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Leaving Certification Vocational Programme (LCVP)

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What is the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme?

The goal of the LCVP is to prepare young people for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change.

Students taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills.

These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.

Why choose LCVP?

  • Improve ICT Skills
  • Experience and valuable insight into the World of Work through a week of work experience
  • Preparation for Working Life
  • Preparation of Career Paths
  • Understanding of the Community
  • Understanding of Enterprise and its importance to Business Success

LCVP is Experiential Learning

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The course is divided into two sections:

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

Preparation for the World of Work

  • Students will research and investigate local employment opportunities ​
  • Develop job seeking skills such as Application Letter writing​
  • CV presentation ​
  • Interview techniques ​
  • Gain valuable practical experience of the world of work through a week of work experience ​
  • Interview and work shadow a person in a career area that interests them

Enterprise Education

  • Students will be involved in organisingvisits to local business and community enterprises ​
  • Meet and interview enterprising people on site and in the classroom​
  • Plan and undertake interesting activities that will build self–confidence, creativity, initiative and develop teamwork, communication and computer skills.

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Assessment

Written Examination (40%)

The written examination takes place the first Wednesday in May of 6th Year.

The examination is of two and a half hours duration and 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)

Portfolio of Coursework (60%)

The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March of 6TH Year.

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.

PORTFOLIO OF COURSEWORK

CORE ITEMS

Curriculum Vitae

Career Investigation

Enterprise/Action Plan

Summary Report

OPTIONAL ITEMS (any two)

Diary of Work Experience

Enterprise Report

Recorded Interview/Presentation

Report on My Own Place

Students submit their best 6 Portfolio items.

The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education & Skills.

Certification

LCVP students receive the same certificate as other Leaving Certificate students, but their Certificate includes an additional statement of the results of the LCVP.

CAO points are allocated as follows:

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Jan 30
2023
3rd & 6th YEAR MOCK EXAMINATIONS
Feb 06
2023
COLLEGE CLOSED
Feb 07
2023
Transition Year Work Experience Placements / CAMINO trip(TBC)
Feb 13
2023
COLLEGE CLOSED FOR MIDTERM BREAK
03-Feb-2023
February 6th No. 163
27-Jan-2023
January 30th Bulletin No. 162
20-Jan-2023
January 23rd Weekly Bulletin No. 161
Phibblestown, Clonee, Dublin 15, D15 EY17
 01 640 2403

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