Code of Conduct

 

IQTEFL is developed by IQBar Limited and follows the same ethos. We take great pride in having established a culture that is built upon a set of integrated values. The purpose of the IQTEFL course is to provide teaching, guidance and encourage learning. We aim to support our trainees throughout the course. We are a community which embraces diversity and requires consideration, acceptance and courtesy in all behaviour. We expect all trainees and staff to show respect for one another in all aspects of their contact and will enforce these high standards through this Code of Conduct.

 

Zero-Tolerance

 

While this Code gives you, the trainee, guidance for certain situations, there are specific areas where we have a zero-tolerance policy. These include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Unsafe, illegal or unethical working practices;

  • Violence and aggression of any kind;

  • Discrimination, bullying and harassment of any kind;

  • Retaliation against anyone who speaks up and does the right thing;

  • Cheating and plagiarism.

 

Confidential Information

 

Information related to fellow trainees or any learners you encounter during the course must not be shared or distributed with any third parties.

IQTEFL teaching materials remain intellectual property of IQBar Limited and therefore must not be altered, stored or otherwise unlawfully distributed without the express permission of senior management.

 

Your Responsibilities

 

As a trainee with IQTEFL, I understand and confirm, through agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of this course, that I must adhere to this Code of Conduct. Any breach of this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, including expulsion from the course with no refund. Sanctions against unacceptable behaviour will be applied consistently, fairly and transparently where permissible.

 

During the course, I will:

 

  • Follow formal and reasonable instruction given by staff members;

  • Keep my login details and password secure and not share them with any third party;

  • Not use the teaching materials for any use other than what has been prescribed in terms of this course;

  • Report any suspicious or unauthorised use of materials to the IQTEFL team at tefl@iqbar.co.uk;

  • When engaging in discussion, engage in a professional manner on the online discussion forums and any other platforms related to the course, its staff and any other learners;

  • Engage in any live sessions in a professional and respectful manner;

  • Not engage in any threatening behaviours, violence, harassment, bullying or abuse, in any manner, including via social media, or contravene our Equality and Diversity policy;

  • Be responsible for my own health and safety in the area I study from;

  • Complete any assignments and assessments in the allocated time;

  • Not plagiarise any part of my assignments and fully reference any material I take from elsewhere external to the course material and my own personal knowledge;

  • Respond to any feedback on assessments in a professional and courteous manner;

  • Seek support via tefl@iqbar.co.uk when required;

  • Read the policies issued in my welcome e-mail and acknowledge receipt of them before starting the course;

IQTEFL’s Code of Conduct is fully supported by the Senior Management Team of IQBar Limited and the IQTEFL Team.

IQTEFL’s Code of Conduct is monitored and reviewed annually.