The L.C.V.P. is an enhanced Leaving Certificate. It combines the academic strengths of the established Leaving Certificate with a new and dynamic focus on enterprise, the world of work, information technology and languages. Typically an L.C.V.P student will take seven Leaving certificate subjects (including a modern European Language) with the two Link Modules – Preparation for the world of work and Enterprise Education. The modules strengthen the vocational dimension and make links between the Leaving Certificate subjects and the real world. This gives students a better understanding of what they are studying and why they are studying it.

The programme aims to prepare students for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense and are able to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. It promotes the skills and qualities of self-reliance, innovation and enterprise which will be relevant to students in further education, in employment or self-employment. Through active learning students also learn to take responsibility for their own learning, to communicate well, to work as part of a team, to work with adults in business and to use computers and audio-visual equipment.

The Link Modules are assessed as a single unit through a terminal examination paper and Portfolio of Course work. The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of the total marks. It is compiled over the two years of the Leaving Certificate and is assessed at the end of the final year. 40% of the marks are allocated to the terminal examination which usually takes place in May of the Leaving Certificate Year.

L.C.V.P. students receive the same certificate as other Leaving Certificate students but heir certificate includes an additional statement of the results of the Link Modules

The Link Modules are recognized in point’s terms by Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The skills acquired by students who have followed the L.C.V.P. are valued both by third level Institutions and employs. Those involved in third level education would say that skills such as planning, researching, and writing repost and making presentation are a key to a student’s success. Employers need workers who are well-educated, good communicators, mullet-skilled and able to work in a team and so they aerie enthusiastic about the L.C.V.P.

Eligibility for L.C.V.P. is dependent upon the student’s subject choices. Students will be informed of their eligibility as soon as the information becomes available.


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