International Exams Officer Conference 2019

Join us in Dubai in November for our 2-day International Exams Officer Conference. We will be focussing upon exam changes for the 2019/2020 academic year and good practice, hints and tips to help you manage and administer examinations in your centre. There will also be a free-to-attend training session for your invigilators.

Delegates also receive a free membership to The Exams Office website until July 2020, and a free copy of the JCQ’s Instructions for conducting examinations booklet.




In association with


Exams Training (in conjunction with The Exams Office and Pearson) stage an annual two-day International Exams Officer Conference.

In November 2019, the International Exams Officer Conference will be held at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.

If you would like to stay at Le Meridien for the duration of the conference, please visit their website to acquire the most favourable rates. Please note that the accommodation costs are not included in the delegate rate quoted below.



Exams Training, in association with The Exams Office and Pearson, will be hosting a 2-day exams conference during November 2019…with FREE invigilator training for Dubai-based Exams Officers. Below are further details.


Dates: 17 & 18 November

Location: Dubai

Venue: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai

Cost: £595 per delegate – this includes free access to The Exams Office website to 30 July 2020 (from the point of payment of invoice)

An additional delegate from your centre may attend for an additional £200.


All delegates will receive a free copy of the 2019/2020 JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations booklet





(subject to change)

Day 1


Understanding Pearson and AQA exam changes for the 2019/2020 academic year

A comprehensive review of the exam changes relating to AQA and Pearson qualifications for the new academic year. Our team of exams experts will help delegates interpret the changes and the impact upon their centre.

Delegates will also have an opportunity to discuss the changes with fellow delegates and consider how to implement these within their centre.



The Exams Office’s online tools and modules

A guide to using The Exams Office’s online tools and modules including our:

  • Invigilator training and assessment module
  • New Exams Officer Induction module
  • Senior Leaders’/Line Manager training and assessment module
  • Exam Year Review module
  • Exam Policy Generator


Understanding Cambridge International exam changes for the 2019/2020 academic year

A brief guide to the major regulation changes relating to Cambridge Assessment International Education (previously Cambridge International Examinations) examinations.


Day 2


Managing exams in your centre

The following areas will be covered:

  • Dealing with malpractice
  • Training and managing your invigilation team
  • Risk assessment/contingency planning – exam and non-exam time


Planning for the 2019/20 academic year

A session which helps Exams Officers (new and experienced) to plan for the academic year, and address some of the key exam areas, including:

  • The ‘Exams Cycle’
  • Building an exams plan
  • Information gathering
  • Storing confidential exam materials
  • Planning for access arrangements
  • Rooming, seating and timetabling
  • Briefing candidates, parents and staff
  • Exam time