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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.

Experts from The Exams Office will deliver content which prepares delegates for the 2024/2025 academic year, including a comprehensive summary of exams-related changes from key stakeholders including the JCQ, Ofqual, DfE and major awarding bodies.

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 below from August 2024:

  • Coventry (Date TBC)
  • Bristol (Date TBC)
  • London (Date TBC)
  • Leeds (Date TBC)
  • Manchester (Date TBC)

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

Exam changes 2024/2025

  • Location




  • Bristol

    26 September 2023

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

    Event Finished

  • Coventry

    29 September 2023

    Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

    Event Finished

  • London

    05 October 2023

    Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS

    Event Finished

  • Leeds

    09 October 2023

    Leeds City Hilton, Neville Street, LS1 4BX

    Event Finished

  • Manchester

    16 October 2023

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

    Event Finished

  • London

    04 December 2023

    Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, SE11 5SS

    Event Finished

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 JCQ changes for the new academic year from the following 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.

The Exams Office support for exams officers

A guide to the latest information and resources 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.