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The Open University

We have been a partner institution of the Open University (OU) since 2006, who have validated all our BA (Hons) and Masters programmes. 

Following the college being granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) in Spring 2019, this validation relationship will come to an end with effect from the 2019/20 Academic Year. This means that all students due to complete their studies in 2020 or later will receive a Plymouth College of Art award. 

The College has undertaken a consultation exercise with all affected students to ensure they were aware of the change to their awarding body, and the minimal impact on their experience whilst studying here.

If you have any enquiries relating to previous study validated by the Open University, for example obtaining a duplicate certificate, please email in the first instance.