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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The LCVP is similar to a standard Leaving Certificate but with a strengthened vocational dimension. Vocational refers to the development of a range of skills which can be used in a broad range of situations/jobs.

Some of these skills include:

  • Team/Group Working
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Basic Skills (Including IT)
  • Motivation to Learn
  • Initiative and Enterprise

These skills are equally relevant to young people progressing to further study, working for themselves or going directly into employment.

The LCVP comprises two modules:

  1. Enterprise Education
  2. Preparation for the World of Work

These two modules are covered in two classes per week. Students should choose their subjects based on their intended career and then see if these fit into the subject groupings for LCVP.

In order to study the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme students’ subjects must include a Modern European Language and two subjects from the Vocational Subject Grouping.

The Link Modules are graded on both a written exam (May of Leaving Cert Year) and a Portfolio of Coursework which is written over the two years.

Written exam: 40%

Portfolio: 60%

The Link Modules grading system:




Subject Equivalent


80% - 100%

66 Points



65% - 79%

46 Points

H6 / O2


50% - 64%

28 Points


Vocational Subject Groupings

In order to be eligible for the LCVP, students must choose two subjects from one of the numbered options below. (As offered in Castleisland Community College)

  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Biology and Physics
  • Home Economics and Biology
  • Home Economics and Art
  • Home Economics and Business
  • Ag Science and Biology or Chemistry
  • Ag Science and Home Economics
  • Ag Science and Accounting or Business or Economics

Subjects must be chosen as they are grouped together on the list above. You cannot mix the subject groups.

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Members of the Castleisland Community College Student Council who have been cited, with their guidance counsellor, Juanite Lovett, as being instrumental in the college gaining its fourth Ambassador School Award. Included are from
Tonbwee, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
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