The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a senior cycle Programme of the Department of Education & Science, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established).
The strong vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by arranging Leaving Certificate subjects into Vocational Subject Groupings and through the provision of two additional courses of study in work preparation and enterprise, known as the Link Modules.
Candidates 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 start their own business.
Programme Requirements for the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, which is of two years' duration, are as follows:
As an LCVP student;
- You must take a minimum of five Leaving Certificate Subjects (at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation Level) including Irish
- Two of the above must be selected from one of the designated Vocational Subject Groupings listed in the table below.
- You must study the two Link Modules, namely Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education.
- You will be required to follow a recognised course in a Modern European Language (other than Irish or English).
- Students opting for an alternative to the Leaving Certificate Modern European Language or who are exempt from studying Irish must take an additional subject to ensure a minimum of 5 Leaving Certificate subjects.