Anne & Barbara Sept 14

ETD directors Barbara Wynn & Anne Borrowdale


Exam Team Development is a social enterprise which trains and supports exam centre staff in UK schools, colleges and training organisations, so that they can deliver the best possible exam experience for their students.

ETD offers:


Our latest interactive, multi-media online course Stop Cheat is now available on Pearson Publishing’s* Nimbl CPD platform. Stop Cheat is based on ETD’s top-quality face-to-face training, and helps invigilators spot, deal with and prevent cheating in all kinds of exams.

Contact Pearson Publishing* to find out how to access this course, as well as our online course Starting Invigilation. 

*Pearson Publishing is an independent company, not related in any way to Pearson Education or Pearson PLC.

Have you seen our free invigilator training resource highlighting the most important changes for invigilators in the 2017-18 ICE booklet? It’s only available to our Newsletter subscribers, so sign up via the sidebar to get your link to the download.

August 2017

While ETD now has limited availability for face-to-face invigilator training, we are continuing to develop our online invigilator training courses. As well as the Starting Invigilation course detailed below, we have a new course in production called Stop Cheat. Sign up to our newsletter via the sidebar to be the first to hear about our courses and for special offers.

Our next newsletter goes out in September, and will include a link to our free resource detailing the most important changes for invigilators in the new ICE booklet 2017-18.

April 2017

Good news! You can now access ETD invigilator training online. Our Starting Invigilation course is aimed at new invigilators, and is available as a nimbl course from Pearson Publishing. It’s a low-cost, effective way for exam officers to get new invigilators up to speed, with plenty of activities, videos and quizzes. What’s more, nimbl lets you track progress so you know that the course has been completed.

Enrol now to take advantage of Pearson Publishing’s special introductory offer.

*Note, Pearson Publishing are unconnected with the Awarding Body Pearsons

December 2016

Our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all those involved in delivering exams.

Just to let you know: ETD will have limited availability during the first half of 2017. We welcome enquiries, but will give priority to centres where we have previously run training and to those within 50 miles of Oxford.

September 2016

We’ve just produced our checklist of the key changes for invigilators in the 2016-2017 ICE booklet. Our newsletter subscribers can download this free resource to use with invigilation teams – subscribe now via the sidebar.

June 2016ofqual poster 1

Our invigilator training always stresses the importance of reporting malpractice promptly, including the need to “whistleblow” in the rare case that a centre doesn’t respond to allegations correctly.

It’s good to see Ofqual highlighting whistleblowing procedures with their  campaign reminding teachers, schools, parents and students about the importance of reporting any evidence or suspicions of cheating, malpractice or exam fraud.

March 2016

ETD had a busy January and February running our latest centre-based training courses around the UK.

For centres running exams under JCQ regulations, we’ve developed new modules on invigilating candidates with access arrangements. These can be included in our Active Invigilator Training package, or run as a stand-alone session. Either way, we ensure that those supporting exam candidates with access arrangements fully understand the rules on invigilation.

And our new range of stimulating, interactive exercises makes sure our training sessions are enjoyable as well as ticking all those JCQ boxes!

News prior to March 2016 has been archived