Mount St Michael Secondary School

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

LCVP is a programme which strengthens the vocational dimension of the existing Leaving Certificate. It promotes the development of a range of transferable skills and acts as a connecting link between several Leaving Certificate subjects.

It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and to become more innovative and enterprising. It helps students realise that they need to have a willingness to learn, to be part of a team, and develop skills for the adult working environment. All students who qualify with the correct subject combinations are entered for LCVP.

LCVP students take at least five LC subjects, included in this must be the study of Irish and a modern European language.

The revised Link Module Programme consists of two link modules –Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education. It aims to provide the students with a general knowledge of the world of work, the skills to find employment and experience work in an adult working environment. It tries to provide a link between vocational subjects and their relevance in the business community. It helps students identify their own personal skills and young entrepreneurs amongst us are encouraged to develop that skill.

The LCVP programme is also beneficial to students because of the recognition it gets from Universities and Institutes of Technology for CAO points.

In 2017 81% of students who sat the LCVP used it for points to gain access to third level courses. In 2018 82.6% of students who sat LCVP used it to gain entry into a college course and 31% of those who took the subject achieved the highest grade possible - distinction.

Breakdown of Points awarded for LCVP

  • Distinction 66 Points (H4 equivalent)
  • Merit 46 Points (H6 or O2 equivalent)
  • Pass 28 Points (O4 equivalent)
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