How to Become Government Teacher By National College of Education Sri Lanka (Updated: 2017 Admission) 29


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If you are wishing to become a government School teacher the best way is to enter to National College of Education Sri Lanka . This Sri Lankan National College of education well known as Vidya Peeta .This is a three year pre service national diploma in teaching program which conduct in a National college of education.Those who completed course at Sri Lanka National College of Education will get the National Diploma in Teaching. You can preview the latest gazette notification on the bottom of the article.

Duration of National College of Education Sri Lanka

The duration of National College of Education Sri Lanka are three years which include one year of internship at training at government school. During the internship period monthly allowance will paid. During two yerars of residential training in National College of Educations the trainee will be provide all lodging facilities with meal plus 2000 rupees per month .

Eligibility to Enter National College of Education Sri Lanka

Need to be Sri Lankan citizen
Age not above than 25.
Applicant should be unmarried

Basic Education Qualifications Needed

Applicant Should pass G.C.E Advanced level exam three subjects in one time
Applicant should pass G.C.E Ordinary Level exam

Locations of National College of Education (Vidya Peta)

The National College of Education (Vidya Peta) are Located as follows.

  • Mahaweli National College of Education
  • Wayamba National College of Education
  • Siyane National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Ruhuna National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Uwa National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Nilwala National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Sariputta National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Vavuniya National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Sri Pada National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Addalachenai National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Batticaloa National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Pasdunrata National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Pulathisipura National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Ruwanpura National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Jaffna National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Dharga Town National College of Education (Vidya Peta)
  • Hapitigama National College of Education (Vidya Peta)

Areas of Specialization

Course Conducted in different areas of specializations such as Mathematics, Science, English , Primary Education, Physical education , Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Technical Studies, Agriculture, Music, Dance, Sinhala Language, Tamil language, English language and many more subjects.

Appointment As Teacher

Those who successfully completed the course will appointed as teachers for government school by considering the availability of teachers vacancies on different districts.

Application Procedure

Application call for National Colleges of Education on annual basis as per the requirement. The annual enrollment will be done on Sri Lanka Government Gazette notification. All course and necessary details will be shown on this gazette notification. Those who are wishing to enter in to National Colleges of Education need to be alert on this relevant government gazette notifications. Normally the the relevant gazette will publicize on May , June months but sometimes it might change.

Following are the Application and other details from Government Gazette of 2015.05.08  you can get better idea from following these documents

English Gazette Document

Sinhala Gazette Document

Tamil Gazette Document

Updated Gazette on 2017

Sinhala Gazette for Vidya Pita Admission 2017

English Gazette for Vidya Pita Admission 2017


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29 thoughts on “How to Become Government Teacher By National College of Education Sri Lanka (Updated: 2017 Admission)

  • Sanduni

    if you could please include details about tendancy test for English language.I’m with passed results in 2015 al Examination..

    • mplgmg Post author

      Its not actually a degree program , its a diploma program which is conduct under National College of Education Sri Lanka famous as vidya peeta. If you have enough education qualifications and pass the exams you can get select in to this institute and you are can obtain a government teaching vacancies.

      Normally Application call for National Colleges of Education on annual basis as per the requirement. So get alert in gazette notifications published by Sri Lanka government.

  • Maneesha Dewmini

    I have applied for the National Collage of Education. I would like to know when will be the diploma start for the new batch?

    • mplgmg Post author

      I have published a sample gazzet bellow and check the date and get redy for apply. Always keep in touch with gazzete.

    • mplgmg Post author

      Normally the application shows in the gazzete and I have send previus gazzete notice for Teacher By National College of Education Sri Lanka in bellow of this article.

    • mplgmg Post author

      In 2015 they call application for May month, So its better to get alert on gazzets before the month of may.

  • wathsala

    I have done my A/L in maths stream and I couldn’t pass chemistry. so I got 2S only. I have completed NVQ level 4 in QS. And also I am following my HND in Quantity Surveying in english meadium.. Can I apply?

    • mplgmg Post author

      Since the program is conducted by government It is really important to pass GCE Advanced Level Even 3 S are OK . If you have really intention to become a Government Teacher the basics qualifications are important. However its better to contact them for additional information.

  • Dinesha Nilmini

    I am doing french,english literature and political science for a/l in this year.i want to know what passes do i have to enter college of education … because i want to be an English teacher….

    • mplgmg Post author

      You need to follow Advanced Level and get pass it to follow the programs of teaching under National College of Education in Sri Lanka.

    • mplgmg Post author

      Saaraa thanks for mention out this important question. In this article we have mention regarding the path of Advanced Level qualified student to become a government teacher. But for graduate there are a special scheme to become a government teacher and their position is also higher than the Vidya Pita teachers. Normally the applications call on gazettes and you can find out more information from calling education department Sri Lanka for the pathway.