Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Technology

The aim of the Advanced certificate in Laboratory Technology programme is to provide a basic scientific knowledge and training needed for employees in laboratories of government and private sector and to provide necessary qualifications to any interested personal who seek employment in laboratories.

The programme designed to provide up to date theoretical knowledge and hands on skills development on laboratory practices and safety measures carried out in science laboratories and a qualification that will enable further studies, assist in gaining employment and provide academic and professional recognition to facilitate career progression.

Programme Structure

This is a 30 credits programme, consist of eight courses (credit rating is the “academic value” of a course in OUSL).


ZYC2400        Laboratory Techniques in Animal studies

ZYC2201        Laboratory Organization, Management and Safety

FNC2402        Laboratory Visits

BYC2403        Laboratory Techniques in Plant Science

CYC2604        Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry

PHC2605        Laboratory Techniques in Physics

ADC2206       Mathematics for Laboratory Technology

CSC2207        Basic Information and Communication Technology


Courses offer in Semester 1: ZYC2400, ZYC2201, BYC2403, ADC2206, CSC2207

Courses offer in Semester 2: CYC2604, PHC2605 and FNC2402



Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Advanced Certificate Programme
Conducted by :
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 1 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Technology progarmme involves courses related to Laboratory
techniques in Animal studies, Laboratory organization, management and safety, Laboratory techniques
in Plant Science, Laboratory techniques in Chemistry, Laboratory techniques in Physics, Mathematics
for Laboratory Technology, Basic Information and Communication Technology and compulsory Laboratory Visits

  1. Obtained a minimum of six (06) Passes including Science, Mathematics and First Language, at the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination or equivalent or a higher qualification. Or
  2. Successfully completed a certificate programme in SLQF level 1 qualification in a relevant field of study. Or
  3. Successfully completed a NVQ level 4 qualification in a relevant field of study. Or
  4. An equivalent or a higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Accepting on-line Applications:
  09th March 2022
Closing Date for Applications:
Programme Registration date:
  Students to complete registration (online) and payment :
  06th May 2022 (CRC)
Programme Commencing Date:
  07th May 2022
Registration Fee Rs.      500.00
Library Fee   Rs.      100.00
Facility Fee Rs     2500.00
Refundable lab deposit  Rs.    1100.00
Course Fee (750×30)    Rs.   22500.00
Total Amount               Rs.  26,700.00

Tuition fees can be paid in installments (1st installment 60% and 2nd installment 40%)

This Advanced certificate programme is conducted by the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Address :

Prof R. Fernando, Dean/ Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Dr. Neetha Punchihewa, Programme Coordinator/ Advance Certificate in Laboratory Technology, Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Contact :
011 2881258, 0112822738, 0112881446 077 2899795
Email :

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