The Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency ALS A&S System is a new nonformal education initiative of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports – Alternative Learning System (DepEd-BALS). It provides an alternative means of learning and certification for out-of-school youth (OSY) and adults aged 15 years old and above, who are unable to avail of educational opportunities of the formal school system, or who have dropped out of formal elementary or secondary education.


To empower Filipino out-of-school youth and adults to continue to learn on their own so they may improve their quality of life and that of their family, community and country.


To provide out-of-school youth and adults with learning opportunities by which they may gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enable them to think critically and creatively ; act innovatively and humanely and achieve their learning goals in order to become a contributing member of Filipino society.


The ALS A&E System is characterized by:
»Entry Level Assessment and Counseling of Learners
»Learning Interventions e.g., learning groups, self-instructional modules, individual tutorials, self-study groups, facilitator-aided sessions, resource speakers, etc.
»Learning Assessment and Evaluation
»Certification of Learners
»Accreditation of Learning Programs
»Articulation of the ALS A&E System with institutions offering tertiary education, vocational training and other post-secondary education programs.


I. ALS A&E Curriculum Framework – which contains a learning continuum of essential skills, knowledge, attitudes and values desired for nonformal basic education and designed to be comparable to the formal school system.

II. ALS A&E Learning Materials – comprising learning modules, audio tapes, print and non-print supplementary materials for elementary and secondary levels.

III. ALS A&E Learning Support Delivery System – using inter-agency partnership with NGOs, LGUs, SUCs and other organizations to provide learners a range of flexible learning support services in order that they may continue their learning outside of the formal school system and upgrade their skills and competencies in preparation for taking the ALS A&E tests.

IV. ALS A&E Accreditation and Equivalency Testing – which is based on the ALS A&E Curriculum Framework and designed to provide two levels of certification of learning achievements comparable to the formal elementary and secondary system.


The ALS A&E System uses a truly nonformal curriculum based on five learning areas known as “learning strands”

1. –Communication Skills
2. –Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
3. –Sustainable Use of Resource/Productivity

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12 Responses to “Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency-ALS A&E”  

  1. 1 michelle gecoso

    gud mornig…i just want to know if i passed the ALS examination last october 26,2008 in Bay NHS laguna,pls send to my email add..thank you

  2. 2 kenneth sosoban

    ask ko lang po kung may result naba sa test namin noong nov.2009 ,, f meron pki e-mail lang po,, i’m from region 7 in bohol

  3. 3 allen merida

    san po makakauha ng libreng module als . maraming salamat po…….

  4. 4 victoria carmen

    hello,, gud morning pohh ask ko lang poh if kailan poh mag take ng exam sa als for highschool what date poh this sept,, kasi pohh gusto ko poh kumuha ng exam saan pa poh ang may ibang examan dito poh kasi me now sa ermita manila thanks poh

  5. 5 irish moratilla

    hi ask ko lang po kung saan po ko pwede kumuha ng als for highschool taga quezoncity po ako mindanao avenue slmat po

  6. 6 Yolanda Brito Vela

    Hello..good day…gusto ko pong mag inquire about ALS..Maaari po bang sa bahay lamang mag aral? May ALS po dito sa amin sa Calauag Quezon, di pa naman po ako nakapagtanong personally pero gusto ko pong malaman kung maaari bang sa bahay lamang mag aral ang studyante ng ALS…Meron po kase akong mga kabataang nais ipasok, mga kabataang pinabayaan ng kanilang mga magulang.Ano po ba ang mga dapat gawin upang makapasok sa ALS at ano ang mga requirements.Thank you very much.

  7. 7 geline abarientos

    Hi good day..mam @ sir gusto ko lng po mag inquire about sa ALS…may exam po ba po ngaung month of MAY sa bikol region..dapat po kasi 2nd yr highschool na ko kaso tumigil ako..hope you’ ll reply my email..

  8. 8 princess alla

    d2 po s ALS NASUGBU EAST DISTRICT s BATANGAS s pmamahala ni MR.FELIX ATIENZA kmi ay ngbbyad s kanya ng 400 pesos s akin pong pgkk alm ang ALS ay libreng pg aaral pr s mga gustong mkpg aral..tlg po bng dpat kming mgbayad s knila…knino po ky kmi dpat lumpit pr maidulog ang aming reklamo….

  9. 9 liza bulalacao

    ask ko lng po kung saan po sa sta rosa ang location ng ALS?

  10. 10 alma

    meron po ba sa calamba ng ALS,.f meron po,.san po ang office nila and where to inquire personaly,.tnx

  11. 11 maria carl

    from angeles city po ako,,saan school pwedeng magpa register at kelan po start ng schooling?

  12. 12 rosanalie bautista

    saan po ako pwede kumuha ng exam dito sa sta.rosa laguna po….wait ko po reply nyo…..thank you po

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