Certificate replacement (Graduates from September 1992 onwards)


A certificate issued by the University is proof that an award has been conferred and is a valuable document that must be carefully preserved. The loss or destruction of a certificate is a serious matter and a replacement will only be issued at the University's discretion. The University will not issue copies or duplicates to anyone holding an original certificate.

If you have any outstanding fee-related payments owed to the University in relation to a completed award, no official documents can be produced until this debt is cleared.


Replacement certificates can only be provided for awards conferred by the University of Huddersfield, ie from September 1992. If you were awarded prior to September 1992, the contact details for the various organisations holding that information can be found below.

A replacement certificate will have the same information as the original but will be produced on current certificate paper. A fully completed application will take approximately 10 working days to be processed but may take longer during some busy periods.

This replacement service is not for short-course/standalone module certificates that are issued by individual Schools.  If in doubt, please check first.

Known exceptions

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD): https://www.cipd.co.uk/

Early Years Teacher Status.  Certificates can be requested directly from NCTL via email: EarlyYearsTeachers.NCTL@education.gsi.gov.uk


To order a replacement certificate at a cost of £30 please visit our online store. To comply with data protection legislation all applications must be accompanied by a valid form of identity (eg. a copy of your passport, driving licence, birth certificate, etc).  If your name has changed, we will also require proof of your name at the time of award (eg. birth or marriage certificate).  Please note that we can only issue documents in the name that you were awarded. 

Once you have made your application via the online store, your proof of ID should be emailed to awards@hud.ac.uk.  Applications received without proof of identity will not be processed and your money will be refunded (less an admin charge).

As an alternative to a replacement certificate, a Letter of Confirmation can be purchased at a cost of £10. For further details please visit our online store.

If you have any queries please contact awards@hud.ac.uk


Certificate Replacement (Graduates prior to September 1992)


In 1992 Huddersfield Polytechnic became the University of Huddersfield. Before this date certificates were awarded by a variety of examining bodies:

Degrees and Diplomas:

These were awarded by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) and the Open University now holds these records:


Certificate of Education and BA Education/BEd: 1951-82:

Leeds University hold these records:


Certificate of Education and BA Education/BEd: 1983-91:

The Open University hold these records on behalf of the CNAA:


HND, HNC, BTEC etc: all pre-1992:

Pearson hold these records:



In most instances, and as an alternative, a Letter of Confirmation can be purchased for awards made prior to September 1992.  However, exact dates of attendance are not available, and for non-degree awards the award date may not be available, therefore general dates would be used, eg ‘September 1989’ or ‘the Summer of 1985’.  For further details please visit our online store.