Certificates, transcripts and verifications
As part of the University's response to the latest Government advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to produce printed award certificates and academic transcripts. As a temporary measure we will be producing electronic verification letters for students and issuing these via email.
We are currently unable to specify when we will be able to issue hard copy certificates and transcripts to all completing students. However when we are able to resume this activity students will receive an automatic email to confirm when these have been printed and posted.
Original certificates and transcripts
Each qualified student is entitled to their original certificate and transcript and will receive an email soon after your award has been confirmed at an examination board. This email will notify you when your certificate and transcript is available to request and requires you to confirm your current postal address. Please allow up to 15 working days in order to receive the automated email.
Birmingham City University has launched a new service that will provide future award holders with access to a digital version of their award certificate. This service also enables graduates to choose to share their digital certificate securely with prospective employers, universities and third parties.
This service is being offered in addition to receiving a hard copy certificate and academic transcript, however please note we are not currently able to provide digital copies of transcripts.
For further information about how to access this service please go to Digital certificates.
Requests for replacement award/degree certificates must be made through the University’s Academic Registry Department. To request a replacement award / degree certificate, please complete the replacement application form. Please note you will be asked to provide Proof of ID to verify your Address and Request before this can be processed. For further information regarding timescales, delivery methods and costs please go to the FAQs page.
We will aim to approve your replacement certificate application and contact you to request your proof of ID within 30 working days of receipt. Once you have provided proof of ID we will then contact you to request payment. Once you have paid we aim to process your request within 15 working days. Once posted, please allow 10 days for it to reach a UK address and 28 working days for addresses outside the UK.
Transcripts provide a breakdown of the subjects you studied on your course and the results you obtained for each module.
Requests for replacement transcripts must be made through the relevant Faculty/School Office. To request a replacement transcript, please select your faculty from the drop down list.
For further information regarding timescales, delivery methods and costs please go to the FAQs page.
Verification of studies
Each student is eligible to receive a Verification of study letter which confirms course title and study dates as well as award obtained and classification (if applicable).
Birmingham City University is an official partner of Higher Education Degree Data check (Hedd) and as such no longer accepts third party enquiries unless through the Hedd system.
For further information about all of our verification services please go to the BCU Verifications page here.
Should you have any further questions about requesting or receiving any of the above documents, please view our FAQs.
Replacement CNAA award documents can be obtained from Open University CNAA Aftercare.