The Academy of Professional Studies – (APS) is the successor to the Centre for Professional Studies (The Professional Studies arm of) Sujatha Vidyalaya, Nugegoda, established in 1998 to provide quality educational and professional study programmes to discerning Sri Lankans. Since its inception, APS has been grooming the future generation with Teacher Training Diplomas, Soft Skills for Business Communication and for Human Resource Management, with a sound knowledge of Information and Communication Technology and competency in English to meet the challenges of the dynamic world today. The APS has indeed earned a reputation for excellence in professional training.
APS is the only private Institution that offers Professional Teacher Training programmes with a specially designed module for “Teaching in a Classroom” approved by Government. Our courses are conducted by a highly qualified and experienced professional staff, with post graduate qualifications from foreign universities.
APS is an accredited centre for Edexcel International of United Kingdom (Pearson Company) to conduct London Tests of English Certificate Courses for children and adults.
The Teacher Training Diploma Programmes offered by APS is registered with the Tertiary and Vocational Educational Commission under the Ministry of Vocational & Technical Training of Sri Lanka.
The APS now has received the accreditation from Edexcel International of United Kingdom (UK) for the Teacher Training Diploma Programmes offered by APS.
Yet another milestone is the obtaining of the International Standards Certification of the ISO 9001-2008 by SGS United Kingdom Ltd., the accreditation body having assessed the Quality Management System practiced in the APS, certified it as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for the following activities: Professional Diploma & Certificate Courses for Teacher Training, the ICT / BOP / ITES Industry, English Language and other Professional Business Courses.
The first batch of students for Primary Teacher Training in English (PTTE) Course was enrolled in December 2004. APS has enrolled 31 batches up to March 2010 in PTTE, TELL, ITSS and PSDC programmes. A total of 383 trainees have successfully graduated from the APS, out of a total of 874 enrolled up to date.