The Exams Office 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 conferences are supported by Exams Training

National Exams Officer Winter 2021 Virtual Conference


We are delighted to be able to now share with you instructions for how to access and navigate around the event platform for our National Exams Officer Winter 2021 Virtual Conference.


The content is now live and can be accessed by visiting


Once on the event landing page, delegates should:

  • Read the welcome and introduction on the left-hand side of the page
  • Enter their details into the section on the right-hand side of the page and complete security validation, before clicking ‘login

Once logged in, delegates will be directed to the event Home screen and should:

  • Read the instructional text at the top of the page
  • Watch your chosen first presentation by clicking ‘VIEW VIDEO’ or, for the Q&A sessions, ‘VIEW Q&A‘ or for JCQ, ‘VIEW PRESENTATION
  • Return to the Home screen to access the next presentation by either clicking the ‘Home’ icon at the top-right of the screen or clicking The Exams Office logo at the top-left of the screen
  • Continue the process above until all content has been accessed
  • When ready to do so, please click ‘Logout’ at the top-right of the screen

We do hope that you find the event to be informative, useful and enjoyable.


Frequently asked questions


Are other members of staff within my centre able to participate in the Virtual Conference?

Yes – teaching staff and senior leaders from member centres can log in to view and participate in the Virtual Conference.

Additional delegates from member centres should enter their own details into the section on the right-hand side of the page and also complete security validation, before clicking ‘login’.


Will I and colleagues be able to view the videos and Q&A sessions after the Virtual Conference has ended?

Yes, all content will remain on The Exams Office video platform until the end of May. This period may be extended, if required.


What will happen to any submitted questions?

Individual answers to questions submitted will not be provided.

Questions for AQA, Cambridge Assessment International Education, OCR or Pearson will be processed according to each organisation’s own internal systems.

The deadline for the submission of questions for Ofqual and The Exams Office has now passed.

Questions for JCQ should be submitted by no later than 12:00 on Thursday 15 April. Please submit your question by entering it into the ‘Ask a question…’ box beneath the JCQ Awarding 2021 presentation

NB: Any questions posed should relate to the content of the relevant organisation’s presentation.


How will I and colleagues access the question and answer sessions on or after Thursday 25 March?

Delegates should log in to the event platform on or after Thursday 25 March and they will be able to view the content as per previous instructions. The process will remain the same.


When will the JCQ Q&A session take place?

The Q&A session with Philip Wright, Director General at JCQ, will be available to view on Thursday 22 April and users will be able to view the content as per the instructions set out above.


How can I keep up-to-date with any new content, further information or instructions?

Please visit this page for latest information and keep an eye out for further email updates.