Reporting training malpractice: who to tell and what they need to know.
We take training malpractice very seriously. So do our awarding organisation partners and the qualifications regulatory authorities. Protecting the integrity of the licence, and the credibility of the related qualifications, is essential.
What is training malpractice?
Training malpractice is a deliberate attempt to cheat the training process.
Our official definition of malpractice is “any deliberate activity, neglect, default or other practice that compromises the integrity of the assessment process and/or the validity of certificates.”
Who should you tell?
You should send a report to the relevant awarding organisation and qualifications regulatory authority. Their compliance departments will carry out an investigation and take action if they need to. They will treat any reports in confidence.
If you send us information about training malpractice, we will send it on to these organisations.
What they will need to know
You will need to tell them:
- who – the names of anyone who you think is involved
- what - a description of the malpractice
- where - the training provider you suspect of involvement and the location of any training/assessment sites (some have multiple sites)
- when – the times and dates of the malpractice
They will not be able to investigate unless they have this information.
The organisations that offer SIA licence-linked qualifications are:
Qualifications regulatory authorities
The UK qualifications regulators are:
- England - Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OFQUAL)
- Scotland - Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
- Wales - Qualifications Wales
- Northern Ireland - Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)