Qualifications we need to see

Once you decide to accept an offer to study with us, there may be some documents we need to see. If your offer has conditions relating to a qualification then you must provide originals or copies of these qualifications as soon as you have achieved them:

  • GCE A level
  • GCE/VCE AS levels
  • Advanced VCE
  • BTEC National (NQF) qualifications
  • BTEC Qualification (QCF) qualifications
  • Access
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • International Baccalaureate
  • OU certificates
  • BA/BSc degree
  • Other post 16 education certificates not specified above
  • Qualifications listed in the UCAS Tariff Table, such as Level 3 COPE, Asset Languages, Key Skills Level 3, Music Examinations, etc (for more information about Tariff qualifications, please visit UCAS)

If you have lost your certificates it is advisable to contact Admissions, who will be able to advise you on the action you need to take.

If the name on your certificate differs from the name you have applied in, you will need to provide relevant documentation to confirm your name change (for example, a marriage certificate/deed poll etc). If we have requested original certificates, we will need to see your original name change document. If we have requested copies of your certificates then we can accept a copy of your name change document.

If your offer is conditional on you providing your certificates, we will update your offer to unconditional via UCAS once we have received evidence of your qualifications.

If you have applied for one of the following courses below, including if you are taking one of these as a Joint Honours programme, you must also provide the results listed or their equivalent:



Accounting (Joint Honours) GCSE/O Level Maths
Accounting and Finance BSc GCSE/O Level Maths
Architectural Technology BSc (3 and 4 year) GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths
Banking and Financial Planning BSc (3 and 4 year) GCSE/O Level Maths
Childhood and Youth BA (3 and 4 year) GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths
Computing (All Pathways) BSc (3 and 4 year) and HND GCSE/O Level Maths or ICT
Dental Nursing FdSc* GCSE/O Level English Language
Developmental and Educational Psychology BSc GCSE/O Level English, Maths and Science
 Early Childhood Studies BA (3 and 4 year)  GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths
 Early Years Education with QTS*  GCSE/O Level English Language Maths and Science
 Education Studies BA (not Joint Honours)  GCSE/O Level English Language and Maths
 Engineering (all courses)  GCSE/O Level Maths
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)* GCSE/ O level Maths, English Language and Science, BA/BSc degree
Learning and Teaching BA (BALT) Level 2 English Language and Maths
Learning and Teaching FdA (FDLT) Level 2 English Language and Maths
Midwifery BSc* GCSE/O Level English Language Maths and Science
Nursing (All Pathways) BSc* GCSE/O Level English, Maths and Science
Occupational Therapy BSc* GCSE/O Level English and Maths
Paramedic Science FdSc and BSc* GCSE/O Level Maths, Science and English (can be English Language or English Literature certificate).
Podiatry BSc* GCSE/O Level English and Maths
Policing (BA) GCSE/O Level English and Maths
Primary Education with QTS* GCSE/O Level English Language Maths and Science
Psychology (All Psychology courses) GCSE/O Level Maths
Social Work BA and MA* GCSE/O Level English and Maths
Special Educational Needs and Inclusion BA (3 and 4 year) GCSE/O level English Language and Maths
Theatre Practice HND GCSE/O Level English

Please note that all courses marked with * require original documents to be sent to us, not copies. Courses which are not marked with an asterisk require photocopies only, not originals. Please note that we do not accept result slips as proof of your qualifications.

We recommend that you send your originals by recorded delivery and include an addressed envelope, pre-paid for recorded delivery for their return, otherwise they will be returned to you by ordinary post.

Please send along your certificates (with the right amount of postage) to:

The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road

If you have already provided your qualifications don’t worry, you do not need to send them to us again.

For any questions, please contact admissions2018@northampton.ac.uk or call us on 0300 303 2772 and we will be happy to help.


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