With ALL regulated qualification certificates, they must include the regulator’s logo(s), these logo(s) are internationally recognised as a sign of quality with regulated qualifications, they must have the awarding organisation logo and have the qualifications specification on the certificates.
These certificates are numbered by the awarding organisation so they can place the holder of that qualification with that number and the qualification number is on a database of the awarding organisation and these can be checked on the awarding organisation’s website.
The holder of the certificate is only allowed to have 1 certificate in circulation at one time and replacements are only issued if the awarding organisation criteria are met and they are satisfied that it has been met.
The regulated qualification is for the person who has met all the criteria required for that qualification and passed a recognised path of learning and has satisfactorily passed the course.
Some employers think the qualification is rightfully theirs but it is not, and we have had a few conversations about this with our customers and on one occasion we had to get our awarding organisation involved so the employer understood.