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 update

 

Following the government announcement on 22 September that conferences and exhibitions will not reopen from 1 October, the venues hosting our autumn training have taken the decision to cancel all of our autumn events. These include:

  • Actions for Autumn – New exams officers
  • Exam changes 2020/2021 – Exams office staff
  • Exam changes 2020/2021 – Senior leaders and line managers

We would like to apologise to all delegates who had booked onto these training events and offer the following alternatives:

  • Option 1 – A full refund of £195 (+ vat)
  • Option 2 – Purchase of a Delegate Pack and a £50 (+ vat) refund.

The Delegate Pack will include:

  • Access to both the new exams officer Actions for Autumn and Exam Changes 2020/2021 videos – these will be PIN number protected.
  • A booklet containing the relevant slide set for the event originally booked
  • JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations booklet (1 copy)
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  • The Exams Office documents:
    • Policy checklist (2 copies)
    • Invigilator training record (2 copies)
    • Exam room checklist/incident log (2 copies)
  • Exams Desk Diary (2 copies)
  • Exams Wall Planner (2 copies)
  • TEO face coverings (pack of 10, a mixture of face mask coverings individually sealed)

 

PIN numbers will be emailed to delegates once the videos are available on our Online Portal.

  • The Actions for Autumn video training is now available (please note that the Actions for Autumn video training content has been slightly reduced from the face-to-face version)
  • The Exam Changes 2020/2021 video training will be available in mid-November. A follow-up ‘Questions and Answers’ video will also be available in early December.

Delegates who had booked onto these events have been emailed. However, if you would like more information, or to purchase a Delegate Pack, please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

Exams Officer Training

Exam changes for the new 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 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 (if published)
  • 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:

Stakeholder update for the 2020/2021 academic year

An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the 2020/2021 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
  • New Exams Officer Training and Assessment Module
  • Senior Leader/Line Manager Training and Assessment Module
  • Exams Officer Digital Accreditation
  • Exams Timetable Tool
  • Key Dates Calendar Tool
  • Policy Generator Tool
  • Provisional Exams Timetable Tool
  • Online Handbook
  • Training Videos

This course is now only available via a series of videos on The Exams Office Online Portal

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

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:

  • 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)

This course is now only available via a series of videos on The Exams Office Online Portal

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

 

 

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: All members of The Exams Office have free access to a studio-filmed version of Managing an exam series training as part of their membership.

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
    • 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 2020/2021 academic year

An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the 2020/2021 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.

 

This course is now only available via a series of videos on The Exams Office Online Portal

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

 

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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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.

For additional course information click here

 

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.

For additional information click here

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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