Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a senior cycle programme designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate. Students taking the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme follow the Leaving Certificate curriculum as usual, in addition to two Link Modules - Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education.

In Presentation Tralee, we work on developing the LCVP programme to promote self-esteem and confidence in our students.

Typically, LCVP students take seven Leaving Cert Subjects PLUS Link Modules. This includes a Portfolio of documents worth 60% and a written exam worth 40%.

Link Modules – Portfolio of Coursework

Core Items

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Career Investigation
  • Enterprise Action Plan
  • Summary Report
  • Optional items (any two)
  • Diary of Work Experience
  • Enterprise Report
  • Recorded Interview
  • Report on My Own Place

Our students have the following opportunities within the programme:

They will work with local business people within Tralee town which will give them an insight into the world of An Entrepreneur. They also prepare products for sale at the Annual Christmas Market which is held every Christmas. Students also have the opportunity of getting a Certificate in hospitality which gives them excellent employment opportunities. Work Placement take place in fifth year for three days.  Intensive career research is carried out in Sixth Year and furthermore students complete an interview for their exam which enables them to practise interview skills in preparation for the world of work.


Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements for students taking Leaving Certificate Examination from 2022 onwards

At least five Leaving Certificate subjects plus the Link Modules, one of which must be Irish

Two Link Modules: Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education

A recognised course in a Modern European Language other than Irish or English.

Please note LCVP is not considered as one of your six subjects for points calculation for the Universities; it is taken in the Institutes of Technology.



LCVP students receive the same certificate as other Leaving Certificate students but their Certificate includes an additional statement of the results of the Link Modules.


Assessment of the Link Modules

The Link Modules are assessed as follows:

Written Examination              (40%)

Portfolio of Coursework         (60%)

Grades for the Link Modules are as below.



The Link Modules are recognised by the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The points are allocated as follows:

Distinction 66 points (same as H4) 80% – 100%
Merit 46 points (same as H6) 65% – 79%
Pass 28 points (same as O4) 50% – 64%
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