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, page 20).

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 & JCQ expectations
  • JCQ regulation changes for the current academic year
  • Invigilating and facilitating access arrangement candidates (including the rules – the use of a reader, scribe, practical assistant, prompter)
  • Preparing for the examination
  • At the beginning of the examination
  • During the examination (including dealing with irregularities, malpractice and emergencies)
  • At the end of the examination
  • After the examination
  • Supporting your exams officer

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


All courses start at 9.30am (registration from 9am) and finish by 1pm. Refreshments are provided for all delegates (this includes tea/coffee, lunch is not provided).

Date & Venues








4 March

Bristol City Football Club, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Bookings to be taken from early 2020




9 March

Manchester United Football Club, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA

Bookings to be taken from early 2020




13 March

Hilton Leeds City, Neville St, Leeds LS1 4BX

Bookings to be taken from early 2020




19 March

Surrey County Cricket Club, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS

Bookings to be taken from early 2020




24 March

Wasps Rugby
Ricoh Arena
Judds Lane, Longford

Bookings to be taken from early 2020


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.