The certificates produced for students at Validated Centres are largely the same as those awarded to NTU students, with the addition of the Centre name on the certificate, along with the Director's (or equivalent) name, title and signature. The specifications for these are as follows:

  • Signatures should be written in fairly thick, black ink on white paper, and then scanned and sent electronically
  • The dimensions should be as close to 5cm x 1.2.cm for the signature and 7cm x 3cm for the logo to reduce the need to re-size images and lose quality.
  • Files should be either .bmp or .jpg format.

Centres can choose to have either the board of examiners or award ceremony date printed on certificates. Where a Centre has multiple examination boards in an academic year, or where there is a significant gap between examination boards and award ceremonies, NTU would advise using the examination board on certificates.

Academic Registry produces certificates and dispatches them directly to the Centre by courier. Centres should check that the complete set of certificates have been received and that names, awards and classifications are correct. A conferment log will be included with the certificates which should be signed and dated to confirm receipt of certificates and returned to Academic Registry. If any certificates are incorrect or damaged on receipt, please return the original certificate to CADQ and a replacement can be produced. In the instance that a student name is incorrect or a certificate goes missing once it has been signed for by a Centre, a charge may be levied for a new certificate to be produced.


It is the Validated Centre's responsibility to produce student results transcripts. The following minimum requirements should be included in all transcripts produced by a Centre.

Collaborative information:

  • Centre name;
  • NTU as the awarding body.

Student information:

  • Full legal name (as appears on NTU certificate);
  • Student ID number

Award information:

  • Course title in full;
  • Final award by
    a. classification; or
    b. by percentage - in which case a classification banding key should be used; or
    c. by grade - in which case a classification banding key should be used
  • Total final credits achieved.

Module information:

  • Academic year of study;
  • Full module title;
  • Type of assessment (presentation, essay, exam etc.);
  • Weighting of assessment;
  • Grade / Mark achieved;
  • Credits achieved.