List of Popular TESDA Courses for Filipinos

Are you looking for TESDA courses to enroll this year?

TESDA offers various courses in different categories. If you are currently in a similar field of work or you are just starting out, this list of TESDA courses will help you decide what course to enroll.

This list of courses from TESDA includes the most common or popular courses only. If your desired course is not on the list, feel free to visit the official website of TESDA to search for it.

Beauty and Grooming

If you’re currently working in a barber shop or a beauty salon and you want to enhance your skills, you may consider taking the following courses. If you don’t have experience in these jobs, don’t worry because you can enroll in these courses too.

  • Barbering NC II
  • Beauty Care NC II, and NC III
  • Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II, and NC III
  • Hairdressing NC II, and NC III

Food and Beverage Services

If you are passionate about cooking or you want to work in any area related to HRM or Tourism, these courses are for you.

  • BartendingNC II, and Barista NC II
  • Bread and pastryProduction NC II
  • Commercial CookingNC III, and NC IV
  • Cookery NC II
  • Culinary Arts Course
  • Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV


Office Admin / Call Center

If you want to enhance your admin skills or you want to work in the call center, enrolling in any of the following courses will help you land the job that you desire.

  • Contact Center Services NC II (Call Center)
  • Customer Services NC II
  • Front office services NC II
  • Bookkeeping NC III

Foreign Languages

Whether you just want to learn a new language to add to your skill set or you need to learn the language as a requirement for a job opportunity, these courses will help you achieve that goal. TESDA offers 5 foreign languages including:

  • Korean
  • Japanese – Nihongo
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • English

Carpentry, Construction, and Engineering

These skills are highly in demand abroad especially in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Middle East with high salary offer. If you want to increase your chances of getting hired in carpentry, welding, and plumbing, then you should take any of these courses and get the national certification.

  • Carpentry NC II and NC III
  • Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
    Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
  • Submerged Arc Welding NC I, and NC II



If you are into automotive and you want to get national certification, these courses are for you. This will help you improve your skills and have an edge when you apply for larger companies here in the Philippines and abroad with promising compensation.

  • Auto Body Painting Finishing NC I, NC II, and N CIII
  • Auto Engine Rebuilding NC II
  • Automotive Body Repairing NC II
  • Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II and NC III
  • Automotive Mechanical Assembly NC II and NC III
  • Automotive servicing NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Automotive Wiring Harness Assembly NC II


For seafarers who want to get hired immediately or get that well-deserved promotion, enrolling these courses would be an advantage.

  • Able Seafarer Deck NC II (II-5)
  • Able Seafarer Engine NC II (III-5)

Other Popular TESDA Courses

  • Caregiving NC II
  • Dressmaking(Casual) NC II
  • Tailoring (Casual) NC II
  • Hilot (Wellness) NC II
  • Massage Therapy NC II
  • Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Domestic Work NC II

Most of these courses are available for free in local communities. In our parish church, Dressmaking is offered for free to qualified enrollees.

To know if there are available TESDA courses in your area, you may visit your barangay hall and inquire about it.

Again, this is this is not a complete list of TESDA Courses. If you’re interested in enrolling in another course that is not on the list, click this link to visit the TESDA website.

To search for the course or TESDA Registered Program, enter the course, for example (game development), the school, and the location.

Or just simply type the keyword for the course then click search and it will give you the list of related courses with the schools and locations where the course is available.

TESDA has also released the list of newly registered courses in February 2017.

TESDA offers these skills training program to help Filipinos achieve their dreams by learning in-demand skills and increase their chances of employment not only here in the Philippines but also in other countries worldwide.

So, if you want to take your skills to the next level and land that dream job, take the TESDA courses now.

e-TESDA Online Courses

If you’re currently abroad or you have no time to enroll in the actual training, you may also enroll in e-TESDA online courses. You can do this wherever you are with your computer, tablet, or smartphone and internet connection.

And when you’re ready, you can take the actual training or take the national certification.

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