Aquinas Diploma in English

Aquinas Diploma in English

Entry Requirement

Simple pass for English at GCE Ordinary Level

Course Duration

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


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 helpful to learning as it is situated in surroundings.

Course structure

The Diploma course consists of five stages

  1. Certificate II
  2. Certificate III
  3. Intermediate
  4. Final


  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Comprehension
  • Speech
  • Literature (Final stage)

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 level. 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.

Entrance Fees

Category Amount
Entrance Exam Rs 500/=
Registration Rs 1,000


Course Fees

Category Amount
Certificate level 2 Rs 20,000
Certificate level 3 Rs 20,000
Intermediate Level Rs 23,000
Final Level Rs 25,000

Course Schedule

Certificate Levels

Level  II & III (Two days per week)

Tuesday & Thursday 08.30am – 3.45pm
Wednesday & Friday 08.30am – 3.45pm

Saturday & Sunday 08.30am – 3.45pm

Course Schedule for Intermediate Level and Final Levels

Weekdays (4 Days)
Tuesday to Friday 08.30am – 3.45pm

Sunday 08.00am – 5.00pm