We provide a range of services for our graduates and alumni which relate to Award Certificates, Diploma Supplements and Transcripts - these are described below.
All award certificates are produced by our Awards and Examinations team and are either presented at your graduation, or posted to the last recorded permanent home address which we hold for you in our records system. Certificates will contain your full name and details relating to your award, classification (if applicable), subject and examination board date.
In order to ensure we can provide you with an accurate certificate it is important that you check and update your student record regularly. You should also check these records prior to leaving our university - or speak to the student administrator for your course for help with this.
In the case of a graduating student who has an outstanding debt to our university, the award certificate will be withheld until the debt has been cleared.
If you have already received a certificate which subsequently needs amendment, e.g. due to an appeal panel outcome, you must return the original to us prior to our issuing a new, revised certificate. We can replace lost certificates and details of this service can be found in the section further down this page.
Name on Award Certificate
The name that appears on your award certificate is the name that we hold for you on our student record system at the time of the final recommendation of your award (Academic Regulations 18.104.22.168). The only retrospective changes that can be made are where an administrative error has occurred or where the University is required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Students must ensure that our student record system holds their correct and full name prior to being awarded. Missing middle names, or abbreviated names or nicknames will appear or be missing on the certificate depending on the name you used when you enrolled. If you would like to check the name we hold for you on our student record system please see MyBeckett - you can view your information on the Update My Data channel on the My Account page. If there should be any changes to your name please contact your student administrator.
In the autumn of 2013 we were successful gaining Privy Council approval to change our University name from Leeds Metropolitan University to Leeds Beckett University; this was formally implemented on 22 September 2014. Our new name reflects our distinctive position and ambition in a competitive global market as well as our strong academic heritage arising from predecessor colleges based on the Beckett Park campus in Headingley, Leeds.
This document can be used as an accompaniment to an award certificate to explain the name of our university printed upon it.
Leeds Beckett University
Students who register as a student from 22 September 2014 who are awarded on or after 1st January 2015 receive a ‘Leeds Beckett University’ award certificate. This certificate will bear no reference to our former university name as the student’s relationship is entirely with us under the name Leeds Beckett University.
Students who registered as a student prior to 2014/15 academic year who are awarded on or after 1st January 2015 receive a ‘Leeds Beckett University’ award certificate with a reference to our former name of ‘Leeds Metropolitan University’.
Students who registered as a student prior to 2014/15 academic year who are awarded between 22nd September 2014 and 31st December 2014 have the choice to receive a ‘Leeds Beckett University’ award certificate with a reference to our former name of ‘Leeds Metropolitan University’, or a ‘Leeds Metropolitan University’ award certificate with a reference to our new name of ‘Leeds Beckett University’.
Leeds Metropolitan University
Students who were awarded prior to 22nd September 2014 received a ‘Leeds Metropolitan University’ award certificate. Recently awarded certificates will also carry a reference to our new name of ‘Leeds Beckett University’.
Verifying an Award Certificate
We encourage employers and other agencies who have concerns about the authenticity of an award certificate to verify it with us. Requests for this should be made in the first instance to the Awards and Examinations office by telephoning 0113 8125463 or 0113 8126727 or by emailing a copy of the certificate to us at email@example.com
A Diploma Supplement* is available to you if you gained an award from 2005 onwards. This document shows detailed information about the award you have studied, individual module results and details of your assessment.
The supplement is designed to offer information about your award to employers and other academic institutions. Diploma Supplements will be produced by the Awards and Examinations team following the examination boards and posted to your last recorded permanent home address address we hold for you in our records system.
*As part of the Bologna Process all students, who graduated from 2005, should be issued the Diploma Supplement on the successful completion of any higher education qualification.
The Diploma Supplement provides additional details relating to successfully completed higher education qualifications, at all three cycles of study – Bachelor, Master's and Doctorate level. The Diploma Supplement outlines institutional details, course content, type of study, modules covered, and skills required to complete the programme. In addition it contextualises the qualification in relation to its national education system. The Diploma Supplement may be helpful for you to use when continuing with studies, embarking on further training, and/or applying for work.”
In order to ensure we can provide you with an accurate Diploma Supplement it is important that you check and update your student record regularly. You should also check, and amend if necessary, these records, prior to leaving our university at the Update My Data web page, or speak to the student administrator for your course for help with this.
Replacement Diploma Supplements
Requests for duplicate Leeds Beckett University Diploma Supplements should be made in the first instance to the Awards and Examinations office by telephoning 0113 812 5463.
Please note that Diploma Supplements are not available for students who graduated before 2005.
Details of how you can request a letter of verification can be found in the Letter of Verification Application Form. The current fee for a Letter of Verification is £12.
A transcript is a statement of your final results, including modular outcomes as agreed at your most recent examination board. The detailed nature of this information means that transcripts are produced by Schools.
Transcripts are available up to ten years following your graduation. If you are graduating this summer please be aware that we cannot yet provide a transcript.
To request a transcript please contact the student administrator for your course or you can request a transcript via the online form on our Alumni website.
You can pay for your replacement Leeds Beckett University or FE Partnership award certificate in the following ways:
- By telephone direct to the finance office on 0113 8123832. You will be given a receipt number to write into the space provided on your application form.
- You can send a cheque for the fee with your application form to the Awards and Examinations team. Payment should be made against a UK bank account or by sterling draft. Please note that cheques cannot be accepted for non-UK bank accounts.
- Please see the downloadable documents below for replacement award certificate application form.
The Open University,
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332851
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332852
Fax: +44 (0)1908 332841
For replacement EDEXCEL/ BTEC HNC/HND awards prior to 1994 please contact Pearson.
Need a replacement certificate?
To get a replacement certificate, you must apply online and pay the standard fee.
Phone lines are open 10am to 4pm (UK time) Monday to Fridays.
0845 618 0440 (from within the UK)
+44 (0) 161 855 7514 (from outside the UK)