Mount Anville Secondary School

LCVP Programme

LCVP 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. It is a two year programme and it is offered as an extra subject here in Mount Anville Secondary School.

Young people in Mount Anville, taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.

The primary 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. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.

Throughout the programme students are encouraged to:

  • Be innovative and enterprising
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Evaluate data and devise solutions to problems
  • Communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively
  • Work with others as part of a team
  • Investigate and plan career options
  • Use information and communications technologies
  • Investigate local businesses and community enterprises
  • Learn from their experiences

The strong vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by arranging Leaving Certificate subjects into Vocational Subject Groupings (VSGs) and through the provision of additional courses of study in work preparation and enterprise known as the Link Modules.

The Link Modules

Students taking the Leaving Certificate Examination will follow two Link Modules over the course of the two years.

Link Module I – Preparation for the World of Work

Students will research and investigate local employment opportunities, develop job seeking skills such as letter writing, CV presentation, interview techniques; gain valuable practical experience of the world of work; interview and work shadow a person in a career area that interests them

Link Module II – Enterprise Education

Students will be involved in organising visits 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.

Students should choose their subjects based on their intended career and then see if these fit into the subject groupings for LCVP. In order to study the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme students’ subjects must include a Modern European Language and two subjects from the Vocational Subject Grouping.

Any student with exemptions from languages must take part in a basic Modern European language course over the two senior cycle years.

The Link Modules are graded on both a written exam (May of Leaving Cert Year) and a Portfolio of Coursework which is written over the two years.

Written exam: 40%

Portfolio: 60%

The Link Modules grading system:




Subject Equivalent


80% - 100%

66 Points

H4 or more than a O1 (56 points)


65% - 79%

46 Points

H6, O2


50% - 64%

28 Points


Vocational Subject Groupings

In order to be eligible for the LCVP, students must choose two subjects from one of the numbered options below. (As offered in Mount Anville)

  1. Physics and Chemistry
  2. Biology and Chemistry
  3. Biology and Physics
  4. Home Economics and Biology
  5. Home Economics and Art
  6. Home Economics and Accounting
  7. Home Economics and Business
  8. Home Economics and Economics
  9. Accounting or Business or Economics (any two)
  10. Art and Accounting
  11. Art and Economics
  12. Music and Business
  13. Music and Accounting
  14. Music and Economics
  15. Ag Science and Biology or Chemistry
  16. Ag Science and Home Economics
  17. Ag Science and Accounting or Business or Economics

Subjects must be chosen as they are grouped together on the list above. You cannot mix the subject groups.

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