This policy aims to set out the position of Chiltern Training Ltd. on plagiarism and to state staff and learner responsibilities in this area.
This document aims to:
Introduction: What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is dishonest and a form of cheating. Neville (2007) defines plagiarism as:
"A practice that involves knowingly taking and using another person’s work and claiming it, directly or indirectly, as your own."
This definition is very wide and covers a range of degrees of seriousness
Our Policy on Plagiarism
Chiltern Training Ltd. has an obligation to the awarding bodies, the learners, the employers and society in general, to ensure that plagiarism does not allow learners to attain qualifications that do not accurately represent their own knowledge and skills.
Plagiarism undermines the value of qualifications for all concerned. If a learner achieves a qualification by unfair means then this is also unfair to all other learners who achieve the same qualification fairly.
Plagiarism may also be seen as a breach of trust between staff and learners, and between individual learners. Furthermore, it may suggest a disregard for values such as honesty and fairness, which may affect relationships between employers and apprentices.
For these reasons, Chiltern Training Ltd. will take all appropriate measures to ensure that learners’ submitted work is their own, and that plagiarism and other forms of cheating have not taken place.
It is the responsibility of all learners and staff to ensure that learners’ submitted work, especially for the purposes of summative assessment, is their own work.
Chiltern Training Ltd. will take appropriate action where plagiarism is detected. This may result in disciplinary action and removal from the programme.
Measures to Prevent Plagiarism
Chiltern Training Ltd. will:
Learners are expected to:
Impact Measures and Monitoring
Annual review of data on incidents of plagiarism and subsequent outcomes.
Observation of teaching and learning, staff and learner feedback, and staff training.
‘Your submitted Work’ - Guidance Booklet on Plagiarism for Learners.
Harvard Referencing Guide (for Staff and Learners).
Neville, C., 2007. The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism.