The Senior Leader/Line Manager Training and Assessment Module is annually reviewed and updated on an academic year basis, and is included within your centre membership to The Exams Office

What the module offers

The module is designed to support senior leaders/line managers (with responsibility for exams/the exams officer) by informing and measuring understanding of JCQ regulations and key tasks that may need to be undertaken by them/their exams officer in the management and administration of the exams process

What the module provides

By completing this module, senior leaders/line managers will be able to support* their exams office/officer through the exam cycle

The module is devised to:

  • inform senior leaders/line managers of the key aspects of each stage of the exam cycle (see below)
  • support senior leaders/line managers in ensuring that key exams-related tasks are completed in their centre
  • recognise the understanding/knowledge of senior leaders/line managers


What the module contains

Five assessment sections take a user through the following stages of the exam cycle:

  • planning
  • entries
  • pre-exams (exam preparation)
  • exam time
  • results and post-results

When and how the module should be completed

The module should be completed throughout the academic year before each stage of the exam cycle is undertaken in your centre

Senior leaders/line managers should read the information, download the ‘self-assessment’ (meet with their exams officer to confirm that all tasks are in hand/have been completed) and complete the assessment

Below is an indicative timeline (based on the summer series exam cycle) of when each unit could be be completed

Note, completion of the current module must take place by the end of July. The module is deactivated during August to allow review and update in accordance with updated JCQ regulations. The updated module will be available in early September each new academic year.


Section Read information

Complete self-assessment 

(meet with exams officer)

Complete assessment
Planning September September September/October
Entries November November November/December
Pre-exams (exam preparation) January February February/March
Exam time March March April
Results and post-results April April May

How long should it take to complete the module?

The module is designed to be completed throughout the academic year

Each section will require the following to ensure completion:

  • Read the information – approximately 20-30 minutes (this will be longer if additional information is acquired via the hyperlinks)
  • Confirm the statements in the self-assessment – this will require a meeting with your exams officer which may last approximately one hour
  • Complete the assessment – if the questions in all five sections are answered correctly at the first attempt this should take no more than 10 minutes

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.