Certificates awarded after 1992
To apply for a replacement certificate, you will need to download and complete the application form (pdf) in full, ensuring it is signed by the relevant certifying authority, before returning it to the Academic Services department, having made a payment of £30, via the online shop, where it will be reviewed before proceeding. A confirmed payment alone does not constitute a successful application and your request will not be processed without the completed original application form (scanned copies are not accepted). It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive the original application form as we are unable to follow up on incomplete applications. Once your application has been accepted, we will print a new certificate which will be sent to you by recorded delivery.
Please note that this process can take up to 28 days from receipt of your application and cleared payment.
Any certificate not collected at the presentation of awards or sent to a confirmed postal address within five years will be destroyed and a replacement will need to be ordered via the online shop.
Degree certificates awarded 1965–1992
If you studied a degree course before September 1992 and after 1965, your award was validated by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) and not the University of Brighton. The CNAA is no longer in existence, but the Open University holds its records and offers a validation service. Please go to the Open University website for information on how to proceed.
The university can supply verification letters confirming your award.
Other certificates awarded 1965–1992
Please contact the university if you would like a replacement certificate in this category. We will check our archives and let you know what we are able to produce for you.
Edexcel (BTEC HNC/D) certificates awarded 1994 and after
The university can only supply duplicate Edexcel or BTEC certificate from 1994 onwards. To apply for a replacement certificate, you will need to download and complete the application form (pdf) in full, ensuring it is signed by the relevant certifying authority, before returning it to the Registry department, having made the appropriate payment via the online shop, where it will be reviewed before proceeding. Once your application has been accepted, we will print a new certificate which will be sent to you by recorded delivery.
Edexcel (BTEC HNC/D) certificates awarded before 1994
To apply for a replacement Edexcel certificate prior to 1994, you will need to go to the Edexcel website and complete the application form or call 0845 618 0440.
Certified copies of certificates
Unless you are still local to Brighton, it is probably easier to go to a solicitor and ask them to make copies of your certificate and certify that it is an accurate copy of the original. However, should you wish the university to certify your certificate; you must post it back to us by recorded delivery and pay £5 for five copies. Please send your certificate and make the appropriate payment via the online shop.
Other verification services
We can provide a letter of verification confirming your award and the dates you studied with us. This will be printed on headed paper and stamped for authenticity. If you require a copy of this document please make the relevant payment via the online shop and we will aim to return the documentation to you within two weeks.
If you graduated in 2001 or after, you can obtain a copy of your academic transcript which lists the modules you took and the credits you achieved. This will be printed on headed paper and stamped for authenticity. If you require a copy of this document please make the relevant payment via the online shop and we will aim to return the transcript to you within two weeks.
If you graduated before 2001 we are unfortunately unable to supply transcripts. However if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (providing your name, date of birth and address to which you would like the documents sent) we will send you a letter with the dates you studied, confirmation of your award and a copy of the prospectus page which details the breakdown of your course.