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Award certificates

If your award certificate has been lost, defaced or destroyed, and you wish to obtain a replacement, please refer to the list of awarding bodies below for the relevant instructions.

If your award certificate has been awarded by Bournemouth University (1992 onwards) we are not currently able to offer our replacement service whilst the COVID-19 situation continues and staff must work from home. A digital confirmation of award letter can be offered as an alternative during this period, please send your request to student_verification@bournemouth.ac.uk stating:

  •          Your name at the time of study
  •          Your date of birth
  •          Course studied
  •          Your period of study and/or your year of award
  •          Student ID (if known)

Awarding bodies

Pearson / EDEXCEL (formerly BTEC) Awards (prior to 1992)

Requests for Replacement HNC and HND Certificates, Notifications of Performance and Continuing Education Certificates (i.e. Certificate in Management Studies) for BTEC awards made prior to 1992 should be made directly to Pearson.

Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA)

Bournemouth Polytechnic/Dorset Institute/Dorset Institute of Higher Education (Prior to 1992)
The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 abolished the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). The Open University Validation Services is authorised to have care and custody of CNAA records for the purposes of authenticating original award documents or copies of them and providing verification of entries in the records.

Southampton University Awards

Including Weymouth College of Teacher Training
We do not hold any records of the Southampton University Awards including those from the Weymouth College of Teacher Training. Please contact Southampton University direct for further information.

London University Awards (from 1947 to 1976)

We are unable to produce replacement certificates for London University Awards made between 1947 and 1976. For all enquiries relating to London University Awards, please contact them.