Committee on Equating and / or Validating Certificate, Diploma and Degrees (CEVCD)
NAITA has fully power and authority to equalize and / or validate to the local and foreign Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees under the section of 37(a) of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990.
CEVCD as for as practicable shall comply and confirm to the requirements stipulated in the Sri Lankan National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework already developed by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) for the courses leading to the award of certificates in TVET in evaluating qualifications referred.
As the NVQ System has not been fully developed to embrace entire range of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees, the CEVCD shall consider any such Qualification on a case by case basis making use of existing practices both locally and internationally.
The National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) framework is a seven level qualification system. Figure 01 – Illustrates the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) Framework.
Mainly CEVCD should responsible to evaluate the individual requests by applicants. Total hours of this process 12 weeks. CEVCD can map the individual courses to NVQ or Non NVQ.
Information required for the process of Equating and or Validating of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees,
– Certified copy of course certificate
– Entry qualifications
– Durations (Part Time / Full Time)
– Course curriculum together with details syllabi
– Laboratory and work shop facilities
– On the job training work experience (supervised training)
Evaluation of Course curriculum – Calculation of credit values
The credit system of National Vocational Qualification
1. Meeting Date for CEVCD applicants — Wednesdays Only (Government public day).
2. The initial conditions
a. CEVCD process only responsible to evaluate the individual requests by applicants.(course or Institutions will not be evaluated)
b. For NVQ Level 5 – Applicant should complete 1500 hours course with minimum 60 Credits. (1 Credit = 25 Notional hours)
c. For NVQ Level 6 – Applicant should complete 3000 hours course with minimum 120 Credits. (1 Credit = 25 Notional hours)
d. Craft level certificates will not be mapped to NVQ level
3. Information to be required from applicant
a. Copy of course certificate certified by JP or the institute
b. Detailed Syllabus of the respective year (including number of teaching learning hours & number of credits) certified by the institute
c. Course Transcript Certified by the institute
4. Payment Procedure
a. 1st Installment (Initial payment for screening certificates) — Rs. 7,500 /= (Non-Refundable.
b. 2nd Installment (Final payment to equate the certificate) — Rs.27,500/= (Collected only after the evaluation of applicant’s qualification)
5. Application submission period
a. 1st evaluation (March) – 1st of October to 31st of January
b. 2nd evaluation (July) — 1st of February to 31st of May
c. 3rd evaluation (November) — 1st of June to 30th of September
In 2020 process was delayed due to COVID 19 epidemic. New Application submission start on 1st of September 2020 to 16th of October 2020
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