To meet the needs of those students who are not adequately catered for by other Leaving Certificate programmes.
To prepare learners for the demanding transition to adult and working life and to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills of self-reliance, self-knowledge, communication and decision-making.
To recognize the talents of all learners; the programme is responsive to the aptitudes, abilities, needs and interests of students.
To provide a student-centered curriculum that develops literacy, numeracy and teamwork skills within students, via active teaching and learning strategies/methodologies.
To aid the personal and social development of all students.
To prepare the student for life after school, the working world and adult life.
To develop the student’s social awareness and capacity to communicate with others in work/social environments.
To provide students with access to further education and training
To assess the progress of the students on an ongoing basis. Students are assessed throughout the 2 years.