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Higher Diploma in Laboratory Technology (HDLT)

The Higher Diploma in Laboratory Technology  qualification carries much weight as a certificate issued by an incorporated professional body. Further, recognition is given to the Higher Diploma in Laboratory Technology Certificate by some public sector and private sector organizations who pay the fees of their employees and also give increments and other credit for those employees who successfully complete the course.

The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon gives credit for the Higher Diploma in Laboratory Technology Certificate by incorporating into their regulations the following benefits.

These include admission to the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry to all those persons possessing a pass at the HDLT Programme in lieu of the normal requirement of three GCE (A/L) Passes

Furthermore, those students who have Honours passes at the overall HDLT Examination are entitled to a scholarship to follow the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry. The Scholarship incorporates a waving of the tuition fees of the first two years (Levels 1 & 2) of the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry.

Those who complete the HDLT programme are required to become TECHNICIAN members of the Institute for life. They are entitled to use the designation Tech.I.Chem.C. after their names.

The following categories of personnel are eligible to follow the Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry: –

  1. Those having six passes at GCE (Ordinary Level) including Mathematics with at least Credit passes in Science and Proficiency in English and minimum of 3 years of experience in a laboratory.
  2. Those having a GCE (Advanced Level) pass in Chemistry and proficiency in English.
  3. Those having at least 10 years experience as Lab technicians and proficiency in English.

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Last update September 12, 2018