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Courses conducted at Technical Colleges are advertised usually in November / December in the Public Gazette, and news papers. You can submit  application (On line) through this web site. (

Send the completed application form to the relevant Technical College before the closing date. The contact addresses of all the Technical Colleges available in the web site or you can register at any time at the Career  Guidance Center of Technical College by sending application via e-mail or visiting personally.

In the website we have categorized technical courses according to the entry qualifications. You can find a list of courses under Course Information.

Course categorized according to the Industry Sectors are given under “Course Information” in the web site

Two Methods :

  • Following a NVQ course in any Technical College or
  • Under RPL system(Recognition of Prior Learning) which is explained under the General Information in the web site. For more details access the web site :

You can go though detailed description given under General Information in the web site.

Fees are not charged from students who are following the full time day courses in Technical Colleges. However course fee is charged from those who are following part time / evening courses.

Course fee:

No course fee will be charged for full-time courses. But fees will be charged as follows from the students who follow the part-time/evening courses.

  •  Rs. 25000.00 per annum for part time/evening courses of more than one year.
  •  Rs. 30000.00 for the full course, for the courses of one year period of study (installment payments can be allowed, if requested, on the basis that first installment of Rs.15,000/- should be paid at the time of registration and the balance be paid within six months from the commencement of the course) .
  • Rs.20,000.00 for the full course, for the courses of six month period of study.
  • Rs.10,000.00 for the full course, for the courses of three month or six month period of study.

Mostly students following trade courses could easily find jobs in the industry or are self employed. See web site under course information.

Certainly Yes, with the establishment of the University of Vocational Technology at Rathmalana students are provided a path way to earn a degree level qualification through NVQ ladder