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Malpractice Policy

Training and Inspection    Services  Ltd. treats all cases of suspected  malpractices very seriously and will investigate all suspected and reported incidents of possible malpractice.

The purpose of this Policy   and Procedure is to set out how allegations of malpractice in relation to all Training and  Inspection Services Ltd. Assessment Centre and training events
are dealt with.

The scope of the policy is to  provide:

    a definition of malpractice

    examples of learner and centre malpractice and maladministration;
    possible sanctions that may be imposed in cases of malpractice.

*The term ‘malpractice’ in this  policy is used for both malpractice and maladministration.

Introduction

For the purpose of this document ‘malpractice’ is defined as:

Any act, or failure to act, that threatens or compromises the integrity    of the assessment processor the validity of Training and Inspection Services Ltd. qualifications and training events and their certification.

This includes: maladministration and the failure to maintain appropriate   records or systems;
the deliberate falsification of  records or documents for any reason connected to the award of
qualifications and training events; acts of plagiarism or other academic misconduct that
compromise  the  reputation or  authority  of  its  employees  or  associates.  Training  and
Inspection Services Ltd. will report all relevant cases of suspected malpractice to the relevant
authority, accepting that in certain circumstances they may take action of its own, including
imposing sanctions.

Malpractice by learners

Some examples of learner malpractice are described below. These examples  are not exhaustive and all incidents of suspected malpractice, whether or not described below, will be fully investigated, where there are sufficient grounds to do so.

   Obtaining examination or assessment material without authorisation.

   Arranging for an individual other than the learner to sit an assessment or

to submit an assignment not undertaken by the learner.

    Impersonating another learner to sit an assessment or to submit an

assignment on their behalf.

   Collaborating with another learner or individual, by any means, to complete

a coursework assignment or assessment, unless it has been clearly stated

that such collaboration is permitted.

   Damaging another learner’s work.

   Inclusion of inappropriate or offensive material in coursework assignments

or assessment scripts.

   Failure to comply with published examination regulations.

   Disruptive behaviour or unacceptable conduct, including the use of offensive

language, at centre or assessment venue (including aggressive or offensive language or behaviour).

    Producing,  using  or  allowing  the  use  of  forged  or  falsified  documentation,

including but not limited to:

o   Personal identification;

o   supporting   evidence   provided   for   reasonable   adjustment   or   special
      consideration applications; and

o   competency documents

o   results documentation, including certificates.

    Falsely obtaining, by any means, a Misrepresentation or plagiarism Training and

Inspection Services Ltd. certificate.

    Fraudulent claims for special consideration while studying.

Malpractice by Training and Inspection Services Ltd. employees and associates

Examples  of  malpractice  by,  employees,  tutors  and  assessors  are  listed  below.  These
examples are not exhaustive and all incidents of suspected malpractice, whether or not
described below, will be fully investigated, where there are sufficient grounds to do so.

    Failure to adhere to the relevant regulations and procedures, including those relating

to (Company Name) approval, security undertaking and monitoring requirements as set out by these regulations.

    Knowingly allowing an individual to impersonate a learner.

   Allowing a learner to copy another learner’s assignment work, or allowing a learner

to let their own work be copied.

    Allowing learners to work collaboratively during an assignment assessment,

unless specified in the assignment brief.

   Completing an assessed assignment for a learner or providing them with

assistance beyond that ‘normally’ expected.

   Damaging a learner’s work.

   Disruptive behaviour or unacceptable conduct, including the use of offensive

language (including aggressive or offensive language or behaviour).

    Allowing  disruptive  behaviour  or  unacceptable  conduct  at  Training  and

Inspection Services Ltd. to go unchallenged, for example, aggressive or offensive language or behaviour.

    Divulging any information relating to learner performance and / or results to
      anyone other than the learner.

    Producing,  using  or  allowing  the  use  of  forged  or  falsified  documentation,
      including but not limited to:

o   Personal identification;

o   supporting   evidence   provided   for   reasonable   adjustment   or   special
      consideration applications; and competency documents

o   results documentation, including certificates     Falsely obtaining by any means a certificate.

    Failing to report a suspected case of learner malpractice, including plagiarism, to
      your Line Manager.

Possible malpractice sanctions

Following an investigation, if a case of malpractice is upheld, Training and Inspection Services
Ltd. may impose sanctions or other penalties on the individual(s) concerned. Where relevant
we will report the matter, and may impose one or more sanctions upon the individual(s)
concerned. Any sanctions imposed will reflect the seriousness of the malpractice that has
occurred.

Listed below are examples of sanctions that may be applied to a learner, tutor or other
associates who has had a case of malpractice upheld against them. Please note that this
list is not exhaustive and other sanctions may be applied on a case-by-case basis.

Possible sanctions that may be applied to learners

    A written warning about future conduct.

    Notification to an employer, regulator or the police.

    Removal from the course.

Possible sanctions that may be applied to employees, tutors and other associates

    A written warning about future conduct.

    Imposition of special conditions for the future involvement of the individual(s) in the
      conduct, teaching, supervision or administration of learners and/or examinations.

    Informing any other organisation known to employ the individual in relation to
      courses or examinations of the outcome of the case. Training and Inspection Services

Ltd.  may  carry  out  unannounced  monitoring  of  the  working  practices  of  the individual(s) concerned.

    Dismissal.

Procedure

Reporting a suspected case of malpractice

This process applies to, employees, tutors, learners and other associates to Training and

Inspection Services Ltd and to any reporting of malpractice by a third party or individual who wishes to remain anonymous.

 

Any case of suspected malpractice must be reported as soon as possible and at the latest within two working days from its discovery to the Centre Manager (Quality Nominee).

 

A written report should then be sent to the Centre Manager, clearly identifying the fact
information, including statements from other individuals involved and / or affected, any
evidence obtained, and the actions that have been taken in relation to the incident.

 

Wherever possible, and provided other learners are not disrupted by doing so, a learner

suspected of malpractice should be warned immediately that their actions may malpractice, and that a report will be made to Training and Inspection Services Ltd.

 

In cases of suspected malpractice by Training and Inspection Services Ltd. employees, tutors

and other associates, and any reporting of malpractice by a third party or individual who wishes to remain anonymous, the report made to the Centre Manager should include as much
information as possible, including the following:

   the date time and place the alleged malpractice took place, if known.    the name of the employee, tutor or other third party involved    a description of the suspected malpractice; and
   any available supporting evidence.

 

In cases of suspected malpractice reported by a third party, or an individual who wishes to remain anonymous, Training and Inspection Services Ltd. will take all reasonable steps to authenticate the reported information and to investigate the alleged malpractice.

Administering suspected cases of malpractice

Training and Inspection Services Ltd will investigate each case of suspected or reported malpractice, to ascertain whether malpractice has occurred. The investigation will aim to establish the full facts and circumstances.

 

Training and Inspection Services Ltd will promptly take all reasonable steps to prevent any  adverse effect that may arise as a result of the malpractice, or to mitigate any adverse effect, as far as possible, and to correct it to make sure that any action necessary to maintain the integrity of our training and reputation is taken.

Training and Inspection Services Ltd will acknowledge all reports of suspected malpractice
within five working days. All of the parties involved in the case will then be contacted within

10 working days of receipt of the report detailing the suspected malpractice. We may also contact other individuals who may be able to provide evidence relevant to the case.

The individual(s) concerned will be informed of the following:

   that an investigation is going to take place, and the grounds for that investigation;
   details of all the relevant time scales, and dates, where known;
   that they have a right to respond by providing a personal written response
     relating to the suspected malpractice (within 15 working days of the date of that

letter);

   that, if malpractice is considered proven, sanctions may be imposed by reflecting the
     seriousness of the case;

   that, if they are found guilty, they have the right to appeal.

   That Training and Inspection Services Ltd. has a duty to inform the relevant
     authorities / regulators, but only

after time for the appeal has passed or the appeal process has been completed. This may also include informing the police if the law has been broken and to comply with any other appropriate legislation.

 

Where more than one individual is contacted regarding a case of suspected malpractice, for example in a case involving suspected collusion, we will contact each individual separately, and will not reveal personal data to any third party unless necessary for the purpose of the investigation.

 

The individual has a right to appeal against a malpractice outcome if they believe that the
policy or procedure has not been followed properly or has been implemented to their
detriment.

 

Records of all malpractice cases and their outcomes are maintained by Training and Inspection Services Ltd. for a period of at least five years, and are subject to regular monitoring and review.

This policy has been approved & authorised by:

Name: Moska Maaf Roodpishi

Position: Director

Date:10th June 2021

Signature:

Review of Policy: Biannuals

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