Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses – Quality Assurance Policy

Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses – Quality Assurance Policy

Aim

  • To ensure that our learners are at the centre of all our activities
  • To ensure we offer an effective and high-quality education
  • To develop the principles of lifelong learning and independent study
  • To ensure that there are centre level checks in place to maintain the standard of quality delivery and assessment upon which Brighton Holistic gained approval to deliver qualifications.

In order to do this, Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses will, under the supervision of Jon Matson-Higgins, our Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Officer:

  • Ensure there is an internal process in place to monitor the delivery of taught programmes, in order to confirm that there is consistency and that the quality meets the standards of our awarding/accrediting bodies.
  • Provide and implement a Registration and Certification Policy, which describes Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses procedures to ensure that:
  • Individual learners are registered to the correct programme within agreed timescales and valid learner certificates are claimed within agreed timescales
  • There is a secure, accurate and accessible audit trail, which allows individual learner registration and certification claims to be tracked to the certificate issued for learner
  • Provide and implement an Assessment Policy, which describes Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses procedures to ensure that:
    • The assessment methodology is valid, reliable and does not advantage or disadvantage any group of learners or individuals
    • There is an accurate and detailed recording of assessment decisions.
    • The assessment procedure is open, fair and free from bias, and meets the standards of accrediting bodies
  • Provide and implement an Internal Verification Policy, which describes Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses procedures to ensure that:
    • There is an accredited Lead Internal Verifier for each programme subject area
    • Internal verification is valid, reliable and covers all assessors and programme activities
    • There is an accurate and detailed recording of internal verification decisions
    • The internal verification procedure is open, fair and free from bias, and meets the standards of our awarding/accrediting bodies
  • Provide and implement an Appeals Policy, which describes the centre procedures that:
    • Enables learners to enquire, question or appeal against an assessment decision.
    • Attempts to reach an agreement between the learner and the assessor at the earliest opportunity
    • Standardises and records any appeal
    • Facilitates a learner’s ultimate right of appeal to the accrediting body, where appropriate
    • Protects the interests of all learners and the integrity of the qualification
    • Is open, fair and free from bias, and meets the standards of our accrediting bodies
  • Provide and implement an Assessment Malpractice Policy, which describes the centre procedures that:
    • Identifies and minimises the risk of malpractice by the team or learners.
    • Responds to any incident of alleged malpractice promptly and objectively
    • Standardises and records any investigation of malpractice
    • Ensures that malpractice procedure is open, fair and free from bias, and meets the standards of our awarding/accrediting bodies.
    • Imposes appropriate penalties and/or sanctions on learners or the team where incidents (or attempted incidents) of malpractice are proven
    • Protects the integrity of the centre and our awarding/accrediting body qualifications
  • Ensure there is an internal mechanism to audit all quality assurance procedures, identify areas for improvement and provide feedback of audit outcomes.
  • Ensure that objectives are set to rectify any issues with the quality process to assure an on-going adherence to the qualification approval criteria.

This policy will be reviewed every 12 months by the Anatomy And Physiology Online Courses Team