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Awards and Aftercare

Awards and Aftercare

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.


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CNAA Students

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.

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Third Parties

For organisations or companies seeking verification of a CNAA or OU validated award.

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OU Validated Awards - Duplicate Certificates

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.

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OU Validated Awards - Alumni Information

How to join the OU Alumni Association.

Studied directly with the OU

or want to verify an OU award?

OU Graduates: Please contact the Qualifications Centre via email and not apply on this website.
Third Parties: Please go to Prospects Hedd to complete a verification request. Please do not apply via the Validation Partnerships website.

Contact Awards and Aftercare

(CNAA & OU validated awards)

1st Floor, Wilson B Block
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom