Malpractice is defined by British Canoeing Awarding Body as any deliberate activity, neglect, default or other practice that compromises the integrity of the assessment process and/or the validity of Certificates. This includes deliberate non-compliance by British Canoeing Awarding Body staff with the established quality standards and by recognised centre staff and candidates with one or more of the British Canoeing Awarding Body Recognised Delivery Centres and/or any qualification-specific requirements.
In the event that suspected cases of malpractice are upheld, it may result in the imposition of penalties on British Canoeing Awarding Body's recognised centre workforce and candidates. Such recognised centres, may be placed under sanctions with a possible outcome being the suspension of its ability to register and certificate candidates, or even removal of qualification approval and/or recognised centre status. Failure to comply with the guidance on regulations for assessment will imply an attempt to compromise results. If the allegations are proven, Certificates may be considered invalid and those already issued will be withdrawn.
In the event that a recognised centre, registered candidate or any relevant third party (including qualification partners) wishes to report suspected malpractice, alleging that our quality standards, policies and procedures or any qualification-specific criteria have not been complied with, they should follow the appropriate British Canoeing Awarding Body reporting of suspected malpractice procedure.