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.

Blended Online and Table Auditing
the process by which auditors perform the audit in the combination of virtual auditing and physical/site auditing. This type of audit will be considered for those areas where internet connectivity is limited, and the movement of people is allowed however limited.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 071 s. 2020
Block Release Scheme
refers to the schedule wherein the trainee/student spends full time in the TVI to finish the In-school training and then deployed full time in the establishment to complete in-plant training.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 054 s. 2019
Blue Desk
is one of the structures of the TESDA’s Job Linkaging and Networking Services which provides frontline service such as 1) client inquiries on the job vacancies/opportunities, scholarships, and TVET programs. 2) Disseminate Labor Market Information (LMI) using digital and printed materials using IECs. 3) Establish linkages with the government such as PESO, DOLE or public employment office and private organizations for LMI and employment services and others. 4) Establish and maintain the database of clients served and profiled. 5) Provide Post-training Career Advising and other similar activities, and 6) Refer and/or link TVET graduates to government and non-government organizations for business development support.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 38 s. 2016
Breadth and Depth
the volume of learning is a dimension of the complexity of a Qualification. It is used with the level criteria and Qualification type descriptor to determine the depth and breadth of the learning outcomes of a Qualification. The volume of learning identifies the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes specified for a particular Qualification type.
Source: AQF Framework, second edition 2013 as referenced by TESDA Circular 119 s. 2020
a failure resulting in the non-availability of an item.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
Bridging Course
a course designed to equip students to take up a new subject or course by covering the gaps between the students' existing knowledge and skills and the subject or course prerequisites and assumed knowledge.
Source: NCVER 2013
Bridging Program
refers to a set of holistic interrelated activities such as, but not limited to, guidance services, tutorials, and psychosocial and spiritual programs that are offered by an HEI to certain groups of students during either pre- or post-admission to serve as compensatory and corrective measures to enable the students to cope with college work
Source: IRR of RA 10931, UAQTEA of 2017
Bundled Program
refers to the combination of two or more 'With Training Regulations' (WTR) or No Training Regulations qualifications offered as a program to produce multi-skilled graduates. This can be done either through vertical articulation (under the same qualification and different national qualification levels) or horizontal or lateral progression (under different qualifications within the same sector and the same national certification levels) or through inter-sector qualifications that are interrelated to support an occupation or career progression
Source: OP on Program Registration, Rev. 01
refers to the grouping or clustering of qualifications that result in multi qualification program and, consequently, in multi-skilled graduates. Bundling can be done either through vertical articulation (under same qualification with different national certification levels) and horizontal or lateral progression (under different qualifications within the same sector and same national certification levels) and inter-sector qualifications that are interrelated to support an occupation or career progression.
Source: TESDA Circular 107, s. 2021
Bundling of Qualifications
a multi-qualification program intended to produce multi-skilled graduates; registered on a per qualification basis which is: (a) composed of same qualifications with different NC levels; or (b) qualifications within the same sector
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