Award certificates

Page last updated:
08 Sep 2021

Once you’ve completed your studies at Leeds Beckett you’ll be issued with an official degree certificate and diploma supplement. On this page you’ll find information about awards, including how to apply for replacement documents.

You’ll also find information about the verification services we offer, including information for third parties and employers.

If you are due to receive an award, please make sure that we have your current address, so that it is not posted to an old address and lost. Visit the page to update any of your personal details.

Your certificate

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.

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 registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. 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.

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 our 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 you can visit MyBeckett or Online Welcome. To update / amend your name please contact your student administrator.

Replacement Certificates can be ordered via our Replacement certificates page.

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 registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

If you graduated in or after the 2002/03 academic year, the Student Advice team can produce a transcript document listing the grades received for individual modules. You can find out more about the information a transcript includes and purchase via our Transcripts page.

If you graduated prior to 2002/03 there is a separate page with information on letters of verification for students.

Our university does not keep electronic copies of certificates. If you require authenticated copies, please scan your certificate and email to registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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.

  • References and verifications for employers and third parties
  • Please note that the Registration and Awards team does not directly provide references. Personal and academic references should be forwarded directly to the referee or course administration team where possible. This is a list of contact details for the schools within our university
  • If there is no named referee / contact, requests can be forwarded to registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk, including the full name the candidate studied under, course studied and date of birth. Your query will then be forwarded to the relevant course administration team, copying you in

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