Leaving Cert Vocational

L.C.V.P.- Links Module not offered 2016/17

(5th and 6th Year)

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP), or Leaving Cert Technical Programme, is an enhanced Leaving Certificate which was introduced in 1994 with a strong vocational element that concentrates on vocational subjects. (An extra subject offered to students who have certain combinations of Leaving Cert. Subjects). It gives you the opportunity to realise your potential for self-directed learning, innovation and enterprise. You take five subjects (including two vocational subjects), a Modern European Language and link modules on Enterprise Education, Preparation for Work and Work Experience.

It combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate with three extra Link Modules:

(a) Preparation for the World of Work
(b) Work Experience
(c) Enterprise Education

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 leaving Cert. 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.

Assessment, which is at a common level, comprises two elements, a Terminal Examination Paper and a Portfolio of Coursework.

LCVP students are awarded the same certification as is used in the Leaving Certificate (established). An additional statement of the grade received for the link modules is appended to that certification. Grades for the Link Modules are presented in the following categories :-
Distinction (80 – 100%)
Merit (65 – 79%)
Pass (50 – 64%)


The Links Modules result can be submitted for a candidates 6th subject in the Leaving Certificate for University and Institute of Technology CAO points purposes. Further information on LCVP is available on www.lcvp.ie