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The Alternative Learning System in the Philippines, abbreviated as ALS, is a program by the Department of Education that seeks to help Out of School Youths, industry-based workers, people with disabilities, former inmates, rebels, members of cultural minorities, and other people who, for one reason or another, cannot afford to go through formal schooling.

It was first launched in 1984 under the name Non-formal Education and was primarily focused on helping its students acquire technical skills that they can use to earn a living.

After getting its name changed into Alternative Learning System in 2004, its focus widened to include literacy classes that are aimed at eventually granting elementary and high school diplomas to deserving students who were forced to drop out of primary and secondary school.

Community Learning Centers

ALS classes are conducted at Community Learning Centers (CLCs). Each city or municipality has a number of CLCs that  interested learners can go to. These CLCs can either be a public elementary or secondary school, a barangay hall, a room or building lent by a government agency or private company or organization, or any other vacant space where learners can gather together.

Each CLC has an assigned teacher called an Instructional Manager. Depending on whether they’re teaching a literacy class or a livelihood program, instructional managers can either be a licensed teacher employed by the Department of Education or certified practitioners of a specific craft such as professional reflexologists or dressmakers. If you have the spare time and the necessary qualifications, you can also volunteer to teach for any of the two programs.

ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Classes (ALS A&E) and Livelihood Programs

Students who are interested in enrolling in an ALS class are encouraged to visit Community Learning Centers. Once there, they will be asked whether they want to attend the literacy class (ALS A&E) or the livelihood program.

Students who want to take ALS A&E  will be given an oral and written test to assess their competency level. From the result of the test, applicants will be grouped with either the elementary or high school level. If the applicant has not attended any formal schooling before, they will be enrolled in the Basic Literacy Program where they will be taught basic reading and computing skills before moving them to more advanced classes.

Classes are usually held everyday, although how many hours a day or how many days a week a student should show up for class depends on the Instructional Managers.

If there are other responsibilities that keep students from attending classes, they are allowed to take home free modules that they can study wherever and whenever they want. At the end of these modules are questions and exercises that the students must answer in order to evaluate how much they understood the lesson. After they’re done with the modules, they are asked to return them to their instructional managers so they can correct them.

Subjects of Study

ALS A & E classes are divided into five categories called learning strands. These include Communication Skills (English and Filipino), Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Science and Mathematics), Sustainable Use of Resources and Productivity,  Development of Self and A Sense of Community / Value of Collaboration, and Expanding One’s Own World Vision.  

By integrating these five learning strands, ALS A & E students are not only taught academic skills such as reading, writing, and doing research, they are also taught practical things that they can use in everyday situations, especially in a diverse and challenging work environment.

Livelihood classes, on the other hand, teach them practical skills that they can use to earn a living. These include cooking, dressmaking, hairdressing, and handicraft making among other things.

In some cases, ALS A&E classes are reinforced with skills training in order to help the learners become well-rounded individuals while keeping the lessons varied and interesting at the same time.

Duration of the Program

The ALS A & E classes takes a minimum of 800 hours to complete; however, this may change every now and then depending on the progress of the students.

By contrast, the duration of the livelihood program greatly varies depending on the specific skill being learned — going anywhere from three days up to several months or more.

Assessment and Evaluation

Just like traditional students, ALS A & E students are also given summative tests to assess their understanding of the things that have been taught to them. These tests come in the form of multiple-choice, fill in the blanks, and essay type questions that the students must answer based on what they’ve learned.

After they’ve graduated from the class, students are then encouraged to take the Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency Test in order to get certificates that are equivalent to diplomas received by traditional elementary and high school graduates. Following are links for Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency Test 2012 and ALS Frequently Asked Questions.

Students of the livelihood programs also go through assessment and evaluation. They do this by taking TESDA’s National Certification (NC) exam for the skill they tried to learn. By passing this exam, they can get certifications that will make them eligible for employment both here and abroad.


The Alternative Learning System in the Philippines, abbreviated as ALS, is a program by the Department of Education that seeks to help Out of School Youths, industry-based workers, people with disabilities, former inmates, rebels, members of cultural minorities, and other people who, for one reason or another, cannot afford to go through formal schooling. It was first launched in 1984 under the name Non-formal Education and was primarily focused on helping its students acquire technical skills that they can use to earn a living. After getting its name changed into Alternative Learning System in 2004, its focus widened to include literacy classes …


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204 Comments

  1. Hi, good day, ask ko lng po pwde na po pla mg-enroll sa online ng ALS classes? Gustong-gusto KO po kc maipgpatuloy ung pg-aaral ko eh eh, hnggang 3rd yr.lng ako sa high school.

    • Hi Vanessa! :)

      Alternative Learning System is a project of the Department of Education through its Bureau of Alternative Learning System. Its aim is to help elementary and high school dropouts or those who have not been able to attend any schooling at all to finish their primary or secondary education through non-traditional ways of schooling. This means after passing the ALS A & E Test, you will be considered a grade school or a high school graduate, depending on the test you took, and will be eligible to apply for college.

      Please check with the nearest public elementary school, high school, or barangay hall at your place and they will inform you of the step-by-step procedure on how to enroll.

      The minimum requirements for enrolling in ALS classes are birth certificates and Forms 137 (Applies to people who have attended at least a year of formal schooling). Additional requirements may include a government-issued valid ID and 2 passport size photos with name tag.

    • Hi, Vanessa!

      We’re not too sure if you were asking if ALS classes can be taken online or if the enrollment process can be done over the internet. That said, there are ALS modules that can be studied online, while there are certain lessons that may require physical attendance. We suggest you drop by the nearest barangay hall or public elementary / high school so you can consult an official ALS coordinator as they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.

      :)

  2. Hello…

    Pwede po ba mgtanong…gusto ko po sanang mag apply online po….pwede po ba yon..para pag uwi ko na po eh saka na lng po ako mg take ng exams…

    • Hi Joan! :)

      It does; however, for now, the available courses are still limited. You can find the list of online courses offered by TESDA on their website.
      http://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/

  3. Good evening. Tanong ko lang po kung pwedi pa po mag take ng ALS? 3rd year high school pa lang po ang natapos ko. Ilang beses na po kasi ako nag stop due to financial problem and I am afraid na baka po dahil sa studies ko di ko po ma secure future ko. Makakapag take pa po ba ako ng ALS this year po? At ano po ba ang mga requirements para po makapag start na ako ng Alternative Learning System?

    • Hi, Gerald!

      Yes, we believe you can. Basic requirements are birth certificate and form 137 (report card), but additional requirements may also include a government-issued valid ID and 2 passport size photos with name tag.

      :)

    • Hi, Gerald! :)

      Alternative Learning System is a project of the Department of Education through its Bureau of Alternative Learning System. Its aim is to help elementary and high school dropouts or those who have not been able to attend any schooling at all to finish their primary or secondary education through non-traditional ways of schooling. This means after passing the ALS A & E Test, you will be considered a grade school or a high school graduate, depending on the test you took, and will be eligible to apply for college.

      You can take ALS classes at Community Learning Centers (CLCs). These CLCs can be public elementary or high schools, barangay halls, rooms or buildings lent by government agencies or private companies and organizations, or any other open space where learners can gather together.

      Please check with the nearest public elementary school, high school, or barangay hall at your place and they will inform you of the step-by-step procedure on how to enroll.

      The minimum requirements for enrolling in ALS classes are birth certificates and Forms 137 (Applies to people who have attended at least a year of formal schooling). Additional requirements may include a government-issued valid ID and 2 passport size photos with name tag.

  4. Hi po,

    Gusto ko po sana mag-enrol kasi nagstop ako nun 2nd year ako,pwede po ba mgstudy or take classes online at pag-uwi na lang ng pinas magtake ng test??

  5. hi gud day! ask ko lang po kung san pang lugar na my ALS? ksi tga San pedro, Laguna po ako.san po ba ang mlapit?

    • Hi, Priscilla!

      We’re sorry, but we’re not quite sure about that. We suggest you drop by at the nearest public elementary / high school or barangay hall (that’s where they usually conduct ALS classes), that’s where they usually conduct ALS classes.

      :)

      • Good Day, Sir/Mam..
        Passer po ako ng als sa secondary level year 2009 pa po ako nag als.. San ko po ba pede makuha yung diploma? tnx po.

  6. good evening po
    ask kolang po if saan at paanu mag apply ng online ALS..gustong gusto kopo talaga icontinue pag aaral ko but im working abroad..at kung pwede po ba pag uwe nalang ng pinas magtake ng exam directly..if mkapasa po ba sa ALS test mkkakuha kna ng diploma..thanks in advance po..

    • Hi, Javabelo!

      So far, the only area that offers online application for individuals interested in applying for ALS classes that we’ve seen is Marikina. We’re not really sure about the others.
      http://depedmarikina.ph/als/enrollment.html

      If you’re interested in taking the lessons but can’t afford to go to class, though, you might want to check out the site below for modules that you can use to catch up.
      http://www.icyd.net/ALS/

      As for your second question, as far as we know, it is up to the ALS learner when to take the exam, so, yes, we believe you can.

      :)

  7. Hi!
    Ask ko lang po kung meron po b dto sa makati?
    At kung tumatanggap po kau ng undergrad. Highschool. Hanggang 3rd year highschool lng po kc ako.

    • Hi, Arianne!

      We’re sorry, but we’re not quite sure about that. We suggest you either contact the nearest DepEd office so they can answer that question for you, or drop by at the nearest public elementary / high school or barangay hall (that’s where they usually conduct ALS classes) to check.

      http://www.deped.gov.ph/contact/directory

      :)

  8. Hi. Would like to us if there is payment if one decide to enroll in ALS? and how much will that be? I had a friend who is 40y/o already and grade6 grad only. she had hard time looking for work because of her educational attainment and age. Thanks.

    • Hi, Thea!

      As far as we know, the classes are for free. We’re not sure if there are any changes that we might not be aware of, though, so we suggest you still get in touch with the Department of Education to be sure.

      http://www.deped.gov.ph/contact/directory

      :)

  9. Good evening maam/sir tanong ko lang po sana kung pwede pa po bang mag enroll sa ALS..? salamat po..

  10. Hi!
    Good evening po!
    Maam/Sir,tanong ko lang po sana kung ilang month’s po ang pasok?
    Isa po kasi akong OFW after po sana ng contract ko po gusto or subukan ko po sana mag take ng exam 3rd and 4th year po kasi ang hindi ko pa natapos. dahil kong palarin po na maka pasa ako mag training din po ako sa tesda as a caregiver?
    balik abroad din po agad ako!

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Hi, Aisa!

      As of 2012, ALS A & E classes take a minimum of 800 hours to complete. These may last from eight to ten months, although the duration may vary depending on the progress of the learners. We’re not sure if that’s still the same case, though, so you might want to get in touch with the Department of Education’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System for verification.
      :)

      • Maraming salamat po sainyo!
        Have a happy day!!

  11. may als p po b ngayong 2015? anong month poh pwedeng mg enroll at saan?..mabalacat pampanga poh ako.. salamat..

    • Hi, Franchesca!

      Yes, there are ALS classes every year. We’re not sure about the enrollment schedule, though, so we suggest you drop by the nearest public elementary / high school or barangay hall to inquire (that’s where ALS classes are usually held).

      :)

  12. Good pm
    Ma’am/sir
    Isa po akong ofw
    Hindi po ako nakatapos ng high school.
    Gusto ko sanang kumuha ng exam.
    Paano po ba?
    Thanks po!

    • Hi, Maribel!

      If you want to take the exam, you’d need to register for the test at designated testing centers. Registration schedule is usually between June and September, but the actual date may vary. For the actual date and the list of accredited testing centers, we suggest you get in touch with the nearest DepEd office.

      Also, prepare your latest 2″x2″ ID photos, original and photocopy of any of the following (valid driver’s license, valid passport, voter’s ID, SSS/GSIS ID, Postal ID or NBI clearance).

      :)

      • My regular class po ba or exam agad pag nagparegister ka.ilang months po ang itatagal nito…

        • Hi, Julie!

          If you register for the classes, yes, there will be classes soon after, but we believe only after a couple of days and not on the same or the following day.

          Last time we checked, you can skip the classes and go right ahead to taking the exam although the actual test may be scheduled one to three months after registering.

          As of 2012, ALS A & E classes take a minimum of 800 hours to complete. These may last from eight to ten months, although the duration may vary depending on the progress of the learners. We’re not sure if that’s still the same case, though, so you might want to get in touch with the Department of Education’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System for verification.

          :)

  13. Good day! ma’am/sir, tanong ko lang po kung saan ba pwedeng mag enroll ng ALS na malapit dito sa Labangon,cebu city? kasi,gusto ko tlgang mag enroll ng ALS eh..pero hindi ko alam kung saan. kaya nagtanung ako sa inyo. at sana mabigyan nyo pong pansin ang tanung ko kasi, kailangan ko tlaga ang sagot ninyo.Sana makatulong kayo sa akin. YUN LANG PO! AT MARAMING SALAMAT.

    • Hi, Ema!

      Try to ask the nearest public elementary / secondary school or barangay hall. That’s where they usually hold the ALS classes.

      :)

  14. San po un ALS center na pwd ako mag enroll dto po ako sa payatas quezon city. Pls reply back! Tnx.

    • Hi, Alicia!

      Try to ask the nearest public elementary / secondary school or barangay hall. That’s where they usually hold the ALS classes.

      :)

  15. Good morning po…anong available po na course ang pwd kunin kung nka pasa sa als. Thank u po

    • Hi, Lejean!

      ALS A & E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs that they want, provided that they pass the admission requirements of the school they are going to enroll at.

      :)

    • Hi!

      ALS A & E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs that they want, provided that they passed the admission requirements of the school they are going to enroll at.

      :)

  16. ask ko lang po kung after po magtake ng als kung makakapasok po ng college ?

    • Hi!

      Try to ask the nearest public elementary / secondary school or barangay hall. That’s where they usually hold the ALS classes.

      :)

  17. good pm sir/maam tanung ko lang po kung my list kayo ng college school na tumatangap ng als gradute? salamat po.

    • Hi, Matthew!

      As far as we know, all colleges / universities in the Philippines are supposed to accept all ALS graduates who have already passed the ALS A & E Test.

      :)

  18. kailan po ba ang.registration dito?.t near manila po sana kung meron po?

    • Please refer to our ALS FAQs here: http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

  19. Hello po itatanong ko po sana kung saan my malapit na ALS dito location ko po malate manila.

    • Please refer to our ALS FAQs here: http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

  20. may als din poh ba para sa mga ofw..hindi natapos ang pag aaral?

    • Hi, Rene!

      Yes, the ALS is open to all Filipinos who were not able to finish their basic or secondary education. DepEd also offers the ALS A & E Test at selected countries overseas to cater to Filipinos working or living abroad.

      :)

      • nasa abroad poh kc ako now..pwede poh ba ako mag take ng als kahit nasa abroad ako..ohh pag umuwi poh ba ako pwede na agad mag take…ilang buwan poh ang itatagal..salamat poh godbless

        • Hi, Reneboy!

          Last time we talked to an ALS coordinator, ALS students can access the modules on the internet, so you can study at your location of your choice and at your own pace. The Bureau of Alternative Learning System also conducts exams at certain locations overseas for Filipinos working abroad, so we believe you can also take the test once you’ve completed the program.

          We’re not sure if there have been any recent developments that we may not be aware of, though, so you might want to check with the Department of Education / Bureau of Alternative Learning System to be sure.

          :)

      • Hello ask ko lang po kasi base po dun sa taas nabasa ko taas pwede po ba yung home base habang nag aaral sa als ? Buntis po kasi ako parang di ko po kaya ng regular papasok sa mga brgy hall ng als pwede po ba yung home base lang po ako habang nag aaral ? Pwede po ba sa bahay nalang pag aralan yung mga module? Thanks po sa sagot

        • Yes, from what we know we believe you can study at home.
          But it’s been awhile since we’ve interviewed them so you need to confirm this.
          http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

  21. Graduate po ako ng als nung September 2006 nasunugan po kc kmi nadamay ung card at diploma q.. Pwd po b ulit ako makakuha ng copy? Gusto ko po kc ipag patuloy ung pag aaral ko..

  22. Tanong ko lang po kelan po pwde mapa enroll kc
    Kc po gusto ko po mag skul ulit at my online als po b kau?1st year lang ntpos ko kc po ngkatulong n ako.at San po may malpit dto same fb harrison st.tnx po

  23. Tourism course offered?
    Let me know tanx

  24. Hi…ask Ku lng po pwde mag enroll sa als sa online kc po nag work po ako bilang katulong gstu Ku po mktps ng pag aaral .pls reply po .thanks.

  25. If im graduate by als can i enroll in any Collage or University school

  26. Ngayong january p ba pwedi p akong mag enroll s als

  27. Ako po ay nakapagtapos ng als nung 2006.problema po nawala yung card at sa diploma ko po nabura po ung name ko.anu po ba ang gagawin ko?kukuha po b uli ako ng test,san po ako kukuha?gusto ko po kasi mag-aral at makapagtrabaho.pakisend po sa akin ang dapat ko po puntahan.silang,cavite po location ko.maraming salamat po

  28. Ask ko lang po kung my ALS dto po sa Commonwealth :)

  29. Hi Maam,tanong ko lng po kung my Online Alternative Learning System po kau, kc my 2 na po akong kids at wla po time para umalis alis.. Baka skali lng po ay kung kelan po..salamt po.

  30. Gud eve po.tanong ko lng po itong Alternative Learning System ninyo..pwede rin po bang Online yan Kc under grad po ako ng high school need ko po kasi ng diploma para makapg training din me ng ibang course ninyo or baka sakali pang mapag aral pa ko ng college pag malaki na mga baby ko. Tnx po

  31. may 2 po ako anak na hindi pa nakakatapos ng high school. Maari po sana malaman kung paano mag avail ng als upang sila ay makapag kolehiyo. kami po ay nanirahan sa saudi ng ilang taon kung kaya hindi nila kaagad matapos ang high school kami mo ay taga las pinas. gusto po namin malaman kung saan kami magtutungo upang maapag avail ng als marami pong salamat

  32. Hello po,
    I’m Emily 22,under graduate from fourth year high school.
    Gusto ko lang po malaman kung kelan ba ang exam this 2015?
    Gusto ko rin malaman kung pwede ba makapag palista online?
    Andito po ako sa Olongapo now.
    Peru kung near Sampaloc Manila pwede rin ba online gusto ko lang po kasi magwalk -in busy kasi sa trabaho blg. katulong.
    Paki email nalang po kung kelan at saan ako pwede mag inquire kung kinakailangan.
    Salamat po.

  33. Hello po,
    I’m Emily 22,under graduate from fourth year high school.
    Gusto ko lang po na malaman kelan ba ang exam this 2015?
    Gusto ko rin malaman kung pwede ba makapagpalista online?
    Andito po ako sa Olongapo ngayon.Peru kung sa near Sampaloc Manila pwede rin ba online gusto ko lang po kasi magwalk -in busy kasi sa trabaho blg.katulong.
    Paki email nalang po kung kelan at saan ako mag inquire kung kinakailangan.
    Salamat po.

  34. Hi po nkatapos lng po ako ng 2nd year high school at 31 years old na po ako ngaun gusto ko po sana mag_aral ulit at mkakuha ng high school diploma, Pwede po kaya akong mag_enrol sa ALS despite of my age..

  35. Please email me asap..I need to know where can I inquire,thanks

  36. I need a contact number so I can get a exam to ALS,I’m from angeles city..

  37. Please inform me the cellphone nr. where I can inquire about making a fast exam for highschool, the so called: Alternative Learning System, in Mactan Island/Lapu Lapy\u or Cebu City or Mandaue City.

    Thank you and I will be waiting urgently cause I heard this Sunday 11-01-15 they have an exam again!!!

  38. Hi Good day !how would i enroll to ALS im at Cebu,City?

  39. anu mga requirments para makapag als ako ? i wanna learned pa ..

  40. good evening po im elementary graduate only gusto ko po mag aral ulit jan po sa als papano mo san po ba banda ang pinakamalapit na als dto msa up diliman quezon city reply nlang po sa facebook ko salamat po tatanawin ko po na malaking utang na loob ito tahank you very much

  41. ilan po ba ang kabuuang bilang ng paaralan sa pilipinas na may Alternative learning system

  42. hi po ask ko lng po if pwede po along mgtake ng exam for college without attending their class gusto ko po kasing direct college if saksling maipasa ko ang exam…
    please response!

  43. hi po pwede po ba ako mgtake ng exam khit dna ako mg aattend ng class? gusto ko po kasing mg direct college na if sakaling makpgtake ako ng exam at maipasa ko….pkiadvise po ako.
    Thanks!

  44. hi po gud day tanong ko lang ano po yong mga kailangan para maka pag als ako?

  45. hai po gusto ko lang pong malaman na kung sakaling hndi ka po nakapagtapus ng elementary pwede po bang mag exam ng highschol. para po maka graduate. ng highscol

    thank you and godbless

  46. I just want to learn more about ALS. Thanks :)

  47. Send me message on facebook i want to know more about als. Thank you po

  48. Hello,
    I would like to know about the courses offered by ALS
    ThAnk you :)

  49. i want to take als to have an diploma for secondary

  50. gd day po,gusto q poh sna mg inquire sa inyo paano poh ba?

  51. Hi.Saan po ba mag enroll ng also?ta
    Dito po ako nakatira Quezon C?kity Ababta st.bago bantay
    Abra st.bago bantay.kasa
    mbahay po ako.22 years old na po ako.

  52. good day mam. can i take als againe if i already get a deploma i can pass in 2010 als test but my certicate has lost? and my diplema has a wrong spelling in my surname,

    • Hi, Mondragon!

      Normally, lost certificates are replaced upon request without having students repeat the exam. We’re not sure about the Bureau of Alternative Learning System’s policies regarding this matter, though, so it’s best if you’ll contact them directly so they can address your concern.

      :)

  53. My husband would like to take ALS program to have HS Diploma but currently we are here in UAE. Meron po bang on-line study ?

    • Hi, Mrestua!

      The last time we spoke with an ALS coordinator, we were informed that they can make the study materials accessible online depending on the current circumstances of the students.

      The Department of Education also used to conduct assessment exams for OFWs abroad although we’re not sure if they still do today. For that, it’s best if you’ll contact DepEd’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System so they can give you more information.

      :)

  54. Ano po mga requirements para makapagexam.po ako ng als?sa region 111 po ako.thank u

  55. Good day po! Tanong ko kang po sana kung kailan po registration ng exam dito region 1? Thanks po7

  56. Hi po,,meron din po ba kayong branch dito sa angeles pampanga?

  57. hello!i just wanna say thank you sooooo much to alternative learning system.(ALS) im so proud to be one of the product of ALS! hinihikayat ko po sa mga OSY na pgbutihin ang pgaaral lalo pa’t bnigyan tau ng ALS ng Pagkakataon upang maipagpatuloy muli ang ating pgaaral.sikapin poh nten ang mkpagtapos,dhil sbi nga nla EDUCATION is the KEY to SUCCESS.. :) at kpag nkapagtapos ka,pls hwg kalimutan kung saan at sino ang mga taong tumulong sten..hwg blewlain dhil naniniwla ako that EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.. :) thank you soo much ALS!Gob Bless and More Power! :)

    ALS Sanchez Mira Cagayan

  58. Hi,i would like to ask if its possible for me to take ALS, i just finished 3rd year and i want to finished my 4th year to take diploma. actually im in Kuwait, so do you have any suggestion or any suitable for me to take training in ALS here in Kuwait by online?

  59. Hi, I’d just wanna ask if it is possible for me to be taking entrance exams from any college or university (like UP) prior to release of A&E test results? And the moment the results release, could that be the only time I’ll be passing to them required documents like the diploma/certificate of completion? For UP kasi, what I understood is that they’re only gonna let you take the UPCAT if you’ve already passed the A&E test. Pag ganon po kasi, kawawa yung students na gusto mag entrance test kasi they’d be waiting pa for graduation to be eligible to take entrance tests. Especially for schools na August ang entrance tests, then 5 months to a year pa ang results. Sayang po ang panahon. Please help us naman understand the system further po. Thanks!

    • Oo nga po e T.T ito rin yung problema ko!

  60. pls send me a complete copy need lang po for project thanks

  61. pano po kung wla pong form 137 kc po nung 2012 pa po ako nag stop tpos na yolanda pa po sa tanauan leyte ..nde na po ba mkkapag enrool kung wlang ma present na form137?

  62. kelan po ba ung enrollment nxt year salamat po
    tsaka tanong ko na rn po kung wer may mlapt na als dto sa cainta salamat po

  63. sir / maam,
    hi..ask ko lng po kng kailn po ulit ang als.may gsto po sna akong tulungn dhil di po sy mktpos ng 3rd yr hs. lalo n po ngyn nag stop sy dhil nangank ang asawa ny eh 1 r old plg panganay ny tpos bgong anak nnmn.at anu po req..sy po ay nsa tanza cavite san po pede mag ask or mag take don. pls help ty

  64. good day,
    my question is what kind of way you have to do to make you confirm that you are qualified to be with one of the most prepondant to become a gold medalist in ALS?

  65. hi ma’am/sir.. under grad po ako ng high school.. ask ko lang po sana kung may als dito sa pasay or taguig..pano po makapasok? thankyou!

    • Hi, Reymart!

      Try to visit the nearest public elementary school, high school, or barangay hall to your place. ALS classes are usually conducted in those places.

      :)

  66. hello po tnong ko lng po kung ano requirments pg nag enroll sa als
    kung mka graduate na po pde po ba mag enroll sa college?

    • Hi, Mylene!

      You can find the list of requirements on this page:
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      Yes, ALS A& E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs that they want, provided that they pass the admission requirements of the school they are going to enroll at.

      :)

  67. pwede pa po ba humabol sa als n
    gyon? Dto po sa pasay. Tnx

  68. hi po,gusto ko po sanang itanong kung pwede pa pong magtake ng exam ang kuya ko po. nagstop po sya ng 1st year high school at 23 na po sya ngayon. Gusto din po sana nyang magexam. Pwede pa po kaya syang mag exam.

    • Hi, Aira!

      As far as we know, there is no maximum age requirement for taking the ALS A & E exam, so we believe he can.

      :)

  69. hello po pwd po mgtanung kelan po pwd mg enroll sa als gs2 q po kc mktpz at mkatanggap ng diploma pra mka apply aq ng work nd po kc aq nktpz ng high school kya gs2 q po mag aral sa als im 24 year old na po aykong umab0t pa aq sa pagtanda q bag0 mktpz pls help me po san po malapit d2 sa pampanga malabanais,

    • Hi, Chelle!

      We’re sorry, but as much as we’d like to help, we have no available information regarding the enrollment schedule of the ALS program.

      We suggest you call the Bureau of Alternative Learning System / Department of Education directly so they can give you an accurate and detailed response.

      :(

  70. Hello po :)
    Pwedi pa po ba magsimula or mag enrol sa ALS kahit nasa kalagitnaan na po nang taon ?like october po kasi nag stop po ako nang 3rd yr high school last last year pa po.para po mag trabho.kaya nagyon po mag kaka oras na po ako.mag aral .pwedi po ba yon.?

    • Hi, Donna!

      We’re sorry, but as much as we’d like to help, we’re not really sure about that. It’s best if you’ll call the Bureau of Alternative Learning System or the Department of Education directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.

      :(

  71. Pwede po ba kumuha ng bacheLor in eLementary education pag aLs graduate ?

    • Hi, Marijcka!

      ALS A& E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs that they want, provided that they pass the admission requirements of the school they are going to enroll at.

      :)

    • Hi, Marijcka!

      Provided that you meet all the other requirements of the college or university you intend to enroll at, yes, you can.

      :)

  72. im 26 years old i have a young daughter, im looking to my future for my self and my daughter, as my husband will not always be here to take care of us,i need all information of als. i would like to know where the schools are located i leave guadalupe cebu city, thank you for your time, edelyn rehard

    • Hi, Edelyn!

      You can find an overview of the Alternative Learning System on the page below:
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

  73. meron po ba kayong online study sa als? maraming salamat po.

    • Hi, Zhei!

      From what we understood, much of the study materials can be accessed online; however, students are still occasionally (or can also be usually, depending on individual circumstances) required to meet up with their teachers in person.

      That’s just from what we understood, though, so we suggest you get in touch with the nearest school / barangay hall / educational institution that offer ALS in your area so they can give you a more accurate response.

      :)

  74. hai po,. ano po ba yung requirements/qualifications para makapagteach sa ALS?

    • Hi, Apple!

      We’re sorry, but we have no available information regarding the requirements for applying as an ALS instructor. We suggest you call the Bureau of Alternative Learning System or DepEd directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.
      http://www.deped.gov.ph/index.php/bals-contact-us
      :(

  75. hi po., maam, sir ask q lng po kung qualified b aq to continue my college,.kc po graduate aq ng ALS year 2008, i recieved my certificate and my gud moral.kaso po hndi n aq ntuloy mag aral b4 kc nag abroad n aq,den ung certificate q nagamit q nmn s pag apply kahit s ALS lng aq grumaduate,(salamat sa ALS.,den next year po month of may uuwi n aq s pinas,to continue my college., ung certificate at ung gud moral ko n narecieveD ay
    qualified nba un to enroll? thanks.,

    • Hi, Arlene!

      As far as we know, yes, you are. Once you’ve gotten your ALS certificate that certifies that you have the same competencies as those of a traditional high school graduate, you can apply for any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs at any school, college, or university in the Philippines.

      :)

      • maraming salamat po s reply.,nbuhayan po aq ng pag asa dahil s reply nyo po.,need ko pa mag ipon pra s pag aaral ko.,thank you,thank you po and more power.,god bless,.

  76. ALS passer po ako and 2 certificates lng po ang binigay sa akin. The grade card and diploma., but my current school insists a college admission something… i took als sa tacloban pero dito ako sa davao nag aaral… i also remembered that sabi nun nag assist sa akin sa pagkuha ng results ko po ay 2 certificates lng talaga but now, since my school is asking for another, and obviously wala po akonun… so, ano po ba ang dapat kong gawin? Salamat po.

    • Hi, MarshmallowBabe!

      We’re sorry, but we’re not really sure about that. It’s best if you’ll contact DepEd directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.

      :(

  77. Good day sir/maam ask ko lang kung pwede pa ba ako humabol sa enrolment ng als im 35 years hindi ko po natapos ang 3rd year high school dahil luck po ng financial ang mga magulang ko.at marami po kaming mag kakapatid at sa tulad ko po na walang natapus hirap po akung makahanap ng magandang work kaya gusto ko po talaga makapag college kahit 2 years course lang im from quezon city at anu po ang requirements thanks ang GOD BLESS..

    • Hi, Rosell!

      As far as we know, except for the minimum age requirement of 11 years old for elementary dropouts and 15 years old for high school dropouts, anyone can enroll in the ALS program regardless of age.

      You can find more information about the ALS program on the page below.
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

      • Good day maam/sir ask ko lang po if ever po mag exam ngayon dec 14 may mga reviewer po ba kayong binibigay sa mga nais mag take ng exam thanks

  78. Hi gud am ask qlang po if grade 5 lng ntapos q at gusto q mag enrol ng alts pwd po ba? Wat po ba mga req? I’m 29 now,,,

    • Hi, Annika!

      Yes, you can. You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Alternative Learning System, including the basic requirements, on the page below.
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

  79. Good morning, do you offer courses for LCD and LED tv troubleshooting?

    • Hi, Bert!

      Unfortunately, right now, courses related to LCD and LED TV troubleshooting are not yet part of the list of courses being offered by TESDA.

      :(

  80. Ask ko lang, isa lang ba ang teacher sa isang als class? And palipat lipat ba sya ng place?

    • Hi Quelly!

      We’re sorry, but we’re not really sure about that. We suggest you contact DepEd directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.

      :(

  81. hi mam/sir magtatanong lang po ako. kasi nag pasa ako ng scholarship sa samsoncollegeofscienceinstitute sa cubao ung alternative learning system po nag pasa po ako sa kanila sabi nila antayin lng daw po ang tawag wala padin po hagang ngayun simula nung june…

  82. greetings.

    maam,sir

    im 22 years old where can i study collage,while preparing for ALS exam i mean studying collage and also ALS.

    any school here in quezon city?

    i have a friend under grad H.S. taking that kind of program 1st year collage I.T course while in ALS.

    in pasig so far away here in QC.

    • Magandang umaga po ma’am/sir,

      Magtatanung lang po ako, kung my malapit po bang ALS dito sa project 8 ?
      At kailan po pwiding mag,enroll at anu po ‘yung mga requirements?

      Maraming salamat po.

  83. Hi mam/sir i wanted to take the exam directly in ALS, i cannot able to attend the class due to my strict job, i wanted to know if its posible that i can take an exam? Where do i can register and take the exam if posible? Tnx and god bless

  84. Hi, Same with John Louis. Im already 4th year student that didn’t continue my class in senior high. Because of family problem that it’s too hard for my family and also to me. May I ask if when the formal enrollment in ALS can I enroll because I don’t have enough knowledge about this. Please help us and I’ll be waiting for your response. Thanks! :)

  85. Hello I’m John 17 from Cebu city and I’m a forth year high school but I didn’t continue my studies because my my health problem that i am facing right now , suppose to be I’m a first year college then I want to enroll in ALS because in normal school they have another curriculum called k-12 I want to pursue my study but I’m too old for k-12 …. Can I enroll ALS next year .? Did ALS also change their curriculum.?

    • Hi, John Louis!

      We’re sorry, but as much as we’d like to help, we don’t know for sure if the ALS program has also been affected by k-12. We suggest you contact DepEd directly so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.

      :(

  86. Good day
    Ask ko lang san ba may malapit na ALS sa brgy pasong putik maligaya park nova q.c
    Nag tanong na kasi kame aa brgy. Ng pasong putik kaso wala daw silang ALS wala din daw sa munisipyo
    Thanks.

    • Hi, Lady!

      Have you checked with the nearest public elementary/ high school? They also usually conduct ALS classes there.

      :)

  87. Hello po, tanun kulang po anung uneversity po ang pwedi kung pasukan this coming second sem. Als graduate po ako,,, pasado na po ako,,,, :) salamat po in advance sa sagot,,,,, :)

    • Hi, Elleone!

      The ALS A & E certificate is equivalent to a traditional high school diploma, so you should be able to enroll at any college or university in the Philippines. That’s just as far as we know, so you might also want to check with CHED to be sure.

      :)

  88. hello, good day! meron po akong friend na gustong mag aral sa ALS pwede po ba na mag pa register po siya tapos balik nalang po siya sa exam? sa korea po kasi sila nakatira…and if ever na makakapasa po siya, gusto niya din po ipagpatuloy ang college dito sa pinas. passer po ako ng ALS, nag aaral na po ako ng college ngayon, im taking bachelor of arts major in political science. 3rd year na po ako. gusto ko po sanang matulungan yung kaibigan ko… ty po! and GBU!

    • Hi, Abbie!

      According to the ALS official we spoke with, attending the ALS A & E classes is optional, so it’s up to your friend whether she’d attend them first or take the exam right away. ALS coordinators strongly encourage students to go through them first so they can catch up on the things they might have missed out on, though.

      :)

  89. hi po gosto ko po magtanong Kong meron pong ALS sa alabang..that’s all.
    thanks

  90. Hello po gusto ko po mag aral po,dito po ako sa angeles city po, san po ako pede pumunta mag pa regestration, nag start na po ba.san po banda dito ang may als po..salmat po

  91. hello, i just want to ask ano po ba anf official website ng ALS? ngareresearch kasi ako, gustong kong makuha lahat ng detalye tungkol dito, mula sa history hanggang sa volunteers.

    thank you po.

    • Hi, Isabel!

      It seems that the BALS sectionof the DepEd website is still under development. You can find some info about it on the page below, though.
      http://balsontheweb.wikispaces.com/

      :)

  92. Hi,

    ask ko lang po.
    ano po ang mga course na pweding kunin kapag naka tapos ka nang ALS?

    • Hi, Cyril!

      ALS A& E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year degree programs that they want, provided that they pass the admission requirements of the school they are going to enroll at.

      :)

  93. Hi,
    San po meron nag ooffer ng ALS? Taga San Agustin San Fernando, Pampanga po ako.
    Salamat po

    • Hi, Lysame!

      Try to check with the nearest public elementary/ high school or drop by at the nearest barangay hall. That’s where ALS classes are usually conducted.

      :)

  94. Good eve po kung mag sstart po ang pasukan ng june sa als anong buwan po matatapos nagbabakasakali po kasi akong makapasok pa ng second sem sa college if ever makapasa ako at makakuha ng diploma. Hoping for your responce Many thanks :)

    • Hi, Van!

      The ALS A & E classes takes a minimum of 800 hours to complete; however, we’re not sure how they are divided into months and days, and that duration may also change depending on the progress of the students. For a more accurate and detailed response, we suggest you visit the nearest barangay hall or public elementary or high school (they usually offer ALS classes) so they can provide you with more information.

      As for the common requirements, you can find those on the post above.

      :)

  95. good afternoon . i want to apply in ched scholarship 2014 and i am als passers. one tof the requirements in applying the scholarship is my als certificate. how can i apply in scholarship if my als certificate is nnot already issued and released and its needed on or before march 31,2014? thanks.

    • Hi, Kenneth!

      As much as we’d like to help with your concern, we’re not affiliated with DepEd, so we’re afraid we can’t answer that question for you. We suggest you call the nearest DepEd division office to inform them of your situation. Hopefully, they might be able to arrange something for you.

      :)

  96. tumigil ako ng grade 5 pero bago ako mag grade 5 ay tumigil muna ako ng isang taon kaya, 12 years old na ako nung nakapag grade 5 ako. ngayong school year 2014-2015 ay 14 years old na po ako. Ano po ang magiging grade ko grade 7 o grade 8?
    Sorry po kung paulit ulit mali po kasi yung nalagay ko na email at tanong. :)
    Thank you po! Godbless you.

  97. sana poh matangap niu poh to and sna matulongan niu poh ako tnx poh tlga;]

  98. hai good afternoon poh amhf pwede poh vah magtanong kng 3years n poh akong nakapagaral and i want to take the als..magaaral sana ako ng 2nd year high school.and sna poh may malapit nah als poh dto xsa my quezon city poh dto sa project 4.KSE NAGWOWORK POH AKO BLANG katulong poh…kelan poh yung last enroll and san k poh makikita ang mga requirements…tnx poh

    • Hi, Gerlyn!

      Please refer to the link below for answers to FAQs about ALS.
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

  99. hal.po di nkapasa ng exam last october 2013 papasukan po b nya ulit itong 2014 pra mkpg take ulit another chance ng exam?mraming slamat

    • Hi, May!

      According to the ALS official we spoke with before, the ALS classes primarily acts as refresher courses, so enrolling in them is not mandatory. They do encourage those who are interested in taking the test to enroll so they can have a good review before taking the exam, though.

      :)

  100. gud day I just want to ask because I have a friend whos children did not attend any formal education. ages 11 and 7.they live abroad but now they want to bring their children back here in the country to study.. what should they do?. thanks.

    • Hi, Marie!

      As much as we’d like to help, we’re unfortunately not sure how to answer that question. Taking the ALS A & E could be an option, but we’re not sure how that works in the case of individuals who studied abroad.

      If the kids have GEDs, you could probably look for Philippine schools that accepts them, although we personally haven’t encountered one yet. You could also probably try to contact Department of Education’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System to ask how taking the ALS A & E Test goes for students who studied overseas or the Commission on Higher Education to confirm if GEDs issued overseas are recognized in the country.

  101. hello poh san poh bah ako dapat mag enroll ng als tga san roque magalang pampanga poh ako at kelan poh ung starting enrollment ng als….. sna poh mtulungan nyo ako…….

    • Hi, Hazel!

      Please refer to the link below for answers to ALS-related questions.
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/ :)

  102. that my mother past on (als)alternative learning system,the name is linita d. estil,could you please tell me if she past or not on accredit and equivelency test,thank you.

  103. Hello po! itatanong ko lang po kung kailan po yung start po ng ALS po dito sa angeles city pampanga?

    • Hi, Elna!

      We’re sorry, but we don’t have any available information about the schedule of ALS classes. For that, it’s best if you’ll contact the nearest barangay hall or public elementary or high school where they usually conduct ALS classes so they can give you an accurate reply.

  104. My son is in 3rd year now bt was not able to finish this school year. so i decided to send him to als this coming opening.I just wanna inquire on what courses can he get when he plans for college.thank you

    • Hi, Sheina!

      ALS A&E passers can take any two, three, four, or five-year courses in college provided that they meed the admission requirements of the college or university they are enrolling at.

      :)

  105. tanung lng po panu nyo po mllmn kung anu ung equivalent ng grade mu sa als? kc wala nmn nklgy eh ??

  106. my daughter would like to transfer here in Quezon City from Nueva Ecija. she is graduating for High School.. and its already on her 3rd grading period. I inquire a public school here in Quezon City unfortuntely they would no longer accept transferees because its already on the 3rd grading period and she’s a graduating student.. is she qualified to undergo acceleration if this is the case that she is into, I would like to ask where I can register my daughter to have ALS A&E classes?

    • Hi, Fiel!

      We’re sorry, but we’re not really sure about that. It might be best if you’ll contact DepEd so they can give you an accurate response. http://www.deped.gov.ph/index.php/support/contact-us

      :)

  107. hi po…. ask ko lang poh sana kung kailan ang enrollment ng als ngayong darating 2014.. gusto ko sana maka kuha ng diploma para maka pag college poh ako sana poh matulungan nyo ako…..

    • Hi, Hazel!

      Please refer to the link below for answers to ALS-related questions.
      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

    • Hi Catherine,

      You can enroll at any college or university after passing ALS.
      This FAQ might also help: http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/ :)

  108. anytime po ba pwede po mg enrolled sa alternative learning system?gusto ko po kc tapusin pag aaral ko .ng stop po kc ako after ako mkagraduate ng elmentary,gusto ko po ipagpatuloy pag aaral sana po matulungan nyo ko sa problma ko.

    • Hi Grace,

      Please refer to ALS FAQs para sa mga sagot sa mga usual na katanungan: http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/
      :)

  109. gusto ko po sanang mag aral sa als po.dahil gusto ko pong makakuha ng high school diploma at makapag aral ng college.
    kasolang po di ko lam ang address ng als,sana po matulungan nyo po ako sa aking problema.sapagkat gustung gusto ko pong makapag aral ulit…
    dahil nahihirapan p[o akong mag hanap ng trabaho,dahil sa sitwasyon kung to.
    para nadin po maka tulong ako sa aking pamilya,dahl po anhihirapan napo ang aking ina sa pag hahanap buhay para sa mga akpatid ko….
    salamat po..sana po matulungan ninyo ako…

    • Hi Renante,

      Pwede po kayong bumisita sa pinakamalapit na brgy hall or public school para malaman kung san pinakamalapit kumuha ng ALS classes sa lugar nyo.

      http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

      :)

      • gusto ko pung malaman kung saan ang opisina ng ALS…kahit saan po dito sa metro manila?para po makapag tanong po ang ng personal..saamat po…!!

        • Yes. Pwede nyo pong tanungin ang mga nasa barangay hall or public school kung san ang ALS sa lugar nyo.
          Pwede rin po kayong bumisita sa DepEd office. The address you can find at http://www.courses.com.ph/philippine-educational-placement-test-2012/

          :)

  110. Registration for the ALS A & E Test for 2012 is already closed.

    For specific questions and other concerns, please contact BALS through the contact information above or visit any public elementary/high school or barangay hall near you.

    For general questions, please refer to the FAQS. http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/

  111. Good day, I just want to ask if I can take the ALS A&E exam even without attending their classes? I have read in recent articles that the schedule for the exam was October 21, 2012. I have wasted many years not attending school and I want to take this year’s exam. Am I a bit late for registration? Thank you and I’ll be waiting for your reply.

    • Hi, James!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Attending the ALS A & E classes is optional, so it’s up to you whether you’d attend them first or take the exam right away. ALS coordinators strongly encourage students to go through them first so they can catch up on the things they might have missed out on, though.

      Registration ended last July, so that’s probably the case. We’re not sure if BALS gives special consideration to people interested in taking the exam, though, so it’s best if you’ll contact them directly so they can give you an accurate response.

      :)

      • Thanks for the info. I am hoping that they will give that special consideration in my case. One more thing, do they give any reviewers or any book that we can use before the exam? Sorry if I am having a lot of questions, I just don’t know who am I going to ask. Thank you.

        • Hi, James!

          Thanks for coming back.

          Good luck! :)

          We’re not sure about regular books, but ALS A & E classes use modules specifically designed for the program as reference materials. You can find some of those modules on the page below:
          http://balsontheweb.wikispaces.com/Module+Review+Outputs

          Should you have any further questions, you can refer to the FAQs on the page below:
          http://www.courses.com.ph/alternative-learning-system-frequently-asked-questions-als-faqs/
          :)

  112. hi . just wanna ask if where & when can I enroll in ALS next year 2013 ? thankyou .

    • Hi, Czarina!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      The enrollment for ALS A & E classes are supposed to be held everyday, so anytime would probably be fine. As for the location, just visit the nearest public elementary school, public high school, or barangay hall near your place and they’ll tell you where to enroll.

      :)

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