British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine has processes in place to ensure fairness, consistency and non-discrimination between candidates while carrying out assessments.
However due to some reasons, if the candidate feel the results are not based on valid judgements, they can raise an issue by providing us the details such as:
- Solid reason for the appeal
- Supporting evidence wherever applicable
Any appeal submitted to BBAIM is subject to review by our Assessment Verification team. Upon receipt of an appeal, we will acknowledge receipt of the appeal and carry out an initial assessment of the information provided.
The candidates will be notified of the outcome within 30 days of the appeal and if they find it to be satisfactory, no further action will be taken. If the candidate is dissatisfied, the appeal will be escalated to the Director for a direct discussion. The appealing candidate will be informed of the outcome within two weeks of this meeting.
Following the second level review, there are two possible outcomes:
a) Successful Appeal - Candidates will be given a chance to resit the assessment at no extra cost.
b) Unsuccessful Appeal - Candidates will receive a document explaining how this result was achieved. If the candidate wish to re-sit for the exams, the fee should be paid by the candidate. A total of 4 re-sit attempts are allowed for each phase of the assessment.
British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. They shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, colour or marital status.
Our selection of candidates is based only on professional qualifications required to undergo the training programmes offered by us. Appointment of faculty at BBAIM is also governed by the same policy, i.e, recruitment is determined based on their credentials as per Health Education England (HEE) Guidelines.
We respect our candidates and employees from all religious and non-religious backgrounds, ethnicities and beliefs. BBAIM has a zero-tolerance approach to victimisation, bullying or harassment and suitable disciplinary/legal action will be taken if we find any of these factors of the equality is breached.
If you would like to report an issue, you can reach us at email@example.com.
Health and Safety Policy
BBAIM is committed to ensure the health and safety of its candidates, employees, and cosmetic models. Our training facility undergoes regular health and safety inspection that helps create a safer workplace.
We adhere to a strict code of safety practice to ensure they meet the prevailing standards of quality, safety and efficacy.
- We carry out regular checks on equipments prior to every practical session to ensure they are safe to use.
- Syringes and medicines that are used during the course are checked to make sure they are in-date and are store appropriately.
- Needles and other injecting equipments are stored and disposed in the appropriate bins provided.
- Sterile gloves and wipes are used during all practical sessions.
BBAIM is committed to establishing positive and safe environment for all. Disciplinary action will be taken if any of the candidates/faculties involve in any kind of violence/ abuse towards each other. It is our utmost responsibility to regularly monitor so that corrective actions of any unsafe work practices and/or work environment can be swiftly rectified.
Malpractice and Maladministration Policy
This policy is aimed at BBAIM employees and our registered candidates who are involved in suspected or actual malpractice/maladministration. It sets out the steps our centre members or trainees must follow when reporting any incident of malpractice/maladministration.
According to Joint Council for Qualifications guidelines, Malpractice means any act, default or practice which is a breach of the Regulations or which:
- compromises, attempts to compromise or may compromise the process of assessment, the integrity of any qualification or the validity of a result or certificate
- damages the authority, reputation or credibility of any awarding body or centre or any officer, employee or agent of any awarding body or centre.
Failure by a centre to notify, investigate and report to an awarding body all allegations of malpractice or suspected malpractice constitutes malpractice itself.
Also, failure to take action as required by an awarding body or to co-operate with an awarding body's investigation, constitutes malpractice.
Centre staff malpractice
'Centre staff malpractice' means malpractice committed by:
Examples of centre staff malpractice:
a member of staff, contractor (whether employed under a contract of employment or a contract for services) or a volunteer at a centre; or an individual appointed in another capacity by a centre such as an invigilator, a Communication Professional, an Oral Language Modifier, a practical assistant, a prompter, a reader or a scribe.
failing to keep assessment material secure prior to an examination
discussing or otherwise revealing information about examinations and assessments that should be kept confidential, e.g. internet forums
moving the time or date of a fixed examination beyond the arrangements permitted within the Instructions for conducting examinations.
Conducting an examination before the published date constitutes centre staff malpractice and a clear breach of security
failing to adequately supervise candidates who have been affected by a timetable variation
permitting, facilitating or obtaining unauthorised access to examination material prior to an examination
failing to retain and secure examination question papers after an examination in cases where the life of the paper extends beyond the particular session. For example, where an examination is to be sat in a later session by one or more candidates due to a timetable variation
tampering with candidate scripts, controlled assessments, coursework or non-examination assessments after collection and before despatch to the awarding body/examiner/moderator
failing to keep candidates’ computer files secure which contain controlled assessments, coursework or non-examination assessments.
manufacturing evidence of competence against national standards
fabricating assessment and/or internal verification records or authentication statements
entering fictitious candidates for examinations or assessments, or otherwise subverting the assessment or certification process with the intention of financial gain
substituting one candidate’s controlled assessment, coursework or non-examination assessment for another’s.
'Candidate malpractice' means malpractice by a candidate in connection with any examination or assessment, including the preparation and authentication of any controlled assessments, coursework or non-examination assessments, the presentation of any practical work, the compilation of portfolios of assessment evidence and the writing of any examination paper.
Examples of candidate malpractice:
the alteration or falsification of any results document, including certificates
a breach of the instructions or advice of an invigilator, supervisor, or the awarding body in relation to the examination or assessment rules and regulations
failing to abide by the conditions of supervision designed to maintain the security of the examinations or assessments
collusion: working collaboratively with other candidates, beyond what is permitted
copying from another candidate (including the use of technology to aid the copying)
allowing work to be copied e.g. posting work on social networking sites prior to an examination/assessment;
the deliberate destruction of another candidate’s work
disruptive behaviour in the examination room or during an assessment session (including the use of offensive language)
failing to report to the centre or awarding body the candidate having unauthorised access to assessment related information or sharing unauthorised assessment related information on-line; - exchanging, obtaining, receiving, passing on information (or the attempt to) which could be examination related by means of talking, electronic, written or non-verbal communication
making a false declaration of authenticity in relation to the authorship of controlled assessment, coursework, non-examination assessment or the contents of a portfolio
allowing others to assist in the production of controlled assessment, coursework, non-examination assessment or assisting others in the production of controlled assessment, coursework or non-examination assessment
the misuse, or the attempted misuse, of examination and assessment materials and resources - being in possession of unauthorised confidential information about an examination or assessment
bringing into the examination room notes in the wrong format (where notes are permitted in examinations) or inappropriately annotated texts (in open book examinations)
the inclusion of inappropriate, offensive, obscene, homophobic, transphobic, racist or sexist material in scripts, controlled assessments, coursework, non-examination assessments or portfolios
impersonation: pretending to be someone else, arranging for another person to take one’s place in an examination or an assessment
plagiarism: unacknowledged copying from or reproduction of published sources or incomplete referencing
theft of another candidate’s work
bringing into the examination room or assessment situation unauthorised material, for example: notes, study guides and personal organisers, own blank paper, instruments which can capture a digital image, electronic dictionaries (when prohibited), translators, wordlists, glossaries, iPods, mobile phones, MP3/4 players, pagers, Smartwatches or other similar electronic devices
the unauthorised use of a memory stick or similar device where a candidate uses a word processor
facilitating malpractice on the part of other candidates
behaving in a manner so as to undermine the integrity of the examination.
Failure to adhere to the regulations regarding the conduct of controlled assessments, coursework, examinations and non-examination assessments, or malpractice in the conduct of examinations/assessments and/or the handling of examination question papers, candidate scripts, mark sheets, cumulative assessment records, results and certificate claim forms, etc
Some examples of Maladministration:
failing to ensure that candidates’ controlled assessment, coursework, non-examination assessment or work to be completed under controlled conditions is adequately completed and/or monitored and/or supervised
failure, on the part of the head of centre, to adhere to awarding body specification requirements in the delivery of non-examination assessments, Endorsements and other projects required as part of a qualification.
failure to use current assignments for assessments
failure to train invigilators and those facilitating access arrangements adequately
failing to issue to candidates the appropriate notices and warnings
the introduction of unauthorised material into the examination room, either prior to or during the examination
failing to remind candidates that any mobile phones or other unauthorised items found in their possession must be handed to the invigilator prior to the examination starting
failure to invigilate examinations in accordance with the instructions for conducting examinations
failing to notify the appropriate awarding body immediately of all alleged, suspected or actual incidents of malpractice
failing to conduct a thorough investigation into suspected examination or assessment malpractice when asked to do so by an awarding body
the inappropriate retention or destruction of certificates.
These examples are not an exhaustive list and each case of suspected malpractice and maladministration will be considered on an individual basis, however, until the matter has been investigated, qualification will not usually be processed by British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine to prevent further adverse effect.
British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine is committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our activities.
Our commitment is to:
- comply with regulations, legislations and codes of practice on environmental matters applicable to our activities
- efficiently manage the waste generated from our operational activities according to the principles of reduction, re-use and recycling
- integrate recognised environmental management best practice into our activities.
- measure and take action to reduce the carbon footprint
- communicate both internally and externally our Environmental Policy on a regular basis and encourage feedback
- communicate the importance of environmental issues to our staff
- minimise the consumption of resources such as plastic and paper
Entry Criteria for Enrolment
British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine allows healthcare professionals who possess degrees in medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy for the training courses.
Candidates who possess a valid licence with General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council can also apply. The candidates will have to produce the evidence of professional membership and independent prescribing rights prior to the enrolment process.
Professionally recognised qualifications and prior training may be recognised by British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine for registering if the learning outcomes match. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual assessment of your prior qualification and experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine recognise that the candidate may have acquired skills from their past formal/informal learning experience.RPL can save your time and money and can prevent you from having to go through the same learning experience that you went through already. However, the candidates must produce the evidence of prior learning to be current and valid. Our RPL validation process are transparent, fair and reliable.
Those candidates who wish to be considered for RPL must provide the following information:
- A clinical reference from a clinical supervisor confirming that the candidate has done 10 botulinum toxin treatments on 10 different patients.
- A portfolio of Before and After photographs (with the consent of the clients) for 10 supervised dermal filler treatments.
- A portfolio of Before and After photographs (with the consent of the clients) for 10 supervised botulinum toxin treatments.
After the validation process, British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine will inform the candidates of the fees, timelines and the procedure to be followed to achieve full accreditation.
Successful candidates can then take part in Stage 3 assessment for theoretical and practical assessment.
Upon successful passing of this stage, Level 7 accreditation can be awarded.
Safeguarding Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy
British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine is committed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- The human rights of young people and the vulnerable will be respected and applied to all, irrespective of age, sex, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, colour, race, language, religious or political beliefs, marital status, disability, physical or mental health, family, socio-economic or cultural background or any other aspect of their identity.
- Inequality, discrimination and exclusion will be challenged and will not be tolerated
- No one must suffer harm intentionally or unintentionally, as a result of their engagement, association or contact with us
- British Board of Anti-ageing & Integrated Medicine will ensure our staff, board members, partners, visitors and other associates are supported to meet their safeguarding responsibilities and requirements, understanding the specific risks to young people and the vulnerable adults.
- We ensure that all staff who have access to young people/ vulnerable adults have been checked for their suitability
- Actively engage in ways that increase the safety and protection of those with whom we are in contact
- Ensure that appropriate acton is taken in the event of any allegations or suspicions regarding harm to young people/ vulnerable adults arising from contact with our staff/ trainees