Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, 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 commence their own business sometime in the future.

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Syllabus and Guidelines




LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%). 

The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March. The written examination takes place the first Wednesday in May of the Leaving Certificate Year.  The examination is of two and a half hours duration and consists of three sections which are outline below.

The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:

Section A Audio Visual Presentation
Section B Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C General Questions (4 out of 6)

The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate.  The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education & Skills.


Curriculum Vitae
  Career Investigation
  Enterprise/Action Plan
  Summary Report


Diary of Work Experience
  Enterprise Report
  Recorded Interview/Presentation
  Report on My Own Place

Over 15,600 students participate each year and interestingly over 80 percent of students use their LCVP as their  best sixth subjects for points.


Click on each icon below for advice and guidelines to prepare you for exams.

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Click on the picture below for detailed information about completing the portfolio.

Further information can be found here and here.