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Certificate services

Our replacement certificate service provides replacement documents for qualifications awarded over 12 months.

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Our Early Results Service is now open for Summer 2024 applications.

Please note we will not issue the Certified Statement of Provisional Results until the official qualification results release date.

For more information on the Early Results Service, please visit our Replacement Documents page.

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We can only process 1 qualification per application therefore, if you require multiple qualifications such as GCSEs alongside a BTEC, this will require 2 separate applications.

Before you apply, please see our Certificate Services pages below for all information regarding the Certificate Services we offer.

Application information

Here you will find the key questions when making an application, such as:

  • Amendment to personal details
  • Gender reassignment
  • Data Retention
  • Subject Access Requests

Before applying, most common questions asked

  • Will Pearson hold my results?
  • Types of documents we issue

Read the application information

Replacement documents

Find the types of documents we issue and key questions, such as:

  • Original Certificates 
  • Customised Letters 
  • Combined Certificates
  • Early Results Service 

Before applying, most common questions asked

  • Number of copies per application
  • What ID/documentation do I need to supply? 
  • Costs
  • Refunds and Cancellations
  • Making the payment
  • Processing and delivery times

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Our stated processing times are estimates only, and do not include delivery time.

Once your application is ‘in process’ and you decide to cancel, you will only be eligible for a partial refund of £20 as outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

If you are applying for documents to be sent directly to WES, please note that these are currently being sent digitally and do not require a courier fee. Therefore, please apply for a standard replacement certificate with UK delivery.

  • Standard replacement certificate UK delivery - £55
  • Standard replacement certificate International delivery - £75
  • Priority replacement certificate UK delivery - £75
  • Priority replacement certificate International delivery - £95
  • Customised letter UK delivery - £110
  • Customised letter International delivery - £130
  • Additional copies and delivery addresses will be charged in addition and total cost will be displayed upon checkout


We only give a partial refund of £20 (plus courier fees where applicable) if you decide to cancel after your application is in process or if we are unable to provide you with a replacement certificate.

The refund is made to the card used to make payment (if the application was made within six months).

Debit/credit card details are deleted from the payment module after six months, so any refunds made after this time may take longer to process and we will require bank details.

  • The priority fee for fast-tracking an application is non-refundable
  • No refund is possible if the results are not suitable (in format or content) for your purposes
  • We do not issue refunds or partial refunds if applications take longer than the estimated time frames.

If you decide that you no longer want us to process your application, please contact us as soon as possible via our Student Services

Once we’ve begun processing your application, we'll only issue a partial refund of £20 (plus any courier fees) if you decide you no longer require the service.

Any applications over a year old are deleted from our systems to comply with Pearson’s privacy policies. We are unable to refund any application over a year old as we are unable to determine the application status.

Payment for this service is by debit or credit card and you pre-authorise this amount on your card when you apply online.

It is highly advised that you use a laptop or desktop PC to apply/pay.

If you encounter any issues during the payment process, please contact us via our Student Services

All identification documents must be in English, and your image/document format must be a JPG, JPEG, PNG or PDF. 

If you are applying for a replacement certificate on your own behalf, we only require a form of identification that shows your full name and date of birth.

If you have had a legal change in name, we will require you to provide either a Marriage Certificate, Deed Poll or DBS check dated within the last 3 months.

If you are someone that is applying on behalf of a learner, (this includes family members) we will require the following documents from the learner: two forms of identification and a completed and signed consent form.

The first form of identification can be a:

  • passport
  • driver’s licence
  • identity card
  • resident permit (must show both front and back of card)
  • birth certificate

The additional form of identification can be a:

  • bank statement dated within the last 3 months
  • utility bill (not mobile phone bill) dated within the last 3 months
  • a headed letter from your Doctor, GP or Hospital dated within the last 3 months
  • proof of age card

For any third-party that is not the learner, we will require a completed and signed consent form from the learner. The consent form can be found within the application form.

Terms and conditions

Find the full terms and conditions for our certificate services

Read our terms and conditions 

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