University of Bath

Invigilators' training

Training for those involved with invigilation at the University of Bath, comprising part 1 (mandatory) and part 2 (optional).

Part 1: self-paced learning (mandatory)

All of those involved in invigilation at the University of Bath are required to read the documents below before commencing invigilation duties, and follow the procedures detailed:

You can access and download both documents from the the Examinations Office Information and guidance for invigilators webpage, as well as view the University's Regulations for students (Regulation 15: Assessments) and Quality Assurance code of practice for the conduct of examinations (QA28).

Part 2: hands-on and question and answer session (optional)

Once you have reviewed the documents above, you may also wish to attend the Invigilators training session which provides a practical and hands-on demonstration of what to expect, key things to remember, and the opportunity to ask questions/discuss any queries or concerns.

The session is designed for all those involved in invigilating University of Bath examinations, regardless of experience.

It is suitable both for Chief and Assistant Invigilators and provides practical advice about the requirements of QA28, Regulation 15 and University Rule 2.

Intended learning outcomes

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • explain the importance of good invigilation
  • describe and follow the University's invigilation procedures
  • recall some common problems which can arise during examinations and know what action to take to deal with them.


You will need to have completed Part 1 (mandatory self-paced learning, detailed above) taking approximately 1 hour, before attending the face-to-face session (Part 2).

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

  • Achieving results
  • Delivering excellent service
  • Engaging with the wider context

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Who should attend this course

This course is suitable for all those involved in invigilating University of Bath examinations.

The training comprises of 2 parts:

  • Part 1: self-paced learning (mandatory)
  • Part 2: practical and hands-on question and answer session (optional)

Booking a place (for part 2 only)

Date(s) and time(s):

  • tbc

Presenter(s): Jen While and Ella Richardson

2018/19 courses: this course is likely to run in January and May - course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

How to book a place To book a place on a published course date please email Workforce Devlopment, including the course title, date, and specific time slot you wish to attend. Please also include your full name and any access requirements you may have. Alternately, you may call extension 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking.

Courses are subject to room availability. We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.

Get prepared and know what to expect