Invigilator Training


A half-day certificated training session designed for new invigilators and Exams Officers to help them deliver invigilator training in their centre



This FREE to attend half-day course covers the main areas associated with exam invigilation and is open to members of The Exams Office only.

By attending this course, new invigilators will receive training to support the JCQ’s stipulation that ‘a training session must be held for any new invigilators’ (Instructions for Conducting Examinations, Chapter 12).

New exams officers may also find this course worthwhile to develop their knowledge and understanding of what is required from their invigilators (please note that exams officer attendance will count as one of the two free places).

The simple aim is to improve the quality of training for new invigilators. This will improve invigilation within the exam room, which in turn reduces the likelihood of candidate malpractice, and improves the conditions under which all candidates undertake their examinations.


Members of The Exams Office can send 3 staff members to this half-day training course FREE of charge.

(Members may be able to book additional places free of charge if capacity allows)


Course Content

To include:

  • The qualities required to invigilate
  • The role of an invigilator
  • Preparing for the examination
  • At the beginning of the examination
  • During the examination
  • Dealing with irregularities
  • At the end of, and after, the examination
  • Instructions for conducting on-screen tests – signposting only
  • Exam regulation changes for 2019/2020 – signposting for Exams Officer attendees only
  • Access arrangements (for invigilators supervising candidates and facilitators supporting candidates)


Supporting documents

Delegates will receive the following documents:

  • Exam room incident log
  • Exam room checklist
  • JCQ invigilator checklist



Members of The Exams Office can send 3 delegates FREE of charge. Members may be able to book additional places free of charge if capacity allows



Morning session

Morning courses start at 9.15am (registration from 8.30am) and finish by 1pm. Refreshments are provided for all delegates (this includes tea/coffee, lunch is not provided).

Afternoon session

Afternoon courses start at 1.00pm (registration from 12.15pm) and finish by 4.15pm. Refreshments are provided for all delegates (this includes tea/coffee, lunch is not provided).


Date & Venues

Location & venue




Bristol (Ashton Gate Stadium)

4 March 2020 (AM session)

Bristol City FC, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ


Manchester (Old Trafford)

9 March 2020 (PM session)

Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA


Leeds (Hilton City)

13 March 2020 (AM session)

Neville St,


London (Kia Oval)

19 March 2020 (AM session)

London, SE11 5SS

Fully Booked

Coventry (Ricoh Arena)

24 March 2020 (AM session)

Judds Lane, Coventry, CV6 6GE



In association with

Bookings now being taken

Jugjit Chima - Senior Trainer

Jugjit served as Head of History, Head of Year and Head of Exams at two UK-based secondary schools for over a decade before being seconded to OCR as Support Materials Manager. Jugjit was appointed as Regional Manager (later National Manager) of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Exams Centre Support Team in 2008, and as a Prince2 practitioner, he also led on several UK government education-based projects. After leaving the DfE, Jugjit served as National Education co-ordinator for the London-based Institute of Education, and Head of International Projects and Resources for Coventry University. Jugjit formed ‘The Exams Office’ in 2014, and with over 3500 school memberships, it is the world’s leading exams-based support organisation. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement, operational delivery, strategic development, and produces exams-related articles which are published in the UK educational press. Jugjit organises ‘The Exams Office’s’ annual National Conferences - which were attended by over 1500 exams office staff in January 2018 and January 2019. In 2016, he formed ‘Exams Training Limited’ to deliver quality and affordable exams-based training to UK and overseas centres.