SLIIT Professional Development Programmes help participants acquire new knowledge and skills to forge future careers

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Helping participants acquire new knowledge and skills for a changing world and to forge ahead in future careers, the SLIIT Professional Development Programmes (PDP) offers industry certified short-term courses and workshops for corporate clients and students.

Covering important sectors such as IT, Business and Engineering, SLIIT PDP presents a wide range of courses from one-day workshops to two-year programmes. The PDP caters to students, corporates, the tri-forces, public institutions, and the general public enabling participants hone existing skillset or gain new knowledge to reinvent careers.

SLIIT PDP courses enables participants to develop industry-specific knowledge necessary as a value addition for today’s challenging workplace or business world. Especially for students already enrolled in an undergraduate program or a career oriented individual, the SLIIT PDP courses delivered from a reputed institute, provides new strategies to impact their future pathways.

Providing knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in today’s world, to-date SLIIT PDP offers over 25 courses. The most popular programmes conducted include the Oracle Certified Java Program, Graphic Design and Multimedia Program, Web Development Program, Software Quality Assurance Professional Program, CCNA Routing and Switching V7, Certificate Program in IT Applications, Project Management, Digital Marketing Program, Certificate in Microsoft Office-Batch, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Program, Certificate Programme in Python – 3 and AWS Academy Cloud Foundations Programme.

Moreover, customised workshops are delivered based on individual requests. Previously SLIIT PDP has organised customised sessions for corporate clients such as HSBC, government ministries including the Education Department, Pensions Department etc.

PDP courses are mainly conducted at the SLIIT Metro Campus in Colombo, while currently the Project Management Program is organized at the main campus in Malabe. PDP sessions are also held at the Kandy and Matara campuses, while some selected programmes are conducted in Jaffna and Kurunegela. Due to the pandemic and current prevailing situation, most courses are conducted online. However, based on requests SLIIT offers the option of participants attending courses in person.

Entry requirements for PDP courses are simple as any student should be only 16 years old and have completed the GCE O/L with minimum passes. The curses are delivered by an expert panel of SLIIT lecturers. Participants also receive instruction from guest lecturers and industry experts who have deep understanding of course content. 

Further developing the PDP courses, SLIIT aims to offer NVQ level 3 programmes in the future. Students can then proceed to NVQ level 4 and complete a Diploma program with a maximum duration of two-years. The SLIIT PDP is also initiating a care-giver program shortly, specially designed to meet industry needs. The SLIIT PDP courses range from Rs 5,000 to Rs 100,000 only.

More information and details on the SLIIT PDP may be obtained via website, hotline 077 330 00 66 or 077 965 73 99 or email

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