What effects does it have?

What is it?

Updating evidence of academic qualitifications, such as a certificate or transcript, to change the listed name, gender, or title.

More information

The process of amending details will vary depending on the type of qualification and who it was awarded by.

Qualifications from schools and colleges are normally awarded by organisations called “examination boards”. Some higher level qualifications are also awarded by exam boards. Degrees are normally awarded by a specific university.

Exam boards

You will need to contact the correct exam board for the qualification to ask them to update your details. You can look at your exam certificates or transcripts to find out which one you need to contact.

Each organsiation has a different instructions, which they have published online:

In the past, other examination boards existed. If you need a replacement certificates for a qualification awarded by one of those boards, there are instructions about who to contact on the GOV.UK website.

Degrees

For a degree you have previously been awarded by a university, you may wish to contact that university’s Alumni Office.

Many universities have published information on their websites describing how they help students or staff who are undertaking changes linked to gender, and many of these policies are listed on our Universities page.

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Page last updated: May 2020