Certificates are produced by the exam boards and despatched to centres around the end of October following the summer exams. Certificates are legal documents and have to be signed for by the student themselves, or a nominated adult with written permission.
For current students moving from 6.1 to 6.2 in September 2017, certificates will be made available for collection during two tutor periods and arrangements are published to students in advance via email and the college portal.
For students who have left, certificates will be posted in November to the last known home address when received from the exam boards. Occasionally Royal Mail may return undelivered certificates to the college. Any certificates held by the college will be kept in secure storage for 2 academic years, and then securely shredded. Every attempt will be made to contact former students for whom this is the case.
Certificates should be kept in a safe place as undoubtedly they will need to be produced as evidence of qualifications at a later date. If certificates are misplaced the relevant exam boards must be contacted for replacements, for which they charge a fee.
The college does not keep copies of certificates.