Exam changes 2021/2022

Training specifically designed for exams officers to focus upon exam changes for the 2021/2022 academic year and the impact upon their role and their centre. The autumn 2021 training events will also include a review of regulation changes from the 2020/2021 academic year and the impact/legacy of Covid

EXAM CHANGES 2021/2022

 

Each September/October, Exams Training host a series of events across the country developed specifically for exams officers focusing upon exam regulation changes for the new academic year and how these will impact upon your role in your centre.

Although these events are open to all exams officers, those who are new to the role may find some of the content challenging unless they have attended the new exams officer training or experienced at least one exams series.

Experts from The Exams Office will deliver content which prepares delegates for the 2021/2022 academic year, including a comprehensive summary of exams-related changes from key stakeholders including the JCQ, Ofqual, DfE and major awarding bodies.

This training event is an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and ask our experts questions which are specific to your centre.

There will also be a demonstration of The Exams Office’s Online Portal which contains the Exams Policy Generator and Training and Assessment modules.

This events start at 9.15am (registration from 8.45am) and finishes no later than 4pm

 

Dates and Venues

Location Date Venue Address Status
Coventry 28 September 2021 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK NOW
Bristol 29 September 2021 Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ BOOK NOW
London 06 October 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK NOW
Leeds 12 October 2021 Hilton City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX Venue full – email training@theexamsoffice.com to be placed on a waiting list
Manchester 13 October 2021 Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA BOOK NOW
London 01 December 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK NOW

 

Bookings for this course are now being taken

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

BOOK NOW

 

Cost

  • £195 – one delegate – for members of The Exams Office and OCR centres (non-discounted price £245)
  • £345 – two delegates (non-discounted price £445)
  • £475 – three delegates (non-discounted price £595)

Prices are exclusive of VAT.

This is a full day course with refreshments and lunch included.

Online training: If an online version of this training event is produced, it will be made available to all delegates. This includes those who cancel within 28 days of the event or fail to attend on the day.

Refunds cannot be given if a cancellation is made within 28 days of the event, however, course materials will be sent to delegates. For further information on our cancellation policy/refund process, please see our terms and conditions.

EXAM CHANGES 2021/2022 - JCQ, Ofqual, DfE & major awarding bodies

 

A full day course focusing upon the JCQ changes for the new academic year from the following publications:

  • 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

 

2020/2021 review – including JCQ regulation changes and the 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
  • 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

 

The changes will be clearly explained by our presenters, with time also allocated to discuss the impact of these changes upon your centre with your peers.

Cost

  • £195 – one delegate – for members of The Exams Office and OCR centres (non-discounted price £245)
  • £345 – two delegates (non-discounted price £445)
  • £475 – three delegates (non-discounted price £595)

Prices are exclusive of VAT.

This is a full day course with refreshments and lunch included.

Refunds cannot be given if a cancellation is made within 28 days of the event, however, course materials will be sent to delegates. For further information on our cancellation policy/refund process, please see our terms and conditions.

 

Dates and Venues

Location Date Venue Address Status
Coventry 28 September 2021 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE BOOK NOW
Bristol 29 September 2021 Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ BOOK NOW
London 06 October 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK NOW
Leeds 12 October 2021 Hilton City, Neville Street, LS1 4BX Venue full – email training@theexamsoffice.com to be placed on a waiting list
Manchester 13 October 2021 Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, M16 0RA BOOK NOW
London 01 December 2021 Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS BOOK NOW

 

Bookings for this course will be taken from April 2021

For more details please email Training@theexamsoffice.com

BOOK NOW

 

 

 

PLACES REMAINING – Exam changes 2021/2022

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Exam Changes Training

Coventry - 28 September

Bristol - 29 September

London (1) - 6 October (capacity extended)

Leeds - 12 October (Venue full - email training@theexamsoffice.com to be placed on a waiting list)

Manchester - 13 October (capacity extended)

London (2) - 1 December (capacity extended)

Training Team

Jugjit Chima - 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 3800 school memberships, it is the largest exams-based support organisation in the UK. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement, operational delivery, strategic development, and produces exams-related articles which are published in the UK educational press. Jugjit heads the content development and acts as lead presenter at over 30 exams training events and conferences, including The Exams Office annual National Conferences - which are attended by over 2500 exams officers each year - and our international exams training event which takes places in November in Dubai.

In 2016, Jugjit formed Exams Training as the training section of The Exams Office to deliver quality and affordable exams-based training to UK and overseas centres.

Jean Passmore - Trainer

Jean has over 30 years’ experience working in education and the field of exams administration as a serving exams officer and exams manager in the Further Education sector. In 2004, Jean was appointed to the Department for Education’s (DfE) National Assessment Agency (NAA) as a Centre Support Officer within the North West of England, supporting new and experienced exams officers, continuing this role as part of the DfE’s Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) and the Exams Delivery Support Unit (EDSU). Jean managed numerous exams-based projects for the DfE, including content for training events, the new exams officer Induction Programme and support materials for the administration of GCSEs and GCEs.

Jean formed The Exams Office in 2014 and is the lead subject matter expert. She devises content for a range of support resources including good practice guides, checklists and templates. Jean develops and quality assures training materials and is part of the training team which delivers exams training to new and experienced exams officers.