LCVP - Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme



LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to commence their own businesssometime in the future.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


LCVP Case Study Workshops April 2018



Attention TY, LCVP, LCA, Leaving Cert and students studying through the medium of Irish!


Have you completed a work experience placement? If so, tell us about the skills you learnt on your placement and be in with the chance of winning a Mac Book Air and €1,000 for your school.


The National Career Skills competition 2018 is celebrating its 10 years anniversary this year and you have 9 days more to submit your applications.  So, hurry up and submit your application and be in with a chance to win some great prizes and celebrate your win at the awards ceremony in the Department of Education and Skills with Minister Bruton on 9th May 2018.




Have you got what it takes to join our list of winners?

This exciting competition promotes the importance of Career Skills and encourages the value of career research. It gives students the chance to reflect on the skills they developed during their work experience, and how those skills can help them in their future career.


Why do I need to know my skills?

Being able to describe your skills is critically important when it comes to activities such as job interviews and creating your CV. Gaining some real-life work experience and using what you learned to help you identify important “career” or “employability” skills is one of the most effective ways of building your skill-set. Even more important is being able to communicate what you learned. This competition is designed to help you identify the career skills that you developed during your work experience and communicate these effectively at an interview or on your CV. To find out more about career skills click here.


How to Enter:

In order to enter you must complete a work experience placement. Entrants need to complete a career investigation and discuss the skills they discovered while on work placement. You can download the application guidelines here:

You can enter online (you need to create a free CareersPortal account first), 

by email:

or post to: CareersPortal, College House, 71-73 Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.


The closing date for the competition is 23rd March 2018.


Shortlists will be announced at the end of April and the winners will be contacted in the first week of May.

The competition is developed by CareersPortal, and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), TY, LCVP and LCA Programmes. The competition is sponsored by McDonald's People.


For more information on this competition click here.


Best of luck!


Key Dates for 2018


LCVP Completion Date for Link Modules Portfolio - Wednesday, 7th March, 2018


LCVP Link Modules Written Examination - Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018



Subject Analysis Spreadsheet

Click here to download a copy of the subject analysis spreadsheet for Link Modules


Coordinators/Teachers Planning Template



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This is a draft planning template to help you keep your resources together and you can edit, delete and add to.


Frequently Asked Questions
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Past Case Studies



Click here to download a copy of this booklet

Careers Skills Competition


Click here to find information about the career skills competition


New - LCVP Games

Please click on the links below to access a number of games based on the LCVP


CV and Action Plan


Career Investigation and Summary Report


Work Experience and Recorded Interview


Enterprise Report and My Own Place


How to create your own games

State Examination Commission 2017 - LCVP Results


The numbers taking the subject over the past five years and the grades awarded are shown in the following table:
































2017 1,542 7,793 3,942 748 14,025




Please find State Examination Commission press release

NEW CAO Points Scale



LCVP New Grades

Distinction H4  
Merit H6 O2
Pass   O4


NEW CAO Points ScaleINUO


Overview of the LCVP


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For additional information about LCVP, click here


Refresher Workshop Presentation


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Teaching the LCVP 


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LCVP Analysis Spreadsheet


The following table provides a link the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Analysis Spreadsheet that should be used in conjunction with overall planning and Self Evaluation strategies within the school.

Click here to find the 2017 Link Modules Subject Analysis Spreadsheet








Register your details with the PDST Business and LCVP so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information.





To avail of school based support for  LCVPFollow this link to our online school based support application form. 



CareersPortal:  Please click here. A website to assist LCVP students with their career investigation and work placement preparation.


Work Experience: Please click here. Looking for work placements, apply online to the above website provided by CareersPortal.


Enterprise Manual: Please click here. Enterprise resource.




Adminstrator: Esther Herlihy,  Tel:  +353 46 9078382 , Fax: +353 46 9078385


iIf you are considering introducing the LCVP in your school, please complete the application form.