Malpractice consists of those acts, which compromise, attempt to compromise or may compromise the process of assessment, the integrity of any courses. This can damage the authority and reputation of all concerned.
Maladministration is any activity or practice which results in non-compliance with administrative regulations and requirements.
The Academy at Beautylicious does not tolerate actions (or attempted actions) of malpractice or maladministration by Learners and internal and external staff in connection with any courses.
The Academy at Beautylicious may enforce disciplinary action on Learners or staff where incidents (or attempted incidents) of malpractice or maladministration have been proven.
This document provides procedures for investigating and determining allegations of malpractice and maladministration.
All staff must be vigilant regarding malpractice and maladministration where malpractice or maladministration occurs it must be dealt with in a fair, thorough, impartial and objective way.
The Principal will supervise investigations resulting from allegations of malpractice or maladministration. They are also required to inform all suspected of malpractice or maladministration of their rights and responsibilities. Investigations will escalate to the (General Manager and Education Team – replace job roles as appropriate) depending on their gravity and scope.
The company reserves the right, in suspected cases of malpractice and maladministration to withhold the issuing of results/certificates or suspend any employee or contractor while an investigation is in progress. The re issuing will then depend on the outcome of the investigation.
The Centre requires:
The following are examples of malpractice by Learners; this list is not exhaustive and the company, at its discretion, may consider other instances of malpractice.
Internal and External Staff and Centre Malpractice and Maladministration
The following are examples of malpractice by internal and external staff; this list is not exhaustive and the company, at its discretion, may consider other instances of malpractice.
Discovery of Malpractice and Maladministration
Any malpractice or maladministration or attempted acts of malpractice or maladministration, which have influenced the outcomes for Learners, must be reported to the Principal. Any alleged incident of malpractice or maladministration brought to attention after the issue of certificates may result in a full investigation by BABTAC. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, certificates could be recalled and declared invalid.
Investigating alleged Malpractice and Maladministration
When dealing with alleged malpractice and maladministration The Academy at Beautylicious will primarily deal with the Principal and will require full access to all records for investigation purposes.
As part of this investigation the company retains the right to involve Learners and others in the investigation process. During the investigation period BABTAC may withhold the release of results/certificates. If malpractice or maladministration is discovered or is reported directly to BABTAC by a third party, BABTAC will conduct an investigation appropriate to the nature of the allegation.
Dealing with Malpractice and Maladministration
It is the responsibility of the Principal to investigate any allegation of malpractice and maladministration. Any allegation of malpractice and maladministration against the appropriate Principal will be investigated by the Salon Manager. Any alleged incident must be reported to the Salon manager at the earliest opportunity. If malpractice or maladministration is discovered or suspected within The Academy at Beautylicious, the individual must be made fully aware, in writing, at the earliest opportunity of the nature of the allegation and of the possible consequences should the malpractice or maladministration be proven. The individual must be given the opportunity to respond, in writing, to the allegations made and informed of the avenues for appealing should the judgement be made against them.
Penalties and Sanctions Applied
Where malpractice or maladministration is proven, The Academy at Beautylicious will have to consider whether the integrity of the accredited course might be in jeopardy and if the member of internal or external staff or Learner in question would be involved in future courses.
Actions from BABTAC may include:
If the outcome of an investigation is unsatisfactory those involved have the right to appeal in the first instance to the Principal then to the Salon Manager whose decision is final.
BABTAC require Centres to inform Head Office promptly should there be any publicity around malpractice or maladministration to minimise any adverse effect for all concerned.