Cardiff Metropolitan University Qualifications

By | 10th May 2017

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Qualifications

Cardiff Metropolitan University Qualifications

Providing Proof of Your Qualifications

Once you have received an offer from Cardiff Met, and decided to accept our offer, you will need to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application.

UCAS Undergraduate Applicants

Admissions will need to verify your qualifications by August 31st, including your GCSE’s or equivalent.  The easiest way to do this is by sending us your Unique Learner Number (ULN), so we can verify your qualifications through your Personal Learning Record (PLR).  Please email Admissions with your ULN.  If you do not have an ULN, we have listed further information below on what we can and can’t accept as proof of your qualifications, as well as how to send them to Admissions.

If you are finishing your studies this summer, we should receive confirmation of your results from UCAS.  If we do not receive your results for any reason, or we do not receive them on time,  you will be contacted to provide evidence.​​ We do not receive results for GCSE re-sits from UCAS, therefore if you are waiting on these results, please make sure you send confirmation of your results to Admissions as soon as received.

If you have received an unconditional offer following an interview, we would still like you to send us your qualifications.

If we haven’t been able to verify your qualifications before the end of August, this may result in your place not being confirmed and could result in you being unable to collect your student MetCard during your Induction week.

UCAS Teacher Training Applicants

Admissions will need to verify all of your qualifications by August 31st, including your GCSE’s or equivalent.

If your offer is conditional on the result of a first degree, please provide us with proof of this as soon as possible. If you are a current student at, or a recent graduate from Cardiff Met, we will verify your undergraduate degree result once the result has been issued.

If you are awaiting the result of a GCSE resit in Maths and/or English Language to satisfy the ‘B’ grade requirement, please provide us with proof of this as soon as possible.​  Cardiff Met will accept a number of equivalencies as meeting the B grade requirements, and this year is also offering its own internal equivalency exams. More information can be found here.​

We have listed further information below on what we can and can’t accept as proof of your qualifications, as well as how to send them to Admissions.  Failure to provide us with proof of qualific​ations will result in your place not being confirmed.

Postgraduate, Part-time and Professional Applicants

You need to provide Admissions with sight of your qualifications four weeks prior to the start of your programme. Any specific qualification conditions associated with your offer will have been communicated to you via Cardiff Met’s ‘Self-Service’ system and your offer letter.

If your offer is conditional on the result of a first degree, please provide us with proof of this as soon as possible. If you are a current student at, or a recent graduate from, Cardiff Met we will verify your undergraduate degree once the result has been issued.

We have listed further information below on what we can and can’t accept as proof of your qualifications, as well as how to send them to Admissions.  Failure to provide us with proof of qualific​ations will result in your place not being confirmed.

What qualification documents do you accept?

 

​Type of document Acceptable?
​Certificates – originals / copies Yes​ Good quality copies are acceptable
​Statement of Results / Results Slip ​Yes Must show an original signature and stamp by awarding school/college
​Unique Learner Number ​Yes Provided you have not opted out from sharing your information
​Letter from school/college ​Yes Must be on official headed paper and have an original signature
​Certifying Statement of Results ​Yes ​Can be requested from Exam Boards and will incur a fee and a number of weeks delay for processing
​Letter of Confirmation ​Yes Can be requested from Exam Boards and will incur a fee and a number of weeks delay for processing
​Replacement Certificates/Transcripts ​Yes Can be requested from previous university of study
​Email Confirmation from school/college ​No
​Documents printed off an institutions website/account ​No Unless accompanied by an original signature and stamp by the institution as verification
​School/college SIMS print out ​No Unless accompanied by an original signature and stamp by the institution as verification​
​Any document not clearly showing an applicants’ full name ​No

Cardiff Metropolitan University reserves the right to request original documents if it is felt that copies are not sufficient.

Please note, where documents are not in English, Admissions will require the applicant to provide an official translation into English with both the translation and the document posted to them, as well as supporting comparability. 

How do I get my qualifications to you?

The easiest way for us to view and verify your qualifications is by sending us your Unique Learner Number (ULN) so that we can view your Personal Learning Record.  Please email your ULN to Admissions.  If you don’t have your ULN number, you can:

Email
Full Time Undergraduate and PGCE applicants – scan and email your documents to: newstudent_qualifications@cardiffmet.ac.uk  You can also email your ULN number here.

Postgraduate/Part Time/Research applicants – scan and email your documents to:
non-ucas_apps-qualifications@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Post
You can post copies or original certificates to:

Admissions
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue
CARDIFF
CF5 2YB

If you are sending in original certificates, we recommend that you use Recorded Delivery.  We will also return your documentation by Recorded Delivery.

I-zone
Drop into our I-zone, based on the Llandaff or Cyncoed Campus, and staff will be able to take copies of your certificates.
Cardiff Met I-zone, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff.  CF5 2YB – Tel: 029 2020 5600
Cardff Met I-zone, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff.  CF23 6XD –  Tel: 029 2020 5460

Opening hours are Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm (Wednesday 10am)
Email: izone@cardiffmet.ac.uk

​What if my name has changed since I received my certificates?

If your certificates are in a different surname or alternative spelling to the name you have applied with, further confirmation will be needed e.g. marriage, birth or adoption certificate, affidavit or change of name document i.e. deed poll. If you have no official documentation of the name change, Admissions can accept a photo with verification from your school or college confirming the change.

If you have any queries , please contact Admissions on (0)29 2041 6010 or email us on askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk