CNAA Digital Records Archive
The Open University maintains a digital archive of records of course awards issued by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA)
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards
- Honorary Degrees and Higher Doctorates
- Research Degrees
- National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design and Higher Diplomas in Art and Design (NCDAD)
- National Council for Technological Awards (NCTA)
- Scottish Diplomas in Art (SDA)
- Conversion of awards of NCDAD, NCTA, DipArt and Art and Design Associateship of Central Institutions in Scotland to CNAA degrees.
- Department of Education and Science Diplomas in Management Studies (DMS)
The OU offers a pro-forma verification document styled in a similar format to an award certificate. A fee of £40 is charged for this service.
All Pro Forma verifications will be sent to UK mainland addresses by 1st class post or internationally by the Royal Mail 'Signed For' service.
Please note that applications cannot be submitted by telephone.
3rd Party Requests (eg employers and agencies)
Please contact the Aftercare team.
We are in a position to offer letters that provide additional information to what is already contained in the standard Proforma Verification document.
Please contact the Aftercare team via email or telephone to discuss your requirements. Please note there will be a £40 charge for each letter produced.
Duplicate and Replacement Certificates
When CNAA was abolished the Department of Education and Science did not authorise any successor body to issue certificates following dissolution. Consequently it is not possible for the OU or any other body to provide certificates or to issue duplicate or replacement certificates relating to CNAA awards. Instead the OU (through the Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships, CICP) offers a pro-forma verification document styled in a similar format to an award certificate.
The loss or destruction of an original certificate does not in any way invalidate the award - the record of the award will continue to be held and can be verified and attested from this original record in the ways described above. However it is important to emphasise that no further awards may be made and no new, replacement or duplicate award documents may be produced in the name of, or by authority of, the awarding powers of CNAA.
Student transcripts cannot be provided by the OU. Graduates wishing to obtain transcripts relating to all or any part of the programme that they undertook as a student should apply directly to the institution at which they studied.
CNAA Aftercare Service
Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships
1st Floor, Wilson B
The Open University
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332852
Fax: +44 (0)1908 332841