Laboratory Assistant (NVQ – 03)

Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) is a creation of eminent academic people to provide high-quality medical education at an affordable cost to achieve universal health care.

Programme objective


  • Registered in Private Health Sector Regulatory Council (PHSRC), Sri Lanka.
  • Registered in Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), Sri Lanka.

Course duration

  •  Theory and practical – 12 months
  • On the Job Training – 06 months

Entry Requirements

  • O/ Level or NVQ Level III Certificate
  • Age between 18 to 45.
  • The candidates who qualify the above conditions will undergo a screening test. Only the successful candidate from this screening can register for the program.

National Competency Standards

Competency Standard Code – N85S010Q2L4

Awarded as

Laboratory Assistant NVQ Level III certificate

Course Modules

  • N85S007U01 Clean and arrange Laboratory
  • N85S007U04Prepare laboratory wastes for disposal
  • N85S007U05Maintain and operate laboratory apparatus, tools, equipment and glassware
  • N85S007U06 Assist to maintain stocks, Records of laboratory consumables and Laboratory items
  • N85S007U07 Carryout work place communication
  • N85S007U08 Apply workplace literacy and numeracy
  • N85S007U09 Work in teams
  • N85S007U10Practice occupational health and safety measures
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