What does it check?
We'll check the details of an individual's academic history, both in secondary and higher education.
We'll check that the details of an individual's academic qualifications are correct.
Liaising directly with the institution(s) they attended, we'll confirm the dates they attended, the level of qualification obtained, course titles, all subjects studied and the grades achieved.
We also check against our proprietary database of known bogus education providers (""diploma mills"") to confirm, where possible, that the awarding body is a bona fide educational institution. A degree or diploma mill is an institution that offers substandard or fraudulent degrees in exchange for payment and very little else. Verifying that a candidate graduated from a diploma mill means as much as checking that the candidate paid for their certificate but are not necessarily qualified as such.
Using our online system, the institution will immediately be sent a form to return. Response times vary, as Verifile is dependent on the institute’s participation. We aim to give you a response within 5 - 10 working days — but if we cannot achieve that, we will let you know why.
Many institutions are now charging a fee before they respond to such requests. We’ll make the payment and add these charges to the final bill.