attend via the online booking form. Refreshments, along with a buffet lunch, are provided at each event. Each year, a range of exams-related exhibitors also attend.


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.

National Exams Officer Conferences – Winter 2023


We are delighted to announce the dates and venues for our Winter 2023 National Exams Officer Conferences.

Please see details below:


Date Event title

Venue details

Thursday 12 January 2023 National Exams Officer Conference, Manchester

Old Trafford Football Ground
Sir Matt Busby Way
Old Trafford
M16 0RA

Wednesday 18 January 2023 National Exams Officer Conference, Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Rd
Thursday 26 January 2023 National Exams Officer Conference, Leeds

Hilton Leeds City
Neville Street

Thursday 2 February 2023 National Exams Officer Conference, Coventry

Coventry Building Society Arena
Judds Lane

Thursday 9 February 2023 National Exams Officer Conference, London

The Kia Oval
SE11 5SS


Further details regarding the event format, presentations, workshops and attending organisations will be announced in the coming months.

The online event booking portal will open in late October/early November – further details TBA.