Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme is a two-year programme within the Leaving Certificate. It aims to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme combines academic study and vocational subjects with a focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Students follow the LCVP modules as part of the Leaving Certificate Established programme.
Young people taking the L.C.V.P. have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills will be an asset to the student in any future path they take. All students who meet the criteria and are eligible to participate in the LCVP will take LCVP as an eighth subject. Students participating in the programme will complete a block period of work experience. Entry to this programme is automatic upon selection of a combination of specific Leaving Certificate subjects. Leaving Certificate points are awarded for this programme and accepted in the majority but not all higher education courses. In over 50% of cases in recent years students have used their LCVP points in place of another subject for the purpose of calculating points for CAO.
Subject combinations in our school include
1. Any 2 of the following;
2. Construction Studies, Engineering, Design Communication and Graphics
3. Home Economics and Biology
4. Home Economics and Art
5. Accounting and Business Studies
6. Biology and Phys/Chem
7. Engineering and Business or Accounting
8. Construction Studies and Business or Accounting
9. Home Economics and Business or Accounting
10. Art and Business or Accounting
11. Music and Business or Accounting