Peradeniya National College of Education which aspires to become the Nation’s Centre for Excellence in English Education is the heir to one of the oldest teacher training traditions in Sri Lanka, as the successor to the English Specialist Teachers’ Training College which was established in 1961 at the site of the former Teachers’ Colony set up at Rose Hill Estate in Penideniya, Peradeniya by British missionaries. It is the 18th and the youngest of the National Colleges of Education in Sri Lanka and holds a unique position among them being the only in-service teacher training facility. Today, the College conducts a range of English language programmes including a two-year teacher training programme, a certificate course for educational administrators and an advanced course in language and pedagogy for senior English language teachers. The current participant population stands at 300. Currently medium of instructions are available in English, Sinhala and Tamil.
Pre-service teacher training was successfully completed
To be the Centre for Excellence in English and Foreign language Education in Sri Lanka
Productivity National winners 2013/2014
The Productivity Awarding Ceremony for the National winners 2013/2014 was held at Sethsiripaya Auditorium in the presence of many distinguished guests and the Minister of Public Administration and Management, Mr. Ranjit Madduma Bandara in December 2015