Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy

1 All TDLC staff, consultants (including quality assurance personnel and assessors)

and directors must notify Nigel Copleston of any businesses, relationships,

contracts, or other activities that are, or may be considered to be a conflict of

interest with TDLC’s accreditation to offer qualifications with IAB, iCQ or any


a. Notification of a potential conflict of interest must be in writing (email is

acceptable) and must be made assoon asthe potential conflict isidentified.

Conflict of interest includes, but is not restricted to:

i. Non-TDLC business interest or activity that could call into question the

integrity of TDLC’saccredited activities.

ii. Personal knowledge (including relative or friend) of a learner

registered byTDLC with an awarding organization.

iii. All TDLC staff are required to complete a conflict of interest statement

annually during their review, confirming that they do not have a

conflict ofinterest.

2 Nigel Copleston will investigate all potential conflicts of interest.

a. Investigation outcomesinclude but are not restricted to:

i. No conflict ofinterest.

ii. Possible conflict of interest – further information required

iii. Where conflict of interest –

 Member or staff/consultant ceases the activity creating a


 Member or staff/consultant ceases working for TDLC.

 Where appropriate, member orstaff/consultant

ceases working with specific customers or learners.

3 Nigel Copleston will report all conflicts of interest to the relevant awarding

organization and take all necessary remedial actions.

4 All investigations will be recorded by Nigel Copleston. Notes and details will be

retained throughout for a period of 5 years. All notes will be available to

awarding organizations asrequired.



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