Note that this collection only includes administrative records of the CNAA. It does not contain any student records or copies of qualification certificates. Former students wishing to obtain these should contact the Open University (http://www.open.ac.uk/cicp/main/validation/awards-and-aftercare/cnaa-pro-forma-verification).
Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The CNAA was founded by Royal Charter in 1964, with the object of advancing education, learning, knowledge, and the arts by means of the grant of academic awards and distinctions. The Council did this by approving courses at educational institutions other than universities and granting degrees to persons who carried out research under conditions approved by the Council. Boards of studies, later committees, ensured that the degrees were comparable to those granted by universities. The Council ceased to exist in 1993.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
These records were deposited in the Centre by the Council for National Academic Awards in 1993, except for the reports (references beginning MSS.322B) which were deposited in 1999.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/CAA
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are expected.