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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

This is a senior cycle programme which students may take as part of the Traditional Leaving Certificate. It focuses on preparing students for the workplace. During this two year programme two link modules are covered: The World of Work & Enterprise Education. These link modules endeavour to identify the strong vocational links between students’ optional subjects. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in a work experience module.

A portfolio of project work is also compiled and each student must sit a written exam in the May of Leaving Cert year.

Grades achieved in LCVP are recognised as part of the Leaving Certificate and as such are recognised by all 3rd level institutions. The grades are as follows:

LCVP Grade.                                      Points

Distinction.                                            68

Merit.                                                     46

Pass                                                       28

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) 2021/2022

Specialist Groupings

1 Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics; Technology  – Any Two 
2 Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
3 Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics
4 Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry 
5 Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology – Any Two
6 Home Economics and Art – Design Option or Craft Option
7 Accounting; Business; Economics – Any two  
8 Physics and Chemistry
9 Biology and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry

10 Biology and Agricultural Science

11 Art – Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication Graphics

Services Groupings

12 Engineering or Technology or Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or Business orEconomics
13 Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics
14 Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics
15 Art  Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics
16 Music and Accounting or Business or Economics

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