The role of an exam invigilator


The exam invigilator is an essential part of the team. They make sure assessments are carried out appropriately within the right time frame and their main role is to supervise the students so that exam regulations are met.


Their duties include:

  • Handing out exam papers

  • Making sure exam conditions are followed

  • Setting up the exam rooms

  • Support students by taking them to the correct rooms.

The work tends to be during the mock exam and the main exam season, and you could be required to stay in an exam for up to 3 hrs if extra time is provided for the students that need it.


Some students require more time if they require scribes to write for them and readers to speak the questions. These roles tend to have specific requirements of how they are conducted. By taking on additional training in these areas, it will mean you have more opportunities to receive work. If you have spare time or maybe looking for part-time work, exam invigilating is a great opportunity. It also provides a chance to get into education if that is a direction you want to take in the future. Some schools run training in advance of the tests as exam invigilators don’t require previous experience.


How to get experience as an exam invigilator

Already having invigilator experience can be useful when applying for an exam invigilator role. Volunteering as an exam invigilator can be a great way of getting the required understanding and shows potential schools that you’re committed.


Working in a school environment can be a great benefit to you when applying for this type of job as you will be more familiar with the way schools work. Having experience as a teaching assistant is also valuable as reading the exam rules and directing pupils is a vital part of being an exam invigilator.


If you are looking for an exam invigilating role you can contact us today on the following details:

Tel: 01904 481800


Email: office@yorkshire-education.co.uk

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