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. Preliminary

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 Tue & Thu
Duration: 05th Sep to 14th Nov
Tuesday & Thursday 08:30am - 03:45pm
Commencement - 05th Sep
Weekday Wed & Fri
Duration: 04th Sep to 15th Nov
Wednesday & Friday 08:30am - 03:45pm
Commencement - 04th Sep
Weekend Course
Sunday 08:15am - 5:00pm
Commencement - 07th July

Course Fees

For Certificate 1, Certificate II, Certificate III & Intermediate Levels

  • Total Rs. 15,000/= (inclusive of Course Material)

For Final level

  • Total 18,000/= (inclusive of Course Material)

Next Intake

  • Commencement: 07th July 2019

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


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