This is a highly recommended element of the Leaving Certificate Programme for all pupils whose subject choice at Leaving Certificate meets the criteria for LCVP.
About the LCVP
The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is an intervention designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme was introduced in 1994 in response to the challenge placed on Ireland’s education system by a changing work and business environment. The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise. This two-year programme is part of an expanded provision that aims to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs at senior cycle.
Throughout the programme students are encouraged to:
These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.
The strong vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by arranging Leaving Certificate subjects into Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs) and through the provision of additional courses of study in work preparation and enterprise known as the Link Modules.
Programme Requirements for students taking Leaving Certificate Examination from 2004 onwards
What is a recognised Modern European language course for LCVP students?
The school has the discretion in this case – there are various options open to students.
They can take a language at Junior Certificate level or they can follow one of the FETAC language modules or the language teacher can devise a school programme in the language.
Students must take the language class for a minimum of one class period per week or equivalent over the two years of the programme within school time.
Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs)
Two subjects are selected from one of the Vocational Subject Groupings. These subjects provide students with a focus for developing vocational skills and exploring their career options.
The Specialist Groupings consist of subjects which complement one another naturally. The Services Groupings comprise subjects which complement one another in a commercial context.
Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs) 2011/2012
All students will have the opportunity to take L.C.V.P. ( Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme). This has three classifications – Distinction Merit and Pass, and a distinction is worth 70 points. Students are expected to take LCVP except by permission of the Principal. LCVP is accepted by all Irish Universities, except Queen’s University Belfast.
Our Leaving Certificate Curriculum offers an excellent range of subjects allowing pupils access the diverse range needed to equip students for education in the 21st Century.