Common written examination for NVQ LEVEL - 03 & 04
According to a decision taken by the TVEC, those who were failed in any occupation in NVQ Level 3 in the Common written examination held in July 2018, may appear for final assessments organized by their training institutions. Thus they do not need to reappear for upcoming knowledge assessment scheduled to be held in January 2019.
மூன்றாம் நிலைக்கல்வி, தொழிற்கல்வி ஆணைக்குழுவினால் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்ட தீர்மானத்திற்கு அமைவாக, 2018 ஆம் ஆண்டு யூலை மாதம் அனைத்து தொழிற்துறைகள் தொடர்பாகவும் நடாத்தப்பட்ட NVQ மட்டம் 03 இற்கான எழுத்துமூல பரீட்சைகளில் சித்தியடையாதவர்கள் தங்களது நிறுவகத்தினால் ஒழுங்குசெய்யப்படும் இறுதி கணிப்பீட்டில் தோற்றமுடியும். அவ்வாறே, அவர்கள் 2019 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஜனவரி மாதம் இடம்பெறவுள்ள அறவுசார் கணிப்பீட்டில் மீண்டும் தோற்றவேண்டிய அவசியம் இல்லை.
The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially in the next several years in Sri Lanka. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. this course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
CPE is method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through the knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess and so, do not need to develop these through a course of learning.
It enables the recognition of achievement from a range of activities using any valid assessment methodology. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of CPE is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be both valid and reliable.
Who can sit for a Certification of past Experiences (CPE) Assessment?
Anyone over 18 years of age who has had experience in the chosen trade/field can apply to sit the CPE Assessment.
Benefits of CPE) Assessment:- Effective use of Resources. Improved chances of promotions, Those who had not had the opportunity of following a formal training programme,You will receive a Recognized Certificate.
Scheduled Qualification: First aider , Nurse Assistant , Care Giver , Pharmacy Technician , Emergency Medical Technician , Health & Safety Officer ,Trainer / Teacher
Can also apply skill development Sector in Occupational Safety and Health, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First aid at work
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System and the Background
Under the higher education system of Sri Lanka, bachelor degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and all other areas are offered under the purview of UGC (University Grants Commission) to maintain the uniformity and the recognition irrespective of the university or the offering body.
This process is well established in Sri Lanka for Academic Education. As a matter of fact, Academic Education is not for vocational or professional purposes but for research and respective higher studies. Unfortunately however, Academic Education opportunity is limited to a maximum of 10%-15% of A/L completers in Sri Lanka due to the unavailability of state university facilities.
Subsequent to the release of the results of the A/L examination, over 200,000 students and over 100,000 O/L student drop-outs are found to be suffering without a proper channel to acquire a higher level qualification or gain relevant experience enabling them to enter the job market having relevant skills expected by the industry.
Owing to the above state of affairs, most of the students are wasting valuable ages of their lives, as well as their time and money doing A/L two or three times even though they are not much focused on Academic Higher Education. Consequently, students who become exhausted with their repeated A/L examinations, enter the unskilled job market with comparatively lower salary scales.
With a view to overcome the issues discussed above, the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) has taken steps to introduce the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System with 7 Levels. The NVQ level 7 is equivalent to the bachelor degree qualification. Students can enroll into the M.Sc. or any other postgraduate programme after completion of NVQ level 7 like any other bachelor degree programme. The completers of NVQ level 5, can enter into the 2nd year of most of the foreign universities provided the relevant field of education is available at such universities.
Compared to the academic qualifications, the NVQ is designed for the job seekers soon after the A/L. The specialty of the NVQ system is that, at the completion of each level of the NVQ qualification, candidates become eligible to enter the professional job market with fairly higher salary scales than the academic qualification holders.
St.Judy Nurses Training School under The St.Judy Homenursing International Associate, at present, is in the process of implementing the NVQ system in Nursing Career very successfully.
Many developed and developing countries in the world have introduced vocational skills certification systems similar to the NVQ system in Sri Lanka. As such, the NVQ system is in real practice and quite familiar to the authorities in most of the countries. Thus, the National Vocational Qualification System is nationally and internationally recognized in order to enter the global job market as qualified professionals.
St.Judy Nurses Training School students won first and Second place medals
St.Judy Nurses Training School students won first and Second place medals in the National Skills Competitions held in Nursing Career by Ministry of skills development & Vocational Training of Sri lanka on July 2017.
Of the medals won by St.Judy Nurses Training School, 1 was gold and 1 was silver. The gold medal winner received the medal and Rs:250000/- money by his Excellency President of Sri lanka mythipala Srisena and the second place student received the medal and 150000/- money by Hon.Minister of Skill development and Vocational Training.
NVQ to replace GCE O/L and A/L qualifications in Sri Lanka
Government has paid attention to make NVQ level 3 and level 4 equal to passing G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination and G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination respectively with the aim to recruit more fore related streams of training.
Sri Lanka Qualification Framework and National Vocational Qualifications Framework are the two qualification frameworks in Sri Lanka. However, National Vocational Qualification was not considered in recruitment process.