Welcome to Exams Training

 

Training for new and experienced exams officers and senior leaders/line managers with responsibility for examinations and assessments delivered by exams experts

Quality training materials

 

Comprehensive and high quality course materials designed by our exams experts

2021/22 Training events

Bookings for our 2021/2022 training events will be taken from April 2021

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)

Update

 

2020/2021 training

Following public health guidance, we have taken the decision to cancel all of our 2020/2021 events.

The following training events are available via videos hosted on The Exams Office Online Portal:

  • Actions for Autumn – New exams officers/refresher course
  • Managing an exams series – New exams officers/refresher course
  • Exam changes 2020/2021 – Exams office staff & senior leaders and line managers

For more details email Training@theexamsoffice.com

 

2021/2022 training

Please see below for details of training events being held during the 2021/2022 academic year.

All events will be conducted in line with public health guidelines, with additional measures also taken including the booking of larger rooms within venues to allow for social distancing.

All delegates will also be provided with a face covering.

Exams Officer Training 2021/2022

Exam changes for the new academic year (and a review of 2020/2021)

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

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

  • General Regulations for Approved Centres
  • Instructions for conducting examinations
  • Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (areas relevant to exams officers)
  • Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures
  • A guide to the special consideration process
  • Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
  • Information for candidates – written exams, non-examination assessments, coursework, on-screen tests, Privacy Notice and Social Media

Other content includes:

2020/2021 review – including regulation changes and impact/legacy of Covid

Stakeholder update for the 2021/2022 academic year

An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Exams Office support for exams officers

A guide to the latest information and resources available on The Exams Office website.

There will be an explanation of all, and a demonstration of some, of the following tools on The Exams Office’s Online Portal:

  • Invigilator Training and Assessment Module
  • Invigilator Digital Accreditation
  • New Exams Officer Training and Assessment Module
  • Senior Leader/Line Manager Training and Assessment Module
  • Exams Officer Digital Accreditation (EODA)
  • Exams Timetable Tool
  • Key Dates Calendar Tool
  • Policy Generator Tool
  • Provisional Exams Timetable Tool
  • Online Handbook
  • Training Videos

 

Location Date Venue Address Status
Coventry 28 September 2021 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Bristol 29 September 2021 Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
London 06 October 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Leeds 12 October 2021 Hilton City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Manchester 13 October 2021 Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
London 01 December 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021

 

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

VISIT THIS PAGE FROM APRIL 2021 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

New Exams Officer Training 2021/2022

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:

  • Building an annual exams plan – meeting key deadlines
  • Exam policies
  • Storing confidential exam materials
  • The JCQ centre inspections
  • Contingency planning
  • Briefing candidates and staff
  • The role of the Senior Leadership Team/Head of centre
  • 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)

 

Location Date Venue Address Status
Bristol 30 September 2021 Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Coventry 04 October 2021 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
London 05 October 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Leeds 11 October 2021 Hilton City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Manchester 14 October 2021 Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA BOOK FROM APRIL 2021

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

VISIT THIS PAGE FROM APRIL 2021 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

 

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
Location Date Venue Address Status
Coventry 01 March 2022 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Bristol 02 March 2022 Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Manchester 08 March 2022 Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Leeds 09 March 2022 Hilton City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
London 15 March 2022 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

VISIT THIS PAGE FROM APRIL 2021 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Senior Leaders/Line Managers Training 2021/2022

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 new academic year in a range of publications, including:

    • Instructions for Conducting Examinations
    • General Regulations for Approved Centres
    • Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
    • Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures
    • A guide to the special consideration process
    • Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
    • Information for candidates – written exams, non-examination assessments, coursework, on-screen tests, Privacy Notice and Social Media

Stakeholder update for the 2021/2022 academic year

An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the new academic year.

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.

 

Location Date Venue Address Status
London 07 October 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
Coventry 18 October 2021 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK FROM APRIL 2021

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

VISIT THIS PAGE FROM APRIL 2021 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

 

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.

 

Location Date Venue Address Status
Coventry 04 March 2022 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK FROM APRIL 2021
London 16 March 2022 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK FROM APRIL 2021

 

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

VISIT THIS PAGE FROM APRIL 2021 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Invigilator Training

Online Training Presentation videos
In-house Invigilator Training
Online regulations changes update meeting (via Zoom/Teams)

Online Training Presentation videos

An series of online training videos are available on The Exams Office Online Portal. These videos have been devised to enable exams officers to deliver a comprehensive training session to their new and experienced invigilators in their own centre. These can be played to your invigilators to train them in all aspects of their role including:

  • Introduction to invigilator training
  • The qualities required to invigilate
  • The role of an invigilator
  • Preparing for, and at the beginning of, an examination
  • During the exam – Dealing with irregularities
  • At the end of, and after, the examination
  • Changes for the new academic year
  • Invigilating and facilitating access arrangements

 

In-house Invigilator Training

If you require one of our fully-trained and experienced trainers to deliver a half-day, certificated, training session for your new and experienced invigilators within your centre, please email contact@theexamsoffice.com.

The cost of this training is (from) £225 for up to 25 invigilators. For more details please visit The Exams Office website.

 

Regulation changes update meeting (via Zoom/Teams)

For the 2021/2022 academic year, we will be taking bookings for an online zoom/teams session with one of our subject matter experts to update your experienced invigilators/existing invigilation teams in JCQ regulation changes for the current academic year.

This session will cover all changes in JCQ’s Instructions for conducting examinations publication which are relevant to the conducting of examinations, and will meet JCQ requirements for ‘an update meeting to be held for the existing invigilation team so that they are aware of any changes‘.

The cost of this training is £75 for a summary of the regulation changes and a question and answer session with your invigilators.

For more details please email contact@theexamsoffice.com or visit The Exams Office website.

 

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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.

Exam Changes 2021/22