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OU Validated Awards - Duplicate Certificates

This page is for students who have an Open University validated award only (not for those who studied directly with the OU). 

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.  The fee for this service is £60 and the usual turnaround time is 10-15 working days. 

If you studied directly with the OU, you should contact the OU Qualifications Centre for a duplicate certificate or transcript by email to and not apply on this website. 

We do not hold transcript/diploma supplement information for OU validated awards.


Please make sure that you read the following before making an application:

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.

For UK addresses, certificates will be sent via First Class post.  For anywhere else, they will be sent via Royal Mail's International Tracked & Signed service (full tracking not always available, depending on destination country). 

If you would like a PDF copy (in addition to the hard copy), please type '(PDF)' after your name on the application form.


Online Application for Duplicate OU Validated Award Certificate 

Studied directly with the OU

or want to verify an OU award?

Please contact the Qualifications Centre via email to or (third parties)

Please do not apply to 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

Tel: +44(0) 1908 332852