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Exam Changes 2024/2025

Training specifically designed for exams officers and senior leaders/line mangers to focus upon exam changes for the 2024/2025 academic year and the impact upon their role and their centre

Each September/October, Exams Training host a series of events across the country developed specifically for exams officers focusing upon exam regulation changes for the new academic year and how these will impact upon exams officers and senior leaders within their centre.


Although these events are open to all exams officers, those who are new to the role may find some of the content challenging unless they have attended the new exams officer training or experienced at least one exams series.

Senior leaders/line managers are also encouraged to attend these events alongside their exams officer. This can serve as the initial meeting between the exams officer and their senior leader/line manager and an opportunity to consider the impact of any changes on their roles and centre.

Subject matter experts from The Exams Office will deliver content which:

  • highlights and explains changes in JCQ publications for the 2024/2025 academic year
  • summarises changes/updates from key stakeholders including the DfE and Ofqual
  • addresses issues which have emerged from the summer 2024 exam series

If time permits, the content will also consider a specific JCQ publication or regulation and provide advice, guidance and best practice in implementing these regulations within their centre.

This training event is an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues, for an exams officer and their senior leader/line manager to meet and consider the impact of the changes upon their role/centre and to ask our experts questions which are specific to your role/centre.

There will also be a demonstration of the latest support available from the National Association of Examinations Officers (NAEO) and The Exams Office.


All events start at 09:00 (registration from 08:30) and finish by 16:00


A pdf copy of the slideset from the 2023/2024 events can be downloaded here


Delegate information

Please download the relevant document for information relating to the 2024/2025 training (delegate information available from August 2024):

  • Coventry (24 September)
  • Bristol (27 September)
  • London (1 October)
  • Leeds (8 October)
  • Manchester (14 October)
  • Coventry (17 October)
  • London (2 December)

The 'Questions and Answers' and poll results from the 2023/2024 training can be found below:

Exam changes 2024/2025

  • Location




  • Coventry

    24 September 2024

    Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

    Fully Booked

  • Bristol

    27 September 2024

    The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF

    Click to book

  • London

    01 October 2024

    Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS

    Fully Booked

  • Leeds

    08 October 2024

    Leeds City Hilton, Neville Street, LS1 4BX

    Fully Booked

  • Manchester

    14 October 2024

    Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

    Click to book

  • Coventry

    17 October 2024

    Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

    Click to book

  • London

    02 December 2024

    Wembley Stadium, London, HA9 OWS

    Click to book

For more details please email training@theexamsoffice.com


Members of The Exams Office and OCR centres can access the following delegate discount:

  • Delegate rate – £245 per delegate (discounted from £295)

Prices are exclusive of VAT.

This is a full day event with refreshments and lunch included.

Online training: All members of The Exams Office will have free access to a studio-filmed version of this Exam Changes training and the Actions for Autumn and Spring into Summer training as part of their membership. These videos will also be made available to all delegates after the final event has been delivered. This includes delegates who cancel within 28 days of the event or fail to attend on the day. These delegates will also receive course materials, but will not receive a refund/credit for a future event.

Refunds cannot be given if a cancellation is made within 28 days of the event, however, course materials will be sent to delegates. For further information on our cancellation policy/refund process, please see our terms and conditions.

Exam changes 2024/2025

A full day course focusing upon the changes for the new academic year in the following JCQ publications:

  • General Regulations for Approved Centres
  • Instructions for conducting examinations
  • Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (areas relevant to exams officers)
  • Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures
  • A guide to the special consideration process
  • Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
  • Information for candidates – written exams, non-examination assessments, coursework, on-screen tests, Privacy Notice and Social Media

Stakeholder update for the 2024/2025 academic year

An update will be provided from key stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and the awarding bodies) relating to examinations taking place during the 2024/2025 academic year.

Summer 2024 exam series review

A review of the summer 2024 exam series with advice and guidance on resolving some of the issues experienced by exams officers/centres.

The Exams Office support for exams officers

A guide to the latest resources and support available on The Exams Office website.

There will be an explanation of all, and a demonstration of some of the tools available on The Exams Office Online Portal.

The changes will be clearly explained by our presenters, with time also allocated to netwrok with colleagues and discuss the impact of these changes within your centre with your peers.