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Third Party Verification Requests

This page is for third parties seeking verification of an award of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) or an Open University validated award only.

The CNAA was the largest single degree-awarding body in the United Kingdom, operating from 1965-1992.  However, not all awards offered largely by the, then, Polytechnics came under the CNAA (please see our FAQ for common exceptions).  The Open University (OU) are able to provide verification of a CNAA award, however we cannot verify transcript information.

We are also able to verify OU validated awards: awards gained by students who have studied an OU validated programme at one of our partner institutions.  We cannot verify transcript information for OU validated awards, nor can we verify awards gained by students who have studied directly with the OU.  If your candidate studied directly with the OU, please contact the OU Qualifications Centre on +44 (0)1908 653003 or email cqc.verifications@open.ac.uk

The cost is £58 per verification and there are no refunds, so please read our FAQ carefully before applying. 

To make an application:

The current turnaround time for verifications is 5-7 working days (from receipt of online application/payment and signed Authorisation Form). 

Verifications are sent by email, unless otherwise requested.