What is malpractice?
“Malpractice means non-compliance with the regulations pertaining to the assessment procedures which may adversely affect the integrity of a qualification or award of credit”
Agored Cymru is committed to providing a fair, consistent and accurate approach to the assessment and award of its qualifications and credit awards and working with centres to ensure that this is achieved.
Agored Cymru does not tolerate attempts or instances of malpractice by learners, centres or staff relating to the award of Agored Cymru units or qualifications. Agored Cymru may impose sanctions on centres, staff or learners where attempts or instances of malpractice have been confirmed or during the investigation of reported accusations of malpractice.
What does my centre have to do about malpractice?
Agored Cymru requires centres to be vigilant about assessment malpractice and be open and prompt in reporting possible instances of malpractice to Agored Cymru, the regulators and where appropriate to other awarding organisations. Agored Cymru expects centres to work with them to put in place an appropriate investigation process, which may be led by Agored Cymru or the centre manager depending on the nature and severity of the suspected malpractice.
Centres are required to have a malpractice policy in place, approved by Agored Cymru as part of the centre recognition process to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to identify malpractice and to report suspected malpractice promptly to Agored Cymru and the regulator. Centres have the responsibility to train staff in conducting fair and robust assessment, to verify that the work being assessed is that of the learner, to monitor through robust Internal Verification that assessment is being conducted appropriately and to support the role of the External Verifier as the representative of Agored Cymru securing the validity of the award of units or qualifications.
Click here to access the form to notify Agored Cymru of any instances of malpractice.