Leaving Cert Physical Education




The PDST Post Primary Physical Education team aims to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all students. 


At present, the Post Primary PE team is providing a two year longitudinal and sustained model of CPD for Phase 2 Leaving Certificate Physical Education teachers. A similar support network will be provided for schools involved in LCPE Phase 3, beginning in May 2021. Applications for LCPE Phase 3 CPD are now closed.


For schools and teachers who are anticipating that they will have a 5th year cohort of LCPE students for the exam cycle of 2022-2024, there will be a Phase 4 LCPE CPD roll out from September 2022. Registration for Phase 4 will open in Spring, 2022.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]



School Support 2020/2021

Application for in-school support

School Support applications have now been re-opened for the current school year as well as in advance of the 2021-2022 school year.


From this September, the PDST PE team will be offering in-school support to interested schools in the area of Teaching and Learning in Senior Cycle PE. This aims to support schools in preparing for the introduction of Senior Cycle PE Framework and Leaving Certification Specification from September 2020. 

The visits can explore areas such as: 


  • Embedding Digital Technology in Senior Cycle PE
  • Understanding the Digital Technology requirements for LCPE 
  • Planning using Learning Outcomes
  • Timetabling for SCPE and LCPE 


Apply now on pdst.ie/schoolsupport 

Webinar on Flipped Classroom

Click on the link here, to see our recent webinar on The Flipped Classroom for remote teaching

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