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 half-day course covers the main areas associated with exam invigilation.

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 6, page 17).

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 2 staff members to this half-day training course FREE of charge.


Course Content

To include:

  • The qualities required to invigilate
  • What the JCQ require of invigilators – focusing upon the Instructions for Conducting Examinations booklet
  • JCQ changes 2018/19 – a brief look at the main changes in the Instructions for Conducting Examinations booklet which impact upon invigilators
  • What are access arrangements?
  • Invigilating access arrangements – reader, scribe, practical assistant & prompter
  • Starting an examination
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Dealing with malpractice
  • The JCQ Centre Inspection
  • Ending the examination
  • Collecting the examination scripts


Supporting documents

Delegates will receive the following documents:

  • Exam room incident log
  • Exam room checklist



Members of The Exams Office can send 2 delegates FREE of charge.

Non-members – £40 per delegate.


Date & Venues (Provisional)

November 2018

  • 6 November – Leeds
  • 7 November – Birmingham
  • 29 November – London

February 2019

  • 6 February – Newcastle
  • 7 February – Nottingham
  • 13 February – London

March 2019

  • 14 March – London
  • 20 March – Plymouth
  • 21 March – London

April 2019

  • 24 April – Manchester
  • 25 April – York
  • 26 April – Coventry
  • 30 April – London

In association with

Bookings to be taken from Sept. 2018

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 2600 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. In 2016, he formed ‘Exams Training Limited’ to deliver quality and affordable exams-based training to UK and overseas centres.

Brian Rogers - Senior Trainer

Brian has extensive experience in the inspection and quality assurance of examination centres . He was formerly an Assistant Director (Communication) at the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) anda JCQ Centre Inspector for over twenty five years, as well as an adviser and presenter for the Regional Training Agency (RTA)He continueshis role as a consultant in examination management, invigilation centre inspections and malpractice procedures. He has extensive experience in a range of training for new and experienced exams officers and has produced training materials for invigilators and exams officers.

Brian supports SLT, invigilator and new and experienced Exams Officer training events for Exams Training receiving outstanding feedback for his ‘role-play’ style ‘When the inspector calls‘ presentation.