Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Site. The PDST LCVP team aims to  provide high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils/students. The site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional developments provided by the PDST. Please feel free to browse through the sections.



Notice - LCVP Case Study


The LCVP case study 2023  is available on the State Examination Commission website. 

Please find the link


or download here LCVP Case study 2023


Due to circumstances beyond our control the LCVP case study workshops, along with other events, have had to be cancelled for this academic year.



The Scoilnet Learning path available here may support student engagement with the 2023 case study.


 Mindmap -  Mindmap for 2023 





A recent announcement from Minister Norma Foley announced details of the planned reform of senior cycle.


Arising from this announcement, students starting 5th year in the academic year 2022/2023 may access the LCVP without having to meet the subject-specific criteria. This removes the need to choose two subjects from the designated Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs) and the need to follow a recognised course in a Modern European Language (other than Irish or English).


A revised programme statement is now available reflecting these changes and can be found at


Documents providing guidance and information for Leaving Certificate 2022/2023 were recently published by the Department of Education. These documents outline very important information in relation to mediating curriculum and changes to assessment for 2022/2023. The documents offer key information relating to assessment arrangements, final examinations and much more.  Full details can be found at 



Support for LCVP


Seminars, Workshops and School Support
Introduction to the Link Modules (Seminar) This seminar is intended to support those teachers/co-ordinators who are new to the programme and focuses on teaching, learning and assessment in the Link Modules. Click here to access the PDST Event Booking page.
Teaching and Learning in the Link Modules (Workshop) This workshop is intended to support those teachers/co-ordinators who are new to the programme and focuses on teaching, learning and assessment approaches which can enhance the students experience of the LCVP. Click here to access the PDST Event Booking page.
The Case Study Workshop This workshop is intended to explore the case study in a collabortive manner which allows space for teachers to consider the approaches and technologies that can be harnessed to support student learning in the classroom. Click here to access the PDST Event Booking page.
School Support Service  This service offered by the PDST allows your school to apply for bespoke support provided by an advisor in a one to one situation in those areas you feel are most relevant. Click here to access the school support section of this website.



Other Supports

This website contains a number of resources which are useful in the teaching learning and assessment of the Link Modules. Click here to access Scoilnet.




The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children. Click here to access the website of the NCSE.




Stay Informed


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Esther Herlihy is the administrator for LCVP and is based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath. Esther can be contacted on 046 907 8382 or


LCVP New School - Application Form




Click here to download a copy of this form.



Career Skills Competition and the TY Work Experience






There is a link below to the competition area on CareersPortal.

Career Skills Competition



CareersPortal - Search for Work Experience Placements

The Work Experience area of the site can be accessed here.