Aquinas Diploma in English

About Course

This prestigious English Language Programme conducted by Aquinas college of higher studies is much in demand in Sri Lanka. The Department of Examinations in Sri Lanka recognizes it as one of the qualifying requirements to sit for some of its higher and professional examinations. More than 7,000 students enroll annually to obtain the Diploma certificate yearly to progress in their studies or career.This educational course is now conducted in Negombo, at BCI, which is situated in surroundings helpful to learning.

Course Structure

A. The Diploma course consists of four stages

i. Certificate I

ii. Certificate II

iii. Certificate III

iv. Intermediate

v. Final

Course Content

i. Grammar

ii. Comprehension

iii. Composition

iv. Spoken English with conversational practice

v. Literature using selected texts

Entrance Requirements

  1. Age limit: Any individual (students, school leavers, those in employment or unemployed) over 16 years of age
  2. Minimum educational requirements: A simple pass in English Language at the G.C.E O/L
  3. Entrance Exam: Applicants are required to sit for an entrance exam which will decide in what stage they could be placed.

Promotion Examinations

On the result of the examination that will be held at the end of each stage, students will be promoted to the next higher grade. Only students who have 80% attendance will be permitted to sit for the promotion examination. Those who successfully complete the final stage will be awarded the Aquinas Diploma in English.

Course Duration

A student's course duration may vary depending on the proficiency level shown at the entry point placement test.

Student Intake per Class

25 - 30

Course Schedule

Weekday Mon, Tue & Thu
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
08:30am - 03:45pm
Commencement - 16th Jan
Weekday Mon, Wed & Fri
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
08:30am - 03:45pm
Commencement - 17th Jan
Weekend Course
Sunday 08:30am - 3:45pm
Commencement - 12th Jan

Course Fees

For Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III & Intermediate Levels

  • Registration Fee - Rs. 600
  • Course Fee - Rs. 14,250
  • Course Material Fee - Rs. 750
  • Total Fee - Rs. 15,600

For Final level

  • Total - Rs. 18,000 (inclusive of Course Material)

Next Intake

  • Commencement: 12th January 2020

Contact us for more details: +94 31 222 4422, info@bci.lk


Entrance Exams

14th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

15th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

16th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

17th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

18th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

21st Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

22nd Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

28th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

29th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

30th Dec 2019

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

04th Jan 2020

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

05th Jan 2020

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

11th Jan 2020

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

12th Jan 2020

Session 1 - 09.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Session 2 - 12.00 PM to 02.30 PM

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