The Open University Degree Verification

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The Open University Degree Verification

Third Party Verification Requests

The Open University Degree Verification, Important note: This page is for 3rd Party enquirers only, e.g. employers and agencies.

We provide an award verification service to third parties such as employers and agencies. This is for CNAA awards and OU validated awards only. A fee of £56 per request is charged for this service.

WE CANNOT VERIFY AWARDS GAINED THROUGH STUDY DIRECTLY WITH THE OPEN UNIVERSITY.  For verification of an Open University direct (distance learning) award, please contact the Qualifications Centre at

Please note we can only accept online applications for 3rd party requests. In order for us to process your request you must do the following:

  • We can only accept applications from undergraduate and postgraduate CNAA awards, National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design (NCDAD) and Higher Diploma in Art and Design awards. CNAA were offered from 1965-1992 and so any awards outside of these dates were not CNAA awards.
  • Do not apply if the student has a BTEC, HND, ONC, City and Guilds award, Polytechnic diploma or any other university (including Open University direct awards)
  • Complete  the online application form, including filling in the form and submitting the payment.
  • Once you have submitted your online application form, please send the student’s declaration to the email address below.

We can only process requests for which the completed application form, payment and student’s consent have been receivedPlease note there is no refund for 3rd party requests.