Leaving Cert Vocational Programme The primary goal of the LCVP is to prepare young people for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.
Programme Requirements for students: •At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, one of which must be Irish plus the Link Modules •Two of the above subjects must be selected from one of the designated Vocational Subject Groupings •Link Modules: Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education ( in addition to Five subjects) •A recognised course in a Modern European Language other than Irish or English: •Students must take the language class for a minimum of one class period per week or equivalent over the two years of the programme within school time.
LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate Traditional. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Assessment (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%). The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March of 6th year. The written assessment takes place the first Wednesday in May of the Leaving Certificate Year.
LINK MODULES - PORTFOLIO OF COURSEWORK •Curriculum Vitae •Career Investigation •Enterprise/Action Plan •Summary Report •Diary of Work Experience •Recorded Interview
Link Mudules Subject Groupings (as specified by Dept of Education & Science):
Accounting, Business, Economics (any two)
Art and Accounting or Business or Economics
Biology and Chemistry or Physics
Biology, Home Economics, Agricultural Science (any two)
Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or Business or Economics
Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Physics
Construction Studies and Design & Communication Graphics
Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics
Home Economics and Art
Music and Accounting or Business or Economics
Physics and Chemistry.
Art and Design & Communication Graphics
Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or DCG
Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics
Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics