Policies and Procedures

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 Delivering ATHE Qualifications Handbook
The Delivering ATHE Qualifications Handbook includes guidance to support centres when teaching and assessing learners. 

Policies and Procedures

Guide for Centres Use of ATHE Qualification Titles and Logo
This document provides full details on how to promote ATHE qualifications online and offline.

ATHE Invoicing Policy
The Invoice policy sets out how ATHE will ensure invoices are issued in a timely manner and provide a breakdown of any fees charged.

Conflict of Interest Policy
This policy aims to draw attention to the possibility of conflicts, minimise or prevent the conflict occurring, and manage conflicts that have arisen.

Direct Claim for Certificates Policy
This document provides the criteria centres need to achieve before they will be considered for Direct Claim Status.

Privacy Notice
The aim of this notice is to update our stakeholders on how we manage their data in compliance with the updated UK Data Protection Laws and GDPR.

Enquiries and Appeals Policy
The enquiries and appeals policy is intended to ensure that any appeals received by ATHE are dealt with quickly, fairly and effectively.

Equality and Diversity Policy
This policy covers the principles of diversity and equality for anybody developing and using ATHE products and services including ATHE staff, centres and learners.

Customer Service Statement
This document contains our commitment to achieving high standards of customer service.

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy
ATHE aims to facilitate open access to ATHE qualifications for learners who are eligible for reasonable adjustment and/or special consideration in assessments, reasonable adjustments and special considerations must not compromise the standards for the assessment of skills, knowledge, understanding or competence being measured.

Assessment of ATHE Qualifications in a Language Other Than English
This policy states the criteria and procedures to be followed when qualifications are assessed in a language other than English to ensure the qualifications remain valid and comparable across the different languages.

Maladministration and Malpractice Policy
This policy is aimed at learners and centres who are involved with ATHE or use ATHE products and services. It outlines what constitutes maladministration and malpractice and how any reported cases will be handled. 

Complaints Procedure
The aim of this procedure is to ensure a consistent, open approach to addressing complaints, in a manner facilitating conciliation and a timely resolution.

Qualifications Withdrawal Procedure
This policy specifies the process ATHE and centres should undertake in the event of a qualification withdrawal to best protect the interests of learners and centres.

Replacement Certificate Procedure
This procedure gives instruction to learners and centres on what steps to take in the event of a
lost/damaged/misspelt certificate.

Sanctions Policy
ATHE provides its recognised centres with guidance and support to help mitigate the risk of noncompliance with centre agreements. This aims to ensure the appropriate quality of experience for learners, facilitating achievement and progression. Where breaches do occur ATHE takes these seriously and may apply sanctions commensurate to the nature and gravity of the breach.

Whistle-Blowing Policy
The aim of this policy is to inform whistle-blowers at ATHE recognised centres what to do if they encounter instances of malpractice or maladministration in the  course of their engagement with ATHE and delivery of ATHE qualifications.

ATHE Subject Access Request
The aim of this policy is to inform stakeholders about what information ATHE holds on them and how they can access it.

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
The aim of this policy is to offer guidance with regards to learners that may have already attained the knowledge and expertise needed to meet the standards stated in the ATHE assessment criteria.

Lead Centre Policy
If you are a centre that wishes to take on satellite centres, you will need to read and understand our Lead Centre Policy, which outlines the criteria you need to meet in order to apply for a satellite.

Resubmissions and Retakes Policy
If your learner(s) has failed to meet the learning outcomes for their desired grade on an ATHE assignment, please refer to the above policy for next steps and guidance.

Centre Devised Assessments Policy
If you are writing your own assessments for ATHE learners, you will need to follow the requirements and guidance in this policy.