Higher Diploma in Physical Education and Sports (H.Dip(PES)) 2024 (2025) – National Institute of Education (NIE)

Higher Diploma in Physical Education and Sports (H.Dip(PES)) 2024 (2025) - National Institute of Education (NIE)

Closing Date: 2024-08-15

Calling for applications for Higher Diploma in Physical Education and Sports (H.Dip(PES))

Offered by: Faculty of Science and Technology

2022 Syllabus | 60 Credits | SLQL 4

Target Group

The sports coaches attached to State schools of Sri Lanka by the MoE in 2019, will be the clientele of this programme.


To produce a set of coaching professionals, who are capable in developing Knowledge and Skills related to Physical Education and Sports in school children.

A candidate who has successfully completed this programme will be able to

  • analyse the evolution of Physical Education and Sports.
  • apply the principles of sports psychology and sociology for coaching.
  • execute the scientific principles in sports activities.
  • apply correct techniques and skills during coaching.
  • minimize risk behaviours in sports that can affect quality of life.
  • organise physical education events effectively.
  • develop a healthy life for students in order to face challenges of the 21st century.
  • conduct an action research to develop professional skills.


The admission process will begin with an advertisement published by the NIE in the newspapers and the NIE web. Among the candidates responding to this advertisement those living in close proximity to the institutes selected for offering of the Programme, will be admitted to the Programme, preferably through a selection interview.

Programme Structure

The curriculum of the Programme will consist of two components – academic and practical – dealing with the content relevant to Physical Education and Sports. The academic component will consist largely of group work conducted both within and outside the classroom. The practical component will take place in the field with particular reference to play grounds and gymnasia.

Programme Streams or Categories

0 – None


Course duration is 24 months and maximum of 60 months.


Application Fee: Rupees 200.00

Entrance Exam/Test Fee: Rupees 1,000.00

Registration Fee: Rupees 1,000.00

Programme Fee: Rupees 90,000.00 in 2 Instalment(s).

Examination Fees: In addition candidates have to pay examination fees when appling examinations.

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