The Awards and Aftercare team, within Open University Validation Partnerships (OUVP), are able to provide certain services to students who have gained a CNAA or Open University (OU) validated award, as well as to third parties seeking award verification. Please click on the links below for more information.
The Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) was a UK degree-awarding body, operating from 1965-1992. When the CNAA was abolished, the OU was authorised to have care and custody of their award records. Click here for an email, letter or pro forma (certificate-style document) verifying your CNAA award.
For organisations or companies seeking verification of a CNAA or OU validated award.
Through its Royal Charter, since 1992 the OU has validated the programmes of approved partner institutions that do not have their own degree-awarding powers, or alternatively wish to offer OU validated awards. Click here for a duplicate certificate of an OU validated award.
How to join the OU Alumni Association.
Please do not apply to via the Validation Partnerships website.
(CNAA & OU validated awards)
1st Floor, Wilson B Block
The Open University
Tel: +44(0) 1908 332852