Alumni who were made an academic award can request proof of their qualification. The form this can take depends on the course, year of award and Central’s academic records archive.
Certificates or diplomas detail your name, final award and classification (where applicable), and are issued by an awarding body according to Central’s pass lists.
If you did not receive your original certificate from the University of London, please refer to the notice issued by them with your results letter or contact The University of London's Diploma Production and Dispatch Office. Certificates are normally produced approximately three months after your results are published and received by the School’s Academic Board. They are sent by recorded delivery in the UK and by airmail overseas.
If you did not receive your original certificate from The Open University it is possible that Central's Academic Records Office has it on site. Please complete the Verification of Awards form to request confirmation of your award, ensuring you add specific additional information.
If you require a duplicate certificate because your original has been lost or destroyed, please contact the awarding body directly as guided below. If you are unsure of the year your award was made, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, awards were made as follows:
Pre-1992, Central School of Speech and Drama – No replacement certificates are available, please request an academic transcript or confirmation of award using the Verification of Awards form.
1992- March 2006, The Open University - Please use The Open University's Awards and Aftercare Service.
July 2006-present, The University of London - Please contact The University of London's Diploma Production and Dispatch Office.
Please request confirmation of award by completing the Verification of Awards form.
Transcripts detail your dates of study, course, units that you studied, your marks/grades, final award and classification (where applicable). Confirmation of award or study letters details your dates of study, course, final award and classification (where applicable). Both documents are issued by Central from our academic records and can be requested by completing the Verification of Awards form.
Employers, agencies, universities, embassies and councils who wish to verify whether a candidate is a current or past student, the award and grade they received, and their dates of attendance can find us on the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD). This site can also be used to authenticate us as a UK registered degree awarding institution.