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Courses conducted at Technical Colleges are advertised usually in May in the Public Gazette, and news papers. You can submitted 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 Carrier Guidance Canter of Technical College by sending application via e-mail or visit personally.

  In the web site 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 “Courses” 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 full time courses in Colleges of Technology/ Technical Colleges. For more information, please refer to the gazette notification.


  Mostly students following trade courses (craftsman) could easily find jobs in the industry or 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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 07:21