This page is for students who have an Open University validated award only.
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 that wish to offer OU validated awards. OU validated awards are equivalent in level and standard to similar awards offered throughout UK higher education. They offer exactly the same opportunities as OU direct awards in terms of employment and application for further study.
If you have an OU validated award and require a duplicate certificate, you can apply below. If you studied directly with the OU, you should contact the OU Qualifications Centre for a duplicate certificate or transcript on +44 (0)1908 653003 or email@example.com and not apply on this website.
Please note that due to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), duplicate certificates will be emailed in PDF format to applicants until further notice. The turnaround time for a PDF copy is approximately 5-7 working days.
Once we are able to print certificates, we will be in contact with applicants by email to verify the postal address for their hard copy to be sent to. We anticipate this could take 6-8 weeks.
The fee for this service is £60.
We do not hold transcript/diploma supplement information for OU validated awards.
We can also verify an award by letter or email (for the same fee). Our default service is to produce a duplicate certificate, so please see our FAQ for details of how to apply for a letter or email of verification.
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