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LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate). The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to commence their own business sometime in the future.

Programme Requirements for students:

  • At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, one of which must be Irishplus 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:

Specilaist Groupings

  • Construction Studies- Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics; Technology - Any Two
  • Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
  • Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
  • Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
  • Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two
  • Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option
  • Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry
  • Art - Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication Graphics


  • LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%).
  • The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March. The written examination takes place the first Wednesday in May of the Leaving Certificate Year. The examination is of two and a half hours duration and consists of three sections which are outline below.
  • The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:
  • Section AAudio Visual Presentation
    Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
    Section C General Questions (4 out of 6)
  • The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate. The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education & Skills.

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