It's a real problem isn't it. We used to keep a book of posting but it was impossible to find earlier entries and see if a specific student had been sent anything - now we only post if a student pays for postage and even so, it is at their own risk. I keep a 'receipt of materials' sheet filed under student name. They sign for all certs, and these are listed by exam series/date because we found that just 'OCR AS Chemistry' was not specific enough. If certs are posted I am afraid I write out on this receipt what is posted, the date, and the fact that it was posted at student's own risk. It is very time consuming, but I can see no way round it as I need to keep a clear record/audit trail.
They also sign for post result copy/original scripts using a similar form because I learnt the hard way to keep a record of everything I handed out to anyone!
Hope this helps
Ludlow College (Centre 29085)
Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1GD
Fx: 01584 876012
[log in to unmask]
From: The FE Exams Network mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mandy Ebrey
Sent: 28 June 2012 16:42
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: The recording of the posting of certificates
I was just wondering how everyone kept a record of any certificates they posted out to students.
At the moments we create a posting list which has the students address and what certificate is being posted. This is then saved under the date it has been posted out in the correct month. The list is printed and the post office date stamp it for us.
We create a separate sheet for each qualification but if the student has more than 1 certificate this is recorded on the same sheet. If a student then phones up to enquire where their certificate is we check our post list to see when it was posted and to what address.
I just wondered how everyone felt about the importance of keeping a specific record of posting and how they did it.
Certified Mail 28th June 12
City & Guilds 3008-02 Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
John Smith Mary Jones
Senior Exams Clerk