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The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially in the next several years in Sri Lanka. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. this course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates,  compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

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Certification of past Experiences (CPE)

CPE is method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through the knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess and so, do not need to develop these through a course of learning.

It enables the recognition of achievement from a range of activities using any valid assessment methodology.  Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of CPE is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification.  Evidence of learning must be both valid and reliable.

Who can sit for a Certification of past Experiences (CPE) Assessment?

Anyone over 18 years of age who has had experience in the chosen trade/field can apply to sit the CPE Assessment.

Benefits of CPE) Assessment:- Effective use of Resources. Improved chances of promotions, Those who had not had the opportunity of following a formal training programme,You will receive a Recognized Certificate.

Scheduled Qualification: First aider , Nurse Assistant , Care Giver , Pharmacy Technician , Emergency Medical Technician , Health & Safety Officer ,Trainer / Teacher

Can also apply skill development Sector in Occupational Safety and Health, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First aid at work  

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National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System and the Background

Under the higher education system of Sri Lanka, bachelor degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and all other areas are offered under the purview of UGC (University Grants Commission) to maintain the uniformity and the recognition irrespective of the university or the offering body.

This process is well established in Sri Lanka for Academic Education. As a matter of fact, Academic Education is not for vocational or professional purposes but for research and respective higher studies. Unfortunately however, Academic Education opportunity is limited to a maximum of 10%-15% of A/L completers in Sri Lanka due to the unavailability of state university facilities.

Subsequent to the release of the results of the A/L examination, over 200,000 students and over 100,000 O/L student drop-outs are found to be suffering without a proper channel to acquire a higher level qualification or gain relevant experience enabling them to enter the job market having relevant skills expected by the industry.

Owing to the above state of affairs, most of the students are wasting valuable ages of their lives, as well as their time and money doing A/L two or three times even though they are not much focused on Academic Higher Education. Consequently, students who become exhausted with their repeated A/L examinations, enter the unskilled job market with comparatively lower salary scales.

With a view to overcome the issues discussed above, the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) has taken steps to introduce the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System with 7 Levels. The NVQ level 7 is equivalent to the bachelor degree qualification. Students can enroll into the M.Sc. or any other postgraduate programme after completion of NVQ level 7 like any other bachelor degree programme. The completers of NVQ level 5, can enter into the 2nd year of most of the foreign universities provided the relevant field of education is available at such universities.

Compared to the academic qualifications, the NVQ is designed for the job seekers soon after the A/L. The specialty of the NVQ system is that, at the completion of each level of the NVQ qualification, candidates become eligible to enter the professional job market with fairly higher salary scales than the academic qualification holders.

St.Judy Nurses Training School under The St.Judy Homenursing International Associate, at present, is in the process of implementing the NVQ system in Nursing Career very successfully.

Many developed and developing countries in the world have introduced vocational skills certification systems similar to the NVQ system in Sri Lanka. As such, the NVQ system is in real practice and quite familiar to the authorities in most of the countries. Thus, the National Vocational Qualification System is nationally and internationally recognized in order to enter the global job market as qualified professionals.


St.Judy Nurses Training School students won first and Second place medals

St.Judy Nurses Training School students won first and Second place medals in the National Skills Competitions held in Nursing Career by Ministry of skills development & Vocational Training of Sri lanka on July 2017.

Of the medals won by St.Judy Nurses Training School, 1 was gold and  1 was silver. The gold medal winner  received the medal and Rs:250000/- money by his Excellency President of Sri lanka mythipala Srisena and the second place student received the medal and 150000/- money by Hon.Minister of Skill development and Vocational Training.


Accreditation with TVEC

The Nursing Course has Succsesfully Accredited with TVEC Sri Lanka for the NVQ Level of  03


NVQ to replace GCE O/L and A/L qualifications in Sri Lanka

Government has paid attention to make NVQ level 3 and level 4 equal to passing G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination and G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination respectively with the aim to recruit more fore related streams of training.


Sri Lanka Qualification Framework and National Vocational Qualifications Framework are the two qualification frameworks in Sri Lanka. However, National Vocational Qualification was not considered in recruitment process.


The proposal made by Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe to issue a circular from the Ministry of Public Administration and Management in this regard has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.


National & Higher National Diploma for Nurse (NVQ Level 5 &6)

National & Higher National Diploma for Nurse  ( NVQ LEVEL -  05& 06 )

This course is especially designed for those who wish to pursue a career in Nursing and Those who enjoy working with people and caring about promoting good health may be interested in pursuing such a career. The changing demand for nurses creates a variety of job openings in many places. The nurses can work in hospitals, universities, schools, nursing homes, ambulance services, elderly care facilities, airlines, factories, Construction sites, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), research organizations and many other healthcare facilities. Nurses can be involved in caring for the sick, rehabilitation, promoting health, preventing disease, teaching in health classes, teaching in a Nurses Training School and a host of other activities.

In the hospital, a Nurse will have the ability to practice in trauma/emergency, critical care, outpatient and inpatient surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, cardiology, rehabilitation, and psychiatry. In the community, the Nurses can practice in physicians' offices, clinics, schools, occupational and public health systems. 



  • G.C.E A/L  – 3 Passes in any stream  OR
  • G.C.E O/L  - 06 subjects with Nurse Assistant Certificate from  Recognized Institutions OR
  • Should have completed the foundation programme conducted by St.judy or by any other recognized institutions.  


HND for Nurse NVQ -06

  • The duration of the course for regular students is 3 year (36 months) Full Time

National Diploma For Nurse

  • The duration of the course for regular students is 3 year (36 months) Part Time (Week end only)





  • English & Tamil

Successful Completion

  • National Diploma in General Nursing  (NVQ 6)for candidates who complete the Ministry of Health PHSRC Recognized Nurses Unit Curriculum successfully.
  • General Nursing will be awarded at the end of three academic years. 
  • NTS awarding the Diploma - St.Judy Nurses Training School Sri Lanka
  • About 30 students are admitted each year to the St.Judy NTS - Kalmunai for National  Diploma  in General Nursing. 






Scheme of Semester Eveluation

  • A written examination at the middle of the each semester will be held and the marks obtained in the examination will be counted as for 25% in each semester.


  • A written examination at the end of each semester will be held and the marks obtained in the examination, covering the assigned modules of the respective semester will be counted as for 75%. These marks will be added for 100% and graded for the particular semester.




  • Students will be considered to have completed the course only if they earn grade C or above.



 A student who obtains grades of C- , D+, D or F in any of the semesters may

1.  Follow that semester again at his/her  own cost or

2.  Take part in the class room exercises and final examination of that semester or semesters again at his / her own cost in order to improve his/her grade.

3.  Only two more attempts will be given for this purpose and the maximum grade will be given C.



 Fee Structure

                                                                    Cost (LKR)          Total (LKR)

Registration Fee                                                  10,000

1st Year at St.Judy NTS (Monthly)                       5000              60000

2nd Year at St.Judy NTS & Hospital (Monthly)       5000              60000

3rd Year at St.Judy NTS & Hospital (Monthly)        5000              60000

Total Fee                                                                                  190,000/=

 To apply

  To apply for this  Course, please complete E-Application form and send it to us at


Contact Our Training Manager +94(0)672225969, +94(0)672226797

Download       Course Brochure                   Application Form


Certification of past Experiences (CPE)
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System and the Background
St.Judy Nurses Training School students won first and Second place medals
Accreditation with TVEC
NVQ to replace GCE O/L and A/L qualifications in Sri Lanka
National & Higher National Diploma for Nurse (NVQ Level 5 &6)
First Aid training at Village Level Schools
St.Judy Homenursing International Associate donates training equipments worth of two hundred thousand rupees.
Nursing Care at Your home

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