The Advanced Certificate in Science Programme (ACS) is designed to encourage those without the basic entry qualifications to pursue higher studies in Bachelor of Degree, Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BIT) and Bachelor of Industrial Studies (BIS) programmes to achieve such qualifications.
Courses are delivered according to the Level 2 of the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) (equivalent to GCE (Advanced Level).
The credit content of courses is thirty (30) per each level, which will include six (6) courses, each of five (5) credit weightage totaling up to ten (10) credit of courses each for a discipline. The main disciplines are Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The courses will be offered by the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Those who have sat GCE (A/L) in the Science stream, may complete the Advanced Certificate in Science Programme in one year if they pass the selection test to exempt Level 2 -part 1. They will have to do ONLY Level 2 -Part 2 (30 credits)
Those who have NOT sat for GCE (A/L) in the Science stream or do not PASS the Exemption test, they will have to complete Level 2 -part 1 (30 credits) and Level 2 -part 2 (30 credits) in two years to obtain the Advanced Certificate in Science