Secondary vocational education in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, secondary vocational education is part of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) is responsible for policy related to and the quality assurance of TVET.


The TVET has 7 educational levels. See National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQ). After completing lower secondary education (grade 9), students can start the lowest TVET level, which is level 1.

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