Examination Centers are only obliged to retain uncollected examination certificates for a maximum of 12 months.Should a student lose his certificates, he will need to apply in person direct to the awarding body for replacements. Below are links to the main four awarding body websites and the relevant sections.
This link will take you direct to the correct place on the AQA website. Scroll down to the section ‘How to make an application and choose the appropriate pdf for their list. You will also find guidance notes for completing the form and a checklist.
Cambridge International Examinations for IGCSE and PreU level qualifications. The above link will take you direct to the section on the boards site to apply for a Certifying Statement Application: Results and Certificates – Form 7.
Scroll to ‘Do you hold my results?’ and complete the application. There is also candidate help line 0845 618 0440
Select General qualifications, scroll and select the pdf ‘Certifying statement application form. There is guidance on completing the form on the second link.
Each awarding body will charge between £20 to £40 per certificate. A certificate will include all subjects certificated within an exam series for one level of qualification, therefore two or possibly three charges will apply per board if you are applying GCSE, AS and A2 level qualifications. Fees are payable directly by you to each awarding body and replacement certificates can take anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks to be delivered.