Sign up to receive the latest news about our academy, newest course offerings, special offers, & wine events before anyone else.
We’re excited to have you join us!
The aim of this policy is to protect the interests of students and safeguard the integrity of WSET qualifications by ensuring compliance with WSET Policies and Procedures. It provides a framework for the identification, reporting, and management of any potential malpractice or maladministration.
Non-compliance with WSET Policies and Procedures generally falls into one of two categories:
The boundaries between maladministration and malpractice are not clear-cut. Some incidents may fall into either category depending on the wider context. Some maladministration incidents may become malpractice, e.g., through failure to implement corrective measures, repetition of the incident, or subsequent attempt at non-disclosure or misrepresentation. A malpractice incident may be deemed to be maladministration if there are extenuating circumstances. Whether a situation is a maladministration or malpractice will be determined by WSET following an investigation.
Malpractice or maladministration by Slate Wine & Spirits Academy may include:
Malpractice or maladministration by a student or candidate may include:
Slate Wine & Spirits Academy takes malpractice and maladministration very seriously. If malpractice or maladministration is identified, Slate Wine & Spirits Academy will consider its impact and may apply sanctions accordingly. Slate Wine & Spirits Academy will take all reasonable steps to ensure that students and staff who are affected by malpractice or maladministration through no fault of their own are not disadvantaged. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to disallow or withhold results and/or certificates.
Sanctions applicable to students or candidates may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sanctions applicable to Slate Wine & Spirits Academy’s staff may include, but are not limited to, the following:
However, if a student or member of Slate Wine & Spirits Academy’s staff believes they have been adversely affected by or have been witness to an incident of malpractice or maladministration, please refer to the complaints policy detailed within these policies.