Technical Qualification in Education

How to get NVQ – National Vocational Qualification

Technical Qualification : How to get NVQ – National Vocational Qualification: According to human needs, education can be divided into three parts; social or political education, spiritual education, vocational or technical education. It is along with general education as much important for a country as the air for survival. By technical education include training in trade, commerce, carpentry, wearing, agriculture, medicine and engineering.

Technical Qualification is different from liberal education as it focused on time driven technological earning. Modern state system requires people who are able to run modern machines in industrial sector.

It aim is to provide instruction and training in skills that have a practical utility. It helps us to meet the needs of the industrial age. Technical education is very important in the modern age. America, France, Russia and China are rich, prosperous and resourceful because of their progress in technical education. It Produces engineers, builders, doctors and mechanics who are very useful in a industrial society. It is the only answer to the problems of our expending economy. It produces doers and workers. Make a real and important contribution to the welfare of society. We are able to increase the material prosperity economic advancement. It has a great educational value also as it imparts dexterity, quickness, attention to detail, habit of neatness and order.


Sri Lanka is one of the developing countries in the world. It commences to provide the technical education before it’s independence. Now there are around 37 technical institutions including technical and technological colleges.

List of colleges of technology and technical colleges

    Maradana College of Technology

    Galle College of Technology

    Ampara College of Technology

    Kandy College of Technology

    Jaffna College of Technology

    Anuradhapura College of Technology

    Badulla College of Technology

    Rathnapura College of Technology

    Kurunegala College of Technology

    Ceylon College of Technology

    Technical College Homagama

    Technical College Ratmalana

    Technical College Kalutara

    Technical College Kegalle

    Technical College Matara

    Technical College Balapitiya

    Technical College Beliatta

    Technical College Weerawila

    Technical College Warakapola

    Technical College Pathadumbara

    Technical College Kuliyapitiya

    Technical College Anamaduwa

    Technical College Wariyapola

    Technical College Pathadumbara

    Technical College Matale

    Technical College Dambulla

    Technical College Hasalaka

    Technical College Nuwara-Eliya

    Technical College Bandarawela

    Technical College Monaragala

    Technical College Dehiattakandiya

    Technical College Batticaloa

    Technical College Sammanthurai

    Technical College Trincomalee

    Technical College Akkareipattu

    Technical College Polonnaruwa

    Technical College Vauniya

It is especially targeted the students those who are not qualified the university or college of education. Further it contains 24 courses some of them are engineering, carpentry, commerce and information Communication technology they are full time and part time courses. It gives NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Level certificate from 3-7. It is more recognized in international level. And it helps the students to get the employment opportunities for technical field as well.

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Sample certificate of Computer applications assistant NVQ level 3 certificate

Different SLQF levels with Higher Education Qualification Types and Comparable levels of NVQF

University Grants Commission released  Sri Lanka qualification framework (SLQF) in 2015.

Certificate (GCE O/L Equivalent to NVQ Level 2/3)

Advanced Certificate (GCE A/L Equivalent to NVQ Level 4)

higher education qualification

(Approved by the University grants commission on 17 September 2015 at the 925th meeting.

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The Sri Lankan Government has Introduced Technical Education In A/L As A Stream.

Before they were four streams in A/L. They are arts, commerce, Maths and science and the technical education was also limited to the students who were not qualified to the universities. Today the technical education has combined in A/L. They call bio technology (BTEC) and engineering technology (ETEC) not only that faculties are being built for BTEC and ETEC. It is new effort that produce technical experts through the universities and it would be helpful to get and give technical employment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

There is Separate Ministry of Youth Affairs & Skill Development

Under the Youth affairs of skill development ministry many new improvement have been taken recently. Computer and English courses were offered only in city. But the present system English and Computer is being taught in village. Such as NENASALA, VIDHATHA, NAITA we can mention. was started to give the computer and English knowledge especially for elders. It will be helpful to face with other countries in future.

Technical education will provide the training of the head the had in the technical school, the students are required to use their hands and muscles to exercise their brains, and to observe with their eyes. Vocational education will raise the working classes to self-respect the dignity unknown among them. The time has come when the discovery of science will be put into practical shape and the students will be taught to put into practice their knowledge. Technical education, if imparted on and extensive scale to the youth of our country, will not only make them. Self sufficient but also raise the standard of living of our masses. It will solve, to a large extent, the problem of growing unemployment with our country is currently facing.


Download SLQF -Updated Version – September 2015

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