Short course in Tourism and Hotel Operation

This programme will train students at basic levels in the fast-developing tourism and hotel industry. It is suitable for schools leavers who are interested in a career in tourism and hotel industry, and others who are already employed in the industry. This is a short course with classes on Sundays for 30 hours, followed by 3 weeks (21 days) of on-the-job training at approved hotels, guest houses, restaurants, airlines or travel agencies upon completion of theory classes. Subjects:
  • Leisure & Tourism Industry
  • Customer Service
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Accommodation Operations
  • Food & Beverages Operations
  • Basic Cookery

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Department of Social Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka PO Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Programme duration :
8 Weeks
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Tourism Industry
  • Should be over 18 years of age, and should have the ability to follow the course in the English medium

Issuing of Applications:
  May 2023 (Next Intake)
Closing Date:
Registration on or before:

Mode of conduct:  Online on learnousl platform and ZOOM sessions

Application             Bank paying voucher     

Download Application (word)

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Course fee:  Rs. 10,000/= paid in one instalment.

This Certificate programme is conducted by the Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the Coordinator, Mr. Nizam Lantra for further details.

Address :
Contact :
0112881427 / 0777447261
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