Malpractices and Maladministration Policy
ADMI is committed to high levels of quality assurance and policies that are transparent and free from bias or any influence. This policy covers malpractices and maladministration by those involved in the learning process.
Regardless of the underlying cause or the people involved all allegations of malpractice or maladministration in relation to qualifications and assessment need to be investigated in order to safeguard the standards.
Malpractice may include a range of issues from the failure to maintain appropriate records to quality assurance processes and policies.
For this policy, this term also covers misconduct.
Maladministration is any activity or practice which is non-compliant with administrative regulations and requirements and includes the application of persistent mistakes or poor teaching.
Malpractice is any activity or practice which deliberately contradicts the regulations and compromises the integrity of the internal or external assessment process and/or the validity of qualifications. It includes any deliberate actions, neglect, default or other practice that compromises, or could compromise:
- The assessment process
- The integrity and validity of a regulated qualification
- The validity of a result or certificate
- The reputation and credibility of Teaching Academy
- The qualification or the wider qualifications community
Our Policy on Malpractice and Maladministration
ADMI strives to prevent the occurrence of malpractice in the development, delivery and award of bonafide qualifications.
We work with consultants, advisers, internal or external assessors, and are overseen by our QA Team and the Board. This is to maintain rigorous quality assurance and control arrangements in relation to our qualifications. These arrangements, combined with internal verification and external assessment procedures, ensure that assessment decisions are as far as the learner is concerned is fair.
ADMI has several safeguards in place to detect plagiarism of work.
Students will also have to take part in a “validation interview" as covered in our learner identity requirements documents.
Where malpractice is suspected or is alleged, and where there are reasonable grounds for that suspicion or allegation, ADMI will promptly take all reasonable steps to establish whether or not malpractice did occur, and to prevent any adverse effect.
Examples of Malpractice and Maladministration
The following are examples of malpractice:
- Failing to issue an assessment to a student or transmit a copy of the completed assessment to ADMI within the allowed timescales
- Assisting or prompting students with the production and provision of answers
- Conspiring with, or permitting conspiracy, or failing to report a student participating in any activity that constitutes candidate malpractice
- Deliberate failure to adhere to the requirements of ADMI’s Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy
- Administrative errors with serious effect on student performance or results
The following are examples of malpractice by students:
- Obtaining assessment material without authorisation
- Copying from another candidate, or knowingly allowing another student to copy from their own work
- Collusion – working collaboratively with other students in an assessment
- Adding offensive or inappropriate material into an assessment
- Impersonation – pretending to be someone else or arranging for another to take one’s place in an assessment
- Plagiarism – presenting ideas, research, theories, or words of others as one’s own
- Fraudulent claims for special consideration