Welcome to Exams Training

 

Quality training for new and experienced exams officers and senior leaders/line managers delivered by exams experts with FREE training for invigilators

Quality training materials

 

Comprehensive and high quality course materials designed by our exams experts

2020/21 Training events

  Bookings are now being taken for our 2020/2021 training events

A comprehensive range of exams training

  Over 1800 exams officers and senior leaders/line managers attended our training events in 2019/20

Coronavirus update

Please visit The Exams Office website for the latest updates relating to the summer 2020 exams series

Specialist training in the management, administration and conducting of examinations

 

Exams Training is the training section of The Exams Office.

 

Exams Training deliver training events for new and experienced exams officers, senior leaders/line managers and invigilators each academic year.

 

All training is devised and delivered by the experts who launched The Exams Office, and in conjunction with key stakeholders including JCQ awarding organisations.

 

Training events are delivered by at least two presenters and event support staff at quality venues across England. An annual overseas training event is also held in Dubai each November.

TEO Member/OCR Centre Discounted

Single Delegate Price £195 + vat

Two Delegates Discounted (same centre)

£345 + vat (for both delegates)

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Non-Discounted

£245 + VAT (single delegate)

£445 + VAT (two delegates)

Autumn 2020 events

Health & Safety

 

Although bookings are currently being taken for our 2020/2021 training events, we appreciate that as a result of the current uncertainty, some delegates may be anxious about committing to attending events in autumn/winter 2020. To alleviate this, venues have introduced stringent health and safety measures in line with government requirements, including reduced capacities at each event to ensure adequate social distancing between delegates.

Upon receipt of your invoice, if you no longer wish to attend an event for which you have booked, please reply to training@theexamsoffice.com no later than Friday 11 September. There will no cost if your place is cancelled via email by this date.

We will be following government and venue regulations and guidelines in relation to social distancing and other safety measures.. These will be published for each venue on our training website by the end of August (see below).

The Exams Office will also be providing face coverings for all delegates. 

If a training event is cancelled at short notice, delegates will receive a full refund.

Those booked onto the Actions for Autumn training event for new exams officers will have the option to acquire access to the relevant online version of their training event at a reduced cost of £95. The availability of training videos for other events will be confirmed in due course.

We are in regular contact with all venues to confirm the latest situation and to ensure that measures will be put into place to meet government requirements and address delegates’ safety concerns. Please see below for further information on each venue.

Please note – We have transferred all October training events from Novotel Birmingham to Ricoh Arena Coventry due to increased capacity/social distancing and car parking facilities.

Exams Officer Training

Exam changes for the 2020/21 academic year

Exam changes (JCQ, DfE and Ofqual) for the new academic year – and the impact upon your centre

A full day course focusing upon the JCQ changes for the 2020/2021 academic year in a range of publications, including:

    • Instructions for Conducting Examinations
    • General Regulations for Approved Centres
    • Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
    • A review of a range of JCQ publications to ensure understanding and compliance for the 2020/2021 academic year

Other content includes:

    • Highlghting key dates, deadlines and requirements for the autumn 2020 and summer 2021 exam series
    • DfE and Ofqual changes/reforms for the new academic year (if applicable)
    • An update of newly launched support from The Exams Office.

For additional course information and to book your place click here

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Online training: If an online video of this training event is produced, it will be made available to all delegates after the final event has been delivered. This includes delegates who cancel within 14 days of the event or fail to attend on the day. These delegates will also receive course materials, but will not receive a refund/credit for a future event

New Exams Officers

Actions for Autumn – Planning for the academic year
Spring into Summer – Preparing for the summer exams series

Actions for Autumn – key tasks from October to February

A full day course designed to familiarise new exams officers with the ‘exam cycle’ and to prepare them for tasks/deadlines in the following areas as they plan for the academic year:

    • Planning for the academic year – exam policies, secure storage, JCQ inspections, contingency planning etc.
    • Access arrangements – the role of an exams officer
    • Managing the exam entries process
    • Managing your invigilation team
    • Preparing candidates for exam days (November & January series)

For additional course information and to book your place click here

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Spring into Summer – key tasks from March to June

A full day course designed to prepare exams officers for the summer exams series with a focus upon tasks/deadlines in the following areas:

    • Entries – follow up tasks after submitting entries
    • Storing confidential materials
    • Access arrangements – logostics and emergency access arrangements
    • Managing different types of assessments
    • Timetabling, rooming & seating plans
    • Briefing candidates
    • Preparing your invigilators for the summer exams series
    • Managing exam days
    • Preparing for a JCQ inspection
    • Packing and dispatching scripts

For additional course information and to book your place click here

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Online training: Online videos of these training events will be made available to all delegates after the final event has been delivered. This includes delegates who cancel within 14 days of the event or fail to attend on the day. These delegates will also receive course materials, but will not receive a refund/credit for a future event

Senior Leaders/Line Managers

Autumn Training – Exam changes and supporting your exams officer/managing exams in your centre
Spring Training – Getting ready for the summer exams series and complying with JCQ regulations

Autumn Training – Exam changes and supporting your exams officer/managing exams in your centre

A full-day course focusing upon the JCQ changes for the 2020/2021 academic year in a range of publications, including:

    • Instructions for Conducting Examinations
    • General Regulations for Approved Centres
    • Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments

There will be a focus upon supporting and managing your exams officer, and areas of exams administration in which an exams officer will require the support of their SLT/Line Manager.

For additional course information and to book your place click here

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Spring Training – Getting ready for the summer exams series and complying with JCQ regulations

A full-day course which prepares SLT/line managers for the forthcoming summer exams series, highlighting their role and the support which will be required by their exams officer before and during the summer exams series.

Delegates will also focus upon regulation changes which impact upon the exams series.

For additional course information and to book your place click here

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Online training: Online videos of these training events will be made available to all delegates after the final event has been delivered. This includes delegates who cancel within 14 days of the event or fail to attend on the day. These delegates will also receive course materials, but will not receive a refund/credit for a future event

Exams Officers – Results and Post-Results training

 

This event has been cancelled for the 2019/2020 academic year due to the summer 2020 awarding process

Managing and administering examination results and post-results services

A half-day training event to support exams officers in managing and administering exams result day(s) and post-results services. The following areas are covered:

  • Planning and preparation
  • Key documents and resources
  • Briefing candidates and staff
  • Managing results
  • Understanding and interpreting results
  • Managing Post-Results Services
  • Retaking qualifications
  • Managing certificates

For additional course information click here

New Invigilator training – Free to attend

2021 training event bookings will be taken from January 2021

Free training sessions are held for new invigilators and exams officers planning to host training sessions in their centre. These sessions will be held at various locations across the country during March 2021.

Please note that free places are only available to members of The Exams Office.

Morning sessions are from 9.15-12.15/12.30am with registration from 8.30am. Afternoon sessions are from 1-4/4.15pm with registration from 12.15.

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In-house invigilator training

In-house invigilator training sessions are delivered by one of our team of experts from just £195. These are suitable for new and experienced invigilators, with a particular focus upon changes in JCQ’s Instructions for conducting examinations for the current academic year.

Please note that no more bookings are being taken for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Cancellation/Refunds

See our Terms and Conditions for full information

Please note that refunds are not given if a cancellation is made within 14 days of the event or if a delegate fails to attend on the day.

Those cancelling within 14 days or failing to attend on the day will be sent the course materials, and where available, access to an online video of the training.

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