The Leaving Certificate Applied is structured around three main key areas;
- Vocational Preparation,
2. Vocational Education
3. General Education
These three elements are interrelated and interdependent. This programme is characterised by educational experiences of an active, practical and student-centred nature.
How is the programme structured?
Each year of the programme is divided into two sessions. Therefore there are four sessions throughout the two years. Each two –year cycle is broken up as follows
Year 1 Session 1
September – January
Year 1 Session 2
February – June
Year 2 Session 3
Year 2 Session 4
February – June
- The course is made up of modules. Modules are short programmes of study from various subjects that are
offered in the programme.
- Key Assignments must be completed at the end of each module.
- Credits will be awarded for successfully completed key assignments
- Each student must have 90% attendance during each session of the course.
- Credits will not be awarded to students who do not have 90% attendance
What is a Student Task?
A student task is a practically orientated activity, which takes the student a minimum of 10 hours to complete. There are seven tasks to be completed over the two- year course. Each student must prepare a written report on each task completed. A maximum of 10 credits can be awarded for each task. An examiner from the Department of Education will visit the school and interview the students on their task.
Students will attend Work Experience every Friday over the course of the 2 yrs. Placements may change in line with the change of sessions. We would advise that students have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 placements.