Training Events


2019/2020 bookings will be taken from 1 April

Our exams training is delivered by exams experts – including awarding body staff, ex-DfE subject matter experts and ex-JCQ inspectors – at a discounted price of just £195 (plus VAT) per delegate


We offer courses for the following staff involved in exams administration/management:

  • New Exams Officers (click here) – held in October and March
  • Experienced Exams Officers (click here) – held in October
  • SLT/Line Managers with overall responsibility for exams (click here) – held in October/November and March
  • Invigilators (click here) – held in March and April
  • International Exams Officer Training (click here) – held in November


Members of The Exams Office and OCR/Pearson centres can access the following delegate discounts*:

  • One delegate – £195 (discounted from £245)
  • Two delegates – £345 (discounted from £445)
  • Three delegates – £475 (discounted from £595)
  • Four delegates – £595 (discounted from £725)

Prices are exclusive of VAT


All events are devised and presented by exams experts. These include the founders of The Exams Office, ex-DfE exams centre support officers and managers, ex-JCQ inspectors, ex-SLT members, and awarding body staff.


Unless otherwise stated in the course details, all training events begin at 9.15am (registration from 8.45am) and end by 4pm.


Events are held in hotels/conference venues, booked via our dedicated account managers at Principal Hayley De Vere, Hilton, Mercure, Marriott and other high quality venues.

Refreshments and lunch are provided at every training event (except where stated).

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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.

Jean Passmore - Senior Trainer

Jean has over 30 years’ experience as an exams officer in the Further Education sector. In 2004, Jean was appointed as the Department for Education’s (DfE) Centre Support Officer within the North West of England, supporting new and experienced exams officers. Jean managed numerous exams-based projects for the DfE, including content for training events, the new exams officer Induction Programme and support materials for an administration of GCSEs and GCEs. Jean formed ‘The Exams Office’ in 2014, and is the lead subject matter expert. She devises a range of support materials, including exam policy templates, termly checklists and good practice guides. Jean develops and quality assures all training materials, and is part of the training team which delivers exams training on behalf of ‘Exams Training Limited’ across England.

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.