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30 things you can do after A/L – career and study options

You need a good Z-score in GCE A/L examination to enter Public University to get a free degree. If you A/L results are not sufficient for a Degree program in a National University, then list here 27 study and career options you can follow. (Updated 2024)

  1.  1:00 Do A/L again – Consider retaking A/L exams to improve your grades and broaden your options for higher education. 
  2. 1:25 Soft skills, English, IT – Invest in developing soft skills, improving English proficiency, and gaining IT skills to enhance your employability.
  3. 2:16 National University Degrees – If you get a good Z-score then you can get internationally accepted degrees free from state national universities. 
  4. 3:20 Career pathways after A/L – Research and identify potential career paths aligned with your interests and qualifications after completing A/L.
  5. 5:04 Open University – Consider enrolling in the Open University for flexible learning options and obtaining a degree while managing other commitments.
  6. 6:14 External Degree – Several state universities offer external degrees and you can do this while studying.  eg BIT, University of Sri Jayewardneprua External, Colombo Science Faculty external degrees 
  7. 7:05 Technical Education, VTA, UNIVOTEC  – Look into technical education programs offered by institutions like VTA and UNIVOTEC to acquire practical skills for specific industries.
  8. 7:56 Private University Degree courses – Explore programs offered by private higher educational institutes that may provide specialized and industry-relevant courses.
  9. 8:58 Government Accredited Degrees – These are also offered by Private Universities 
  10. 9:50 Accountancy – eg. Chartered Accountancy, CIMA 
  11. 10:33 Law – How to become a Lawyer in Sri Lanka
  12. 11:12 Study Abroad – Explore opportunities to study abroad (India, China, UK, USA, Canada, Australia etc, broadening your horizons and gaining an international perspective on education.
  13. 12:11 Foreign Jobs – Investigate job opportunities overseas (eg. Australia, South Korea, Japan, Middle East etc.) and consider the requirements for working in a foreign country.
  14. 12:28 Business Management Degree
  15. 12:53 Vidya Peeta – Become a Teacher
  16. 13:50 Engineering
  17. 14:37 Foreign Medical Degree 
  18. 15:37 Nursing
  19. 16:03 Para-medical – Jobs in allied health sector
  20. 16:57 Find a Job
  21. 10:38 HND – Higher National Diplomas 
  22. 18:03 IT, software degrees, Computing
  23. 18:41 City & Guilds
  24. 19:03 Multimedia & Graphics
  25. 19:12 Start your Business
  26. 19:28 German, Japan Tech
  27. 19:45 I Chem degree
  28. 20:08 Hotel Management
  29. Logistics courses
  30. 20:23 Micro-credentials Online certificates


උසස් පෙළීන් පසු උසස් අධ්‍යාපන පාඨමාලා හා රැකියා අවස්ථා – After A/L courses careers and Jobs 2022

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If these options are not sufficient then we have lots of career and higher study options you can select in this website.


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University Senior Lecturer at University of Sri Jayewardenepra, Sri Lanka

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