LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Science, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). 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 of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.
Programme Requirements for students taking Leaving Certificate Examination
At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, one of which must be Irish
Two of the above subjects must be selected from one of the designated Vocational Subject Groupings
Two Link Modules: Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education
A recognised course in a Modern European Language other than Irish or English
Link Module I – Preparation for the World of Work
Students will research and investigate local employment opportunities, develop job seeking skills such as letter writing, CV presentation, interview techniques; gain valuable practical experience of the world of work; interview and work shadow a person in a career area that interests them
Link Module II – Enterprise Education
Students will be involved in setting up and running an enterprise activity; plan and undertake interesting activities that will build self–confidence, creativity, initiative and develop teamwork, communication and computer skills.
How is the LCVP Assessed ?
40% Written Exam
Students must submit a total of 6 items comprising the 4 core items and any two of the optional items
Section 1 Core Items
Enterprise / Action Plan
Section 2 Optional Items
Diary of Work Experience
Recorded Interview /Presentation
Report on “My Own Place”
Written Exam Paper
Section A Audio Visual Presentation
Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C General Questions (four out of six)
Distinction 80% - 100%
Merit 65% - 79%
Pass 50% - 64%
Students can use the LCVP as one of their 6th subjects when calculating points for college
The Universities and Institutes of Technology are awarding the following points:
Distinction 66 points (H4)
Merit 46 points (H6/O2)
Pass 28 points (O4)
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