How to get NVQ – National Vocational Qualification

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This is your career path to a free government degree without O/L or A/L. With or without GCE O/L or A/L degree now you can make progressive growth upto degree level with National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

What is NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) system?

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System is nationally and internationally recognized vocational certification system. NVQ consists of 7 Levels, with different levels of courses such as certificate, diploma and degree at each level (see diagram). Many developed and developing countries have introduced vocational skill certification systems similar to that of the NVQ system.

NVQ Levels in Sri Lanka

NVQ Levels in Sri Lanka

Where can I get Certificates, Diplomas, Higher Diploma and Degree Courses/ Training ?

NVQ Levels 1 -3

You can get training in various institutes conduct TVET courses in public private and NGO sector. There are 14 training delivery institutes and 382 vocational training centers under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development.

NVQ Levels 4

You can get training in Technical Colleges. There are 38 Technical Colleges all over the country. Programmes are conducted on both full
time and part time basis. There are training programmes of duration six months to three years.

NVQ Levels 5 and 6- Obtain National Diploma and Higher National Diploma (HND)
You can get Diplomas in Colleges of Technology. There are nine of these Colleges in each Province.

Higher National Diplomas can be obtained Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education (SLIATE) and Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) Katunayake.

Location map showing Technical Colleges and Colleges of Technoloyg (pdf)

NVQ Levels 7 – Obtain a Technical Degree
Bachelor of Technology Degree can be obtained from University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC).

From NVQ to Diplomas, Degrees and National, and International Job Market

From NVQ to Diplomas, Degrees and National, and International Job Market

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NVQ Levels in Sinhala

NVQ Levels in Sinhala

What type of courses available?

TVET courses in 23 industry sectors are published in the TVET Guide. These sectors are;

* Information Communication and Multimedia Technology
* Building and Construction
* Automobile Repair and Maintenance
* Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication
* Textile and Garments
* Finance Banking and Management
* Metal and Light Engineering
* Languages
* Personal and Community Development
* Hotel and Tourism
* Teacher Training
* Human Resources Management
* Wood Related
* Office Management
* Art Design and Media (Visual & Performing)
* Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
* Aviation, Aeronautics, Marine and Navigation
* Food Technology
* Medical and Health Science
* Printing and Packaging
* Agriculture Plantation and Livestock
* Gem and Jewellery
* Leather and Footwear

What is the industry acceptance of NVQ Holders?

The selection of occupation for development of courses is based on labour market information which shows local and foreign demand. The development of teaching and learning resources in TVET system is based on the standard in each occupation or sector developed in collaboration with industry and training experts. Therefore acceptability of NVQ holders by the industry is very high.

TVEC operates a labour market information system and disseminate information to its stakeholders through its bi-annual publication of the Labor Market Information(LMI) Bulletin and through its website. The LMI system makes use of newspaper survey reports, labour force survey reports, SLBFE reports, BOI reports etc. in its analysis and forecast.

Other Posts on Technical Education:

Technical and Vocational Education in Sri Lanka: certificates, diplomas, degrees
What is NVQ (Sinhala Video Produced by Wayamba Technical College)
Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework SLQF for Higher Education –

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National Institute of Business Management-NIBM
Sri Lanka School of Agriculture – Diplomas

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  1. ravindu November 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    nvq level 01 karala level 04 karanna puluwanda.?

  2. amila October 31, 2015 at 8:25 am -  Reply

    Mata nvq 3 thiyenawa 4 karaganne kohomada

  3. mareena perera October 7, 2015 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Have get beauticultural nvq level agree online my phone

  4. A.A.S.BANDARA August 10, 2015 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    mama 2015.07.31, 2015.08.01 VTA(Bakamuma)NVQ Level 4 exame kala.result net eke danne kavadda?result balannekohomada???

  5. Lalith June 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm -  Reply

    I have a/l can i get grade 5 in mason

  6. Harsha May 28, 2015 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    NVQ kiyanne godak vatina qualification ekak.oyala hamomath NVQ karala honda tahanakata enna harima marge meka thamai

  7. vishwa madushan March 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm -  Reply

    mama Motor winding kala.masa 6k tec eke,masa 6k airforce work shop eke wada kala.eth tawama ape tec eken apiwa exam ekara dala e?apita exam ekak karanna puluwanda oyalata

  8. aasir March 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    welding nvq level 5

  9. malan vimulthi February 11, 2015 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    I want do nvq

  10. chanaka January 16, 2015 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    Nct walata level 5 denawada

  11. chamila surasinghe January 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    i am qualified for dress please can i know how to get the NVQ Cretificate?

  12. Annette Arthur December 26, 2014 at 11:43 am -  Reply

    Can any one get NVO (Sri Lanka) qualification without attending courses but just sitting for evaluation test or exams ?

    I am working for salon and my ability is adequate up to level 3
    the other alternative is my saloon to register with Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission – Sri Lanka
    Please advice

  13. raitha November 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    if u hv followed a national diploma like NDT,NDES,HNDE,OUSL Dip,dont go for the vocational qualifications, just go to IESL or OUSL Btech which are proffesional bodies

  14. T.N wijesinghe November 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    electrical sadaha wana NVQ level 4 sahathikaya labaganne keseda danata ma 8awrudu palapurudu widuli karmikayek wemi

  15. sudath November 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    mata nvq level 4 tiyanawa mata sun day efi scane hibrid gana wadidura iganaganna puluwanda a khomada mage wayasa 45 e

  16. srinath August 27, 2014 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    Al pass wennama onada nvq level 5 laba ganna?

  17. u.l.n.sandamali perera August 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    I want to be a beautian , so i want to get NVQ level certificate. I need the best place for qualify

  18. Muditha Fonseka July 3, 2014 at 11:21 pm -  Reply

    1. Pharmacist External Examination
    2. psychological Counselling Diploma

    what is the NVQ level for this two

  19. Sibly May 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    How I search A job for N.V.Q 5?

  20. Supun May 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm -  Reply

    Nvq 5-6 sandaha a/l exam result awashyada?

  21. Nishaya December 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm -  Reply

    I have completed dip in general nursing program at IIHS may I possible to get NVQ certificate ? Please reply to my Mail

  22. oshani November 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    am doing the diploma in school of agriculture,pelwehera.(2013-2015).can i do the degree after it?

  23. A.L.S.P. Kumari September 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm -  Reply

    අත්කම් නිර්මාණ සදහා වන පාඨමාලා පවත්වන ස්ථාන

  24. A.L.S.P. Kumari September 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    “ජාතික වෘත්තීය සුදුසුකම NVQ ලබා ගන්නේ කෙසේද?

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