TVET Glossary of Terms

This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.

COURSE CONTENT content of a course, specifically the underpinning knowledge, attitudes and skills that directly contribute to achieving the learning outcomes of a course and its modules.
Source: (TESDA Procedures Manual on Developing a CBC)
COURSE TITLE refers to the name of the program to be offered. It is usually derived from the qualification title of the training regulations or it takes the qualification title of the training regulations if the program is designed to cover the entire qualification.
Source: (TESDA Procedures Manual on Program Registration)
CREDIT the acknowledgement that a person has satisfied the requirements of a module (subject) or unit of competency either through previous study or recognition of prior learning.
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CREDIT TRANSFER recognition and carrying forward of overlapping learning from a TVET modular, stand-alone program to a higher education program with unit credits given in the appropriate degree course subject(s) for learners that will go to the college course.
Source: (CHED Memo Order No. 43, s. 2008)
CRITICAL ASPECTS OF COMPETENCY tells the assessor what evidence is needed to prove that a person is competent.
Source: (TESDA Procedures Manual on Competency Assessment and Certification Program)
CRITICAL SKILLS skills that are essential and/or indispensable in the operations of a firm or group of firms within an industry as identified by industry experts.
Source: (Philippine TVET Outlook: 2005-2010)
CURRICULUM systematic group of courses or sequences of subjects required for a graduation or certification in a major field of study; or a general overall plan of the content or specific materials of instruction that the school should offer the student by way of qualifying him for graduation or certification of entrance into a professional or vocational field; or c) a body of prescribed educational experience under school supervision, designed to provide an individual with the best possible training and experience to fit him for a trade or profession.
Source: (Manual of Policies and Guidelines on the Establishment and Operation of Public and Private TVET Institutions, First Ed., 2001)
CURRICULUM EXEMPLAR a model or sample of competency-based curriculum
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DAILY ALLOWANCE as used in TESDA, it refers to the amount which the trainee receives from the TVI to defray part of his/her daily expenses. This amount in no way shall be below thirty (30) percent of the trainee’s allowance that the establishment pays directly to the accredited TVI.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
DAY RELEASE SCHEME refers to the schedule where the student/trainee spends two (2) days weekly in the school and the remaining working days of the week in the establishment
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)

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