Leaving Cert Vocational

LCVP is an enhanced Leaving Certificate

In addition to the core and optional subjects offered as part of the Leaving Certificate, students pursuing the Leaving Certificate Vocational study two link modules.

  • Preparation for the world of work
  • Enterprise Education

There is a strong focus on self-directed learning. Active teaching and learning methodologies are hallmarks of the programme. Typical LCVP activities include: invited visitors, site visits, case studies, team enterprise, work experience, using computers and video interviews. Students develop a range of key transferable skills including team working, critical thinking, flexibility, communication, initiative & enterprise, leadership and the motivation to learn. These skills are equally relevant to young people progressing to further study, working for themselves or going directly into employment.


To be eligible for the above programme students must select one of the following combinations from our school’s range of optional subjects.

  •  Physics & Technology
  •  Technology & Economics or Business
  •  Home Economics, Agricultural Science, Biology (any two)
  • Agricultural Science & Technology
  • Home Economics & Art
  • Art & Accounting or Business


  •  Home Economics & Economics or   Business
  • Agricultural Science & Accounting or Economics
  • Accounting or Economics or Business (any two)
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (any two)
  • Agricultural Science & Physics or Biology
  • Music & Accounting or Business

Assessment and Certification of the link modules

The assessment comprises two elements

  1. Written Examination – 40%
  2. Portfolio of Coursework – 60%

Distinction (80% – 100%)

Merit          (65% – 79%)

Pass            (50% – 64% )

University / I.T. points

                       66  (H4)

                       46  (H6/O2)

                       28  (O4)

LCVP students receive the same certification as established Leaving Certificate students. In addition their certificates include an additional statement of the results of the Link Modules.