Plagiarism is defined as ’Using or copying the work of others (whether written, printed or in any other form) without proper acknowledgement in any coursework’
The groups which need to be included
Staff responsible for assessment and internal verification should be aware of the plagiarism policy. Learners should receive guidance about appropriate ways to reference materials and the implications of plagiarism.
Plagiarism policies should be robust and ensure that unfair submission of work by learners, whether intended or accidental is eliminated.
Guidance should be provided to learners about appropriate methods to reference sources of information. All learners should be required to confirm that evidence submitted for assessment is their own work.
Centres are responsible for developing and implementing procedures to check/validate authenticity of evidence as part of the assessment and internal verification process. Wherever possible opportunities for reducing the opportunities for plagiarism should be developed i.e. altering assessment activities over time, using controlled assessment etc.
An effective appeals procedure should be in place, with which learners are familiar and which is applied to all learners using Agored Cymru units and qualifications.