What are The Exams Office online assessments?

These are modules and digital accreditations designed to inform, self-assess and measure the understanding of users

Modules currently available are:

  • Invigilator Training and Assessment Module
  • New Exams Officer Induction and Assessment Module1
  • Senior Leader/Line Manager Training and Assessment Module

Digital accreditations:

  • Invigilator Digital Accreditation (IDA)
  • Exams Officer Digital Accreditation (EODA) – available in early 2022

1may also be relevant to colleagues acting as an exams assistant or appointed to cover the exams officer role as a contingency measure


How to access online assessments

  • Login to the Online Portal
  • From the Members (Resources) area select Assessment Portal
  • From the Assessments screen, select the required module or digital accreditation


About the modules and digital accreditations

A summary of each is provided below -click on a heading for further details

These resources are reviewed and updated each academic year in line with any changes to JCQ regulations and instructions for conducting examinations

Invigilator Training and Assessment Module

This module is designed to support the training of invigilators by informing and measuring understanding

The module contains four individually certificated units and invigilators may undertake any or all of the units as relevant to their role/experience as guided by their exams officer/centre 

The units are:

  • (Unit 1) New invigilators
  • (Unit 2) On-screen tests
  • (Unit 3) Regulation changes for experienced invigilators
  • (Unit 4) Access arrangements (for invigilators supervising candidates and facilitators supporting candidates

New Exams Officer Induction and Assessment Module

Designed to support a new exams officer’s induction to their centre and the exams process/exam cycle by informing, self-assessing and measuring understanding

Invigilator Digital Accreditation (IDA)

This timed assessment has been newly launched for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Invigilator Digital Accreditation (IDA) covers the following areas in relation to the invigilator role:

  • Section 1 – Invigilation arrangements
  • Section 2 – Preparing for an examination
  • Section 3 – At the beginning of the examination
  • Section 4 – During the examination
  • Section 5 – At the end of, and after, the examination
  • Section 6 – On-screen tests
  • Section 7 – Invigilating and facilitating access arrangements 

There is no limit on the number of attempts, and each section can be completed individually over a period of time.

Invigilators must achieve a 100% pass rate to acquire an online certificate.

Senior Leader/Line Manager Training and Assessment Module

Designed to support senior leaders/line managers (responsible for exams) through the exam cycle and in supporting their exams officer by informing, self-assessing and measuring understanding

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website, Online Portal or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of centres to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.