This policy has been developed to fall in
line our awarding bodies procedures for dealing with cases where any kind of
malpractice and/or maladministration is suspected or alleged, and where there
are reasonable grounds for that suspicion or allegation. It is designed to
ensure that any such cases are thoroughly investigated and that appropriate
action is taken where necessary.
Malpractice and Maladministration
Malpractice may be defined as deliberate
wrong doing or misconduct.
Maladministration may be defined as
inefficient, bad or dishonest management or administration. This may or may not
be deliberate. The two can overlap.
The following list is not exhaustive, but is
intended to give examples of malpractice / maladministration within the context
of training, assessment and certification.
pretending to be someone else
failing to disclose a medical condition which might jeopardise the
safety of themselves or other people
selling, lending or otherwise misusing skills identity cards
cheating during assessment
Instructors or Assessors
giving deliberately misleading information
failing to carry out assessments as required for the qualification
breach of confidentiality of assessment materials (including loss or
copying test papers without authorisation
failing to carry out adequate internal quality assurance procedures
submitting false claims for certificates or skills identity cards
failing to co-operate with anyone carrying out quality assurance checks
misusing the awarding organisations logo or materials
failing to act in accordance with the conditions of approval as an
instructor, trainer, assessor or centre
Awarding organisations require that Centres,
Instructors, Assessors and External Verifiers report any cases of suspected
malpractice and/or maladministration to them.
Once reported to them their procedures will
take over the process of investigation and their resultant findings will be the
In the event of malpractice or maladministration being confirmed Up to
Speed Training & Assessment Ltd will conduct a full review of their
processes and procedures, this will include consideration of the potential
impact on other learners, and implement any required remedial action to
eliminate the possibility of re-occurrences.