Programmes – LCVP

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise. We introduced this programme in 2008, as part of our on-going commitment to curriculum development within the school.

Currently 72 of our students at 5th and 6th year levels are involved in this course.


To prepare students for adult life and for career development. Course work involves preparation of curriculum vitae, visits to local enterprises, inviting local entrepreneurs to visit the school and report writing.


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. Students follow the established Leaving Certificate curriculum along with 2 extra link modules.

Link modules involve portfolio course work (70%) and a final examination in May of 6th year (30%).

The Link Modules are recognised for points purposes by the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The points are allocated as follows:

Grade Universities and Institutes of Technology Award
70 points
50 points
30 points