(Post updated 2022)
Are you wondering what to do after completing your A/L exams in Sri Lanka? Don’t worry, there are numerous options available to help you shape your future. In this article, we’ll explore various courses and study programs that can open doors to exciting career opportunities. So let’s dive in!
1. Do A/L Again
If you feel like you didn’t perform as well as you could have on your first attempt, don’t lose hope. You have the option to retake your A/L exams. This time, with dedication and hard work, you can achieve better results. Check out A/L Classes for assistance and guidance.
2. National Universities
If you are confident about your exam results, you can apply for Sri Lankan Public Universities. These institutions offer excellent degree programs at no cost. You can also consider entering prestigious universities like Kothalawala Defense University or Marine University. Explore the various opportunities that await you!
3. Management – Accounting, HR, or Marketing
Another option is to pursue courses that provide professional qualifications. Popular choices in this category include Management, Accounting, Marketing, and Information Technology courses. Institutes like NIBM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (BSc Business Administration External Degree), CIMA, CIM, and PIM offer programs in Business Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Management. For accounting courses, consider Chartered Accounting, CIMA, ACCA, and AAT. The world is your oyster!
4. IT – Information Technology and Computing
If you have an interest in the ever-evolving world of technology, consider courses in Computing and Information Technology. Institutions like SLIIT, NIBM, APIIT, Informatics, IDM, and ESOFT offer programs that can equip you with the necessary skills. You can even pursue professional degrees in IT such as BCS/ACS/NCC. Embrace the digital future!
For those passionate about engineering, there are several private institutes that offer engineering degree programs. From Mechatronics Engineering to Fisheries and Nautical Engineering, the options are diverse. Explore the field that excites you the most and embark on a journey of innovation and creativity.
6. Science and Medicine
If classical subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Economics are your strengths, you can register for Open University degree programs. These programs are well recognized and provide a low-cost alternative to expensive foreign degrees. Additionally, the Institute of Chemistry offers popular graduate-ship programs for science enthusiasts. For those seeking a career in the medical sector, consider Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Physiotherapy, or Pharmacology courses. The opportunities are vast!
7. Study Abroad
Do you have a desire to study abroad? If you have the means, countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Russia, and India offer attractive options for pursuing a foreign degree. Many students also choose to follow medical degree courses in Nepal, Russia, Bangladesh, China, and India. Seek advice from organizations like the British Council for courses in the UK and the Fulbright Scholarship Commission for courses in the USA. Broaden your horizons!
8. Private Degrees
Numerous private institutes in Sri Lanka are affiliated with foreign universities and offer various degree programs. Whether it’s Management, IT, Engineering, Health Sciences, or Natural, Applied, and Pure Sciences, these institutes provide opportunities for you to earn valuable degrees. Expand your knowledge!
9. External/Online Degrees
If a traditional degree program doesn’t suit your needs, you can opt for external or online degree programs. Several Sri Lankan and foreign universities offer flexible options to accommodate your lifestyle and preferences. Whether it’s Science, Arts, Business Management, or BIT, you can find a program that suits your interests. Embrace the convenience of online education!
10. Technical and Other Courses
In addition to traditional degree programs, there are also free higher education courses available. Consider institutions like Kotalawela Defense University, Technical Colleges, National Colleges of Education (Vidya Peeta), and Agriculture Diplomas. These courses can provide you with specialized knowledge and skills that are in demand. Explore your options!
If you have a passion for justice and the legal system, you can pursue a career in law. Take the law entrance examination and enter Law College to kickstart your journey towards becoming a lawyer. Fight for justice!
12. Travel, Tourism, Aviation, Architecture
For those interested in the exciting world of travel, tourism, aviation, or architecture, the Sri Lanka Institute of Travel and Tourism Management (Hotel School) offers programs to help you excel in these fields. Unleash your creativity!
13. 27 More Things You Can Do After A/L
Looking for even more career and study options? Check out “27 things you can do after A/L – career and study options” for a comprehensive list of possibilities. The sky’s the limit!
Remember, the choices you make today will shape your future. DHPL Travels can guide you towards a bright and fulfilling career. Explore the opportunities that await you at DHPL Travels. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together!