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.
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).
[jbox color=”yellow”]For More details on Training Institutes check our related post.
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
* 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.
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What is NVQ (Sinhala Video Produced by Wayamba Technical College)
Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework SLQF for Higher Education –
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I like to follow the course of beauty culture with nvq levels. Kindly advice me steps and contacts details to start.
Any One can help le to go ahead…
Follow course in Youth Service Council Maharagama or other places
I want to get degree of beauty culture. Plz tell how can I get it.
fathima rinoza says
I have a level 4 certificate I tailoring.how to I get level 5 certificate?? Please sir help me
i have NCT how to get NVQ 5 level
I have completed nct electrical electronic 1994. How can get nvq 5 certificate.
Mohamed Ismail Ziyathullah says
Thank you so much. I have got many more useful informations. And I like to follow Software Engineering course. Could you please send me all details (Institute, Expecting Qualification, Payment) about it.
I HAVE FINISHED NCICT NVQ -3 ,WITHOUT I CAN TAKE NVQ-5?
Sulari Fernando says
I have completed National certificate in Draftsmanship and NCT civil courses in Technical college, Gampaha. It is said those courses are admired as NVQ 4 and NVQ 5. How to get NVQ level certificates for me?
I have sucsess full complte NCT Electrical & Electronic Engineer 2010
How to get NVQ Level-5
najmul haq says
im najmul im after o/l
how to im studying Aeronautics program
Mohamed Azeer says
system information technology
Sidath perera says
I need to clarify the age limit of the nvq course
Erandi rajapaksha says
I’m a diploma holder in early childhood development. And have two years experience in kg teacher.( Noble International school Qatar). I want to know if I am applying for nvq what level should I apply?
I have a nvq level 4 certificate in electrical..how to i get nvq level 5 cetificate?
Rasa raja says
I have nvq 4 in electrical how to get Nvq5
i will complete higher national diploma of agriculture production technology in in this year. can i join to fallow a degree in food technology in university of vocational technology in rathmalana?what are the qualifications for fallow that degree?
Hi sir..iam nazik.can i apply for NVQ COURSE
Hi sir..iam nazik.can i apply for NVQ COURSE
A.Muhamed fajeeth says
I habe successfully completed NC Accounting Technician NVQ 4
I have two pass A L commerce stream
how to follow NVQ 5 D Accountancy
of Al two pass pls send me about it
Plz I need help
I need your contact number
Sajed ʍօɦǟʍɛɖ? says
I have NVQ 3 in ICTT. Now I have to continue next levels.now what I want to do and where i can join. if anyone knows about it please let me know
My contact number – +94750968518
Email – [email protected]
I fines nvq 4 nvq 5&6 how I can Study please given details
i have NVQ leval 3 CAA cours Can I know how I can get level 5
Prasanna prabath says
I have NVQ 4certificate in bakery and pastry. Can I know how I can get level 5
Cot wala a/l result nathuwa mechatronics karanna koochcharakal yaida?
Plz details …
Mechatronics karanna puluwan hondama thana mkda? Ousl or cot
i have NVQ level 4 certificate in automobile technology.how to i get the HND (NVQ 5) certificate in automobile technology on minimum short time periote. please send your solution on my mail. my mail [email protected]
please help me!!