Upon completion of your study at Leeds Beckett you will be issued with an official degree certificate and diploma supplement. Further details can be found using the headings below, including how to apply for replacement documents.
Please also see the headings below for details of the verification services we offer, including information for third parties and employers.
Your award certificate will be produced by the Awards and Examinations team, and will include your full name, course studied, and the date awarded by the board of examiners, along with any honours achieved where applicable.
Module information is not included. If you require a breakdown of your marks and modules, you can apply for a transcript.
You will receive your certificate, either at your graduation ceremony, or by standard post to your recorded permanent home address:
- Students that are awarded between late July and the following April will have their certificates posted within six weeks of being awarded.
- All other certificates will be withheld for the July graduation ceremonies. Those not collected, including students who have advised that they will not be attending graduation, will be posted in the weeks following, usually mid-August.
It is important that you keep your address details up to date as a charge of £60 will be payable should a replacement be needed as a result of failing to update your address details.
If you have an outstanding debt related to your course, your certificate will be withheld until this has been cleared.
Certificates not received
There may be isolated instances where certificates are lost in the postal system. If you have not received your certificate within the timescales described above please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduates should contact us within 18 months of being awarded if the certificate has not been received. After 18 months has passed the replacement fee of £60 will apply.
Name on certificate
The name that appears on your award certificate will be the name held on our records at the time of the final recommendation of your award (Academic Regulations 18.15.1). Changes can only be made 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 the correct and full name is updated prior to being awarded. Missing middle names, or abbreviated names will appear or be missing on the certificate depending on the name used at enrolment stage. To check the name we hold for you on our student record system please see MyBeckett. To update/amend your name please contact your student administrator.
The Diploma Supplement provides additional details relating to successfully completed higher education qualifications and 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 which may be useful to international employers.
The Diploma Supplement is available to you if you gained an award from 2005 onwards. We are unable to produce Diploma Supplements for students awarded before 2005.
Diploma Supplements will be produced after the graduation ceremonies have taken place for the majority of students. You can expect to receive this by October, or with your certificate by post if you are awarded later in the year.
If you are waiting for your Diploma Supplement to be produced, a transcript of your grades may be sufficient for your needs and can be requested at any time. If you think you should have already received your Diploma Supplement, and it has not arrived, please contact email@example.com.
Your certificate is an original document and can only be replaced if lost, destroyed or stolen. There can only be one copy in circulation and the replacement will void the original copy. The University does not keep electronic copies. The replacement will take the current certificate format.
The method for obtaining a replacement depends on the year and/or type of award. Please refer to the headings below:
Replacement Certificates for Students awarded after 1992
The cost for a replacement certificate is £60.
You should complete the application form for a replacement certificate which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Please read the instructions on the form itself carefully and ensure that the form is signed by hand by the award holder. Incomplete applications and those without a handwritten signature will be returned and delay the process. Applications can take up to three weeks to process in busy periods. Details of how to pay and where to send your application are on the form.
Please note that documents will be posted via normal post. If you would like to arrange a courier you may indicate this when you email your application form and we will notify you when your documents are ready for collection. Alternatively you can collect or arrange for someone to collect on your behalf. There is space on the form itself to indicate this.
If you have any queries relating to replacement certificates please contact the Awards and Examinations team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 812 5463.
Replacement Certificates for Students awarded prior to 1992 (Leeds Polytechnic awards)
Most Leeds Polytechnic awards prior to October 1992 were conferred by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). It is recommended that you contact email@example.com to confirm this if you are unsure.
Requests for replacement CNAA certificates should be made directly to the Open University who now hold CNAA records:
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332851/332852
Replacement HND/HNC Certificates
For replacement BTEC awards issued after 1994 please use the application form for a replacement Leeds Beckett University award certificate (link at the bottom of the page), and refer to the section above.
For replacement EDEXCEL/ BTEC HNC/HND awards prior to 1994 please contact Pearson.
Replacement Diploma Supplements
The cost for a replacement diploma supplement is £30. Diploma Supplements are only available to students awarded from 2005 onwards.
You should complete the application form for a replacement diploma supplement which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Please read the instructions on the form itself carefully as incomplete applications will be returned and delay the process. Applications can take up to three weeks to process in busy periods. Details of how to pay and where to send your application are on the form. If you have any queries relating to diploma supplements please contact the Awards and Examinations team.
If you have any queries relating to the verification services described below please contact the Awards and Examinations team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 812 5463.
Please note that for the majority of awards conferred prior to October 1992 Leeds Beckett University was not the awarding body and we are unable to verify these awards. Please contact the Awards and Examinations team for clarification of who to contact in these circumstances.
Letter of Verification
A letter of verification costs £12 and contains the following information:
- The full name you studied under
- Award type
- Course/programme of study
- Classification (where applicable)
- The date of the Board of Examiners confirming your award
Letters are produced on University headed paper by the Awards and Examinations team (Registry). For letters detailing attendance dates, or module of course information, please contact your course administrator.
You can apply for a letter of verification using the letter of verification application form. Please read the instructions on the form itself carefully as incomplete applications will be returned and delay the process. Applications can take up to three weeks to process in busy periods. Details of how to pay and where to send your application are on the form.
The University does not keep electronic copies of certificates. If you require authenticated copies, please scan your certificate and email to email@example.com. An official stamped copy can then be emailed back to you, or up to five copies posted to a chosen address. There is no charge for this service.
Verifications to third parties and employers
Verifications from third parties should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a signed letter of consent from the candidate/graduate. Please note that only information provided will be verified. No additional information will be provided to third parties.
Personal and academic references should be forwarded directly to the referee or course administration team where possible. If there is no named referee/contact, requests can be forwarded to email@example.com including the full name the candidate studied under, course studied, and date of birth. You query will then be forwarded to the relevant course administration team.
On 22 September 2014 Leeds Metropolitan University became Leeds Beckett University.
All Leeds Metropolitan University certificates remain valid and duplicates will not be produced to reflect the name change. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details can be found in the About Our Award Certificates document which can be submitted to third parties with Leeds Metropolitan University certificates to explain the name change.