The short course in Human Resource Training and Developmentis designed to provide basic knowledge and core competencies in Human Resource Training and Development to create effective trainers or training officers. HRTD aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in HR Training and Development while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ HR policies and practices as carried out by HR practitioners in local organizations.


Course Content

  • Introduction and Role of Human Resource Training and Development
  • The Role of a Human Resource Trainer
  • Training Needs assessment
  • Formulation of training objectives
  • Training methods and training techniques
  • Competencies of a trainer
  • Preparing a Training budget
  • Preparing a comprehensive training program
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of training
  • Best practices and bad practices of trainers
  • Conducting a training program
  • Project Report


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme –(CERC Project)-Approved by Department of Management Studies, Faculty of HSS.
Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme Duration :
Three (03) Months (Weekends)-Coursework- 10 weeks and Project Report- 02 weeks
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
  1. Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age who wants a best start for a successful career in office management. An applicant should have six passes at the G.C.E (O/L) examination or one year work experience. (Applications are also welcome from people who may have been away from formal education for some time, but who have the relevant experience in the field)
Issuing of Applications :
Closing Date for Applications :
30th October 2018 (Limited to 20 students) First-come-first-served basis
Programme commencing date :
November 2018



Application & Bank Paying Slip can be obtained from the Public Information Office (PIO) at the Colombo Regional Centre (Nawala Entrance). Kindly return the filled application & Bank Paying Slip (university copy) to the office of the Colombo Regional Centre. (Open on Weekdays and Saturdays)
More details on 0112199074/0112881464/0112881380

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 10,000 /= (Per head)
Expected intake is 20 students per batch

Address :
Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre,The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
Email :
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