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Visual Graphic Design NC III (Full Program)

The Visual Graphic Design (VGD) NC III program is designed to develop & enhance the knowledge, skills, & attitudes of a Visual Graphic Design Provider in accordance with industry standards. It covers the basic & common competencies in addition to the core competencies such as to develop designs for logo, develop designs for print media, develop designs for user interface and user experience as well as develop designs for product packaging and booth & product window display.

Method of Teaching

Full Online, Self-paced, with consultations via video conferencing platforms.

What will be covered

Basic, Common, and Core Competencies comprise the Visual Graphic Design NC III program:

Basic Units of Competency are as follows (Integrated with 21st Century Skills) :

  • BUC1: Lead workplace communication
  • BUC2: Lead small teams
  • BUC3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques in the workplace
  • BUC4: Work in a diverse environment
  • BUC5: Propose methods of applying learning and innovation in the organization
  • BUC6: Use information systematically
  • BUC7: Evaluate occupational safety and health work practices
  • BUC8: Evaluate environmental work practices
  • BUC9: Facilitate entrepreneurial skills for micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMEs)

Common Units of Competency:

  • CUC1: Apply Quality Standards
  • CUC2: Perform computer operations

Core Units of Competency:

  • COC1: Develop designs for a logo
  • COC2: Develop designs for print media
  • COC3: Develop designs for user experience
  • COC4: Develop designs for user interface
  • COC5: Develop designs for product packaging
  • COC6: Design booth and product/window display

Entry Requirements


  • Must have completed at least 10 yrs. basic education or an alternative learning systems (ALS) certificate of completion with grade 10 equivalent holder.
  • Must have drawing and drafting skills.
  • Can communicate either oral and written
  • Must have computer operation skills and at least 1 graphic software knowledge and skills.
  • Must pass the aptitude and artistic/talent determination test given by the institution

Institutional Requirements:

  1. Computer with the following software already installed:
    • Adobe Photoshop or Gimp
    • AdobeIllustrator or Inkscape
    • AdobeInDesign or Scribus
    • Adobe Dimension
    • Adobe XD / Sketch
    • Autodesk Sketchbook
    • TextEdit, Microsoft Word or any Open Office
  2. Must have stable internet connection
  3. Adobe Apps for Graphic Design bundle course or get tested for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)***

*** This is a pre-requisite course before taking any Core Modules. Students may also submit requirements and get tested for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have experience using the 3 programs or similar platforms.


  • Duly accomplished Learners Profile Form (MIS 03-01)
  • Four pieces of passport-size colored photo
    • white background
    • shirt with collar
    • with name in front (digital text is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of any valid government ID (showing the correct spelling of your full name).
  • Photocopy of birth certificate

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Visual Graphic Design NC III training program offers RPL for existing competencies. The RPL framework enables easier participation in the training by acknowledging skills and knowledge obtained through prior experience, such as in the workplace.

To be eligible for RPL, candidates must provide:

  1. Evidence of relevant knowledge and skills (e.g. employment certificate, training certificates related to the program)
  2. Pass an Institutional Assessment

The Institutional Assessment evaluates a trainee’s mastery of competency units and is conducted by a trainer before each module starts. Upon satisfactory completion of each core competency unit, a Certificate of Competency will be awarded.

To inquire, please email tesda@pcci.edu.ph.

Assessment and Certification

1.) The Visual Graphic Design NC III qualification can be obtained by earning Certificates of Competency (COCs) in the following areas:

  • COC 1: Develop designs for logo and print media
  • COC 2: Develop designs for user experience and user interface
  • COC 3: Develop designs for product packaging
  • COC 4: Design booth and product window/display

2.) Upon obtaining all COCs, trainees must complete the National Assessment. To earn the National Certificate (NC) in Visual Graphic Design NC III, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in all core units of competency during the National Assessment.


  • Access to the Learning Management System (LMS), which contains the lectures and activities for this module
  • FULL LMS access to the complete Visual Graphic Design NC III program
  • FREE National Assessment
  • When the training and national assessment are successfully completed, a TESDA Certificate of Training will be issued
  • Lifetime FREE refresher when the training is successfully completed
  • PCCI Alumni discount when the training is successfully completed
VISUAL GRAPHIC DESIGN NC III Program and ModulesDurationScheduleFeesRegistration
Visual Graphic Design NC III (Full Program)63 daysMay 8-Aug 10₱60,000.00Full Online
VGD NC III Module 1 (COC 1): Develop Designs for Logo19 days ***May 8-Jun 1₱18,500.00Full Online
VGD NC III Module 2 (COC 2): Develop Designs for Print Media9 days ***Jun 5-15₱8,700.00Full Online
VGD NC III Module 3 (COC 3 & 4): Developing Designs for User Experience + Use Interface17 days ***Jun 19-Jul 11₱16,500.00Full Online
VGD NC III Module 4 (COC 5): Develop Designs for Product Packaging8 days ***Jul 17-26₱7,500.00Full Online
VGD NC III Module 5 (COC 6): Design Booth and Product/Window Display9 days ***Jul 31-Aug 10₱8,800.00Full Online
*** The training duration for the modules do not include the basic and common units of competencies. Trainees may complete these anytime at their own pace within 1 month from the start of their training.


May 08 2023 - Aug 10 2023


8:00 am - 5:00 pm




Online Learning

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes, and skills in operating a camera and composing a subject; setting up studio lights, equipment, and accessories; performing post-production stages; and presenting finished products in accordance with the industry standards.