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 a minimum of 2 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 a minimum of 2 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


Date Venue Address Status
Leeds 6 November 2018 Leeds United FC, Elland Road, LS11 0ES Event taken place
Birmingham 7 November 2018 Novotel, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT Event taken place
London (East)
29 November 2018 Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley, SE7 8BL Event taken place
Newcastle 5 February 2019 NCFE Head Office, Q6 Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BT
Event taken place
Newcastle 6 February 2019 NCFE Head Office, Q6 Quorum Business Park,
Benton Lane,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE12 8BT
Event taken place
Nottingham 7 February 2019 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham, NG1 6BN Event taken place
London (North)
13 February 2019 Watford FC, Vicarage Road Stadium, WD18 0ER Event taken place
London 13 March 2019 Pearson Head Office, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL Event taken place
Plymouth 20 March 2019 Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, PL1 1AR Event taken place
Bristol 21 March 2019 Bristol City FC, Ashton Gate, Ashton Road, BS3 2EJ Event taken place
Manchester 24 April 2019 Macdonald Manchester Hotel, London Road, Manchester, M1 2PG Event taken place
York 25 April 2019 Park Inn by Radisson, York City Centre, North Street, York, YO1 6JF Event taken place
Coventry 26 April 2019 OCR Coventry Office,
Progress House,
Westwood Way,
Coventry, CV4 8JQ
Event taken place
London 30 April 2019 Pearson Head Office, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL FULLY BOOKED


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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.