Replacement certificates

Page last updated:
08 Sep 2021

Your degree certificate is an original document and can only be replaced if lost, destroyed or stolen.

On this page you'll find all the information about what you need to do when ordering a copy of your degree certificate.

Please note that there can only be one copy in circulation and the replacement will void the original, and our university does not keep electronic copies that can be emailed to you. The replacement will take the current certificate format.

Ordering a certificate

The method for obtaining a replacement depends on the type of award and the year you received it; please refer to the headings below before placing your order:

The cost for a replacement certificate is £60, and they can be ordered from our university using the following process:

  1. Make your payment: Make payment using the online store (you will be emailed a receipt for the purchase)
  2. Fill out the Replacement Degree Certificate form: print, read and fill out the Replacement Degree Certificate form, signing by hand.
  3. Return your form: Scan the completed form, a form of photo ID and attach these to the receipt email and forward them to the Registration and Awards team at registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Applications can take up to three weeks to process in busy periods.

Please note that documents will be posted via Royal Mail. If you would like to arrange a courier instead, indicate this when you email your application form, and we will notify you when your documents are ready for collection by them. Alternatively, you can collect the documents from our office or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.

Most Leeds Polytechnic awards prior to October 1992 were conferred by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). Requests for replacement CNAA certificates should be made directly to the Open University who now hold CNAA records:

It is recommended that you contact registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk to confirm, if you are unsure who conferred the award.

Replacement BTEC awards issued after 1994 can be ordered from our university using the following process:

  1. Make your payment: Make payment using the online store (you will be emailed a receipt for the purchase)
  2. Fill out the Replacement Degree Certificate form: print, read and fill out the Replacement Degree Certificate form, signing by hand.
  3. Return your form: Scan the completed form, a form of photo ID and attach these to the receipt email and forward them to the Registration and Awards team at registrationandawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Applications can take up to three weeks to process in busy periods.

Please note that documents will be posted via Royal Mail. If you would like to arrange a courier instead, indicate this when you email your application form, and we will notify you when your documents are ready for collection by them. Alternatively, you can collect the documents from our office or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.

For replacement EDEXCEL / BTEC HNC / HND awards prior to 1994 please contact Pearson Qualifications, who were the awarding body at the time.

Contact registration and awards

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