International Exams Officer Conference 2020

Join us in Dubai in November for our 2020 International Exams Officer Conference. We will be focussing upon exam changes for the 2020/2021 academic year and good practice, hints and tips to help you manage and administer examinations in your centre.

On the second day of the conference, there will be a free-to-attend training session for exams officers and invigilators.

Delegates also receive a free membership to The Exams Office website until July 2021, 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 2020, the International Exams Officer Conference will be held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).



Exams Training, in association with The Exams Office and Pearson, will be hosting a 2-day exams conference during November 2020…with FREE invigilator training for all exams officer delegates – and invigilators from Dubai-based attendees. See below for further details.


Dates: 8 & 9 November

Day 1 – Exams officer conference

Day 2 – Invigilator training (9am – 1pm)

Location: Dubai

Venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Health and Sciences, Building 14, Dubai Healthcare City, P.O Box 505055, Dubai

Cost: £595 per delegate – this includes free access to The Exams Office website to 30 July 2021 (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 2020/2021 JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations booklet





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.

Key changes in the following publications will be addressed:

  • General Regulations for Approved Centres
  • Instructions for conducting examinations
  • Access arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (areas relevant to exams officers)



The Exams Office support for exams officers

A guide to using The Exams Office website and online tools/modules in relation to key tasks to be undertaken during the academic year.


Understanding Cambridge Assessment International Education exam changes for the 2020/2021 academic year

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


Day 2

Morning – 9am to 1pm

Invigilator training

A training session for those invigilating or training invigilators for Pearson and AQA examinations during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Each centre can send up to 8 delegates (numbers may be increased based upon capacity).

The following areas will be covered:

  • 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
  • Exam regulation changes for 2019/2020
  • Access arrangements (for invigilators supervising candidates and facilitators supporting candidates)