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U Gap offers a certificate program in caregiving NVQ LEVEL 4 , registered under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), which is a comprehensive 12 months course that prepares candidates for multiple ways of helping clients with numerous challenges due to illness, disability, and/or aging. This program is for dedicated, diligent and enthusiastic individuals those who are looking for requisite knowledge in healthcare and are interested in starting a career in the national or international healthcare sector. Furthermore, by following the course at U Gap, as a caregiver, you will also be in a position to care for those who are in need, acquiring personal and moral satisfaction. In the completion of the program at U Gap, the candidate will acquire the necessary competencies to perform the duties and responsibilities as a professional caregiver.


Section 1: Competency Standards

1. Practice occupational health and safety measures
2. Carryout workplace communication
3. Apply workplace literacy and numeracy
4. Work in teams
5. Maintain the relationship with the elder
6.Identify physical, mental, social and spiritual changes
in old age and promote wellbeing
7. Attend domestic affairs of the elder
8. Prepare living area of the elder
9. Maintain personal hygiene and appearance of the elder
10. Maintain Food and nutrition of the elder
11. Administration of medication
12. Attend basic first aid and vital signs
13. Care of an elderly person

Section 2: Curriculum

1. Occupational Health and Safety Procedures and Practice
2. Communication Skills for Workplace
3. Language Literacy & Numeracy
4. Team Work
5. Introduction to elder care and role of the elder care giver.
6. Physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing in old age
7. Domestic affairs of the elder
8. Prepare living area of the elder
9. Maintenance of personal hygienic care
10. Maintenance of the nutritional status of the elder
11. Administration of drugs medication
12. First aid and vital signs
13. Care of elderly elder

Program Objective

  • Understand the principles, theories and concepts that applies to elderly care giving. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate practice of elderly care giving 
  • Discuss current contemporary issues, which underpin the effective delivery of elderly care giving 
  • Develop the professional development and autonomy in pursuit of excellence in the context of elderly care giving. 
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities in the context of elderly care giving. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the relevance of reflective practice in the context of learning outcomes in elderly care giving.


  • Registered in Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), Sri Lanka
  • National Vocational Qualification Level 04

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of GCE (O/L) Examination with a minimum “S” pass for English or an equivalent qualification.


  • 12 months (including 06 months internship)
  • Total number of hours: 720 hours

Delivery Medium

  • The course will be conducted in English & Sinhala Both.

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