LCVP - Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

Welcome


 

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


Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

 

LCVP Case Study Workshops April 2018

 

 


Attention TY, LCVP, LCA, Leaving Cert and students studying through the medium of Irish!

 

Have you completed a work experience placement? If so, tell us about the skills you learnt on your placement and be in with the chance of winning a Mac Book Air and €1,000 for your school.

 

The National Career Skills competition 2018 is celebrating its 10 years anniversary this year and you have 9 days more to submit your applications.  So, hurry up and submit your application and be in with a chance to win some great prizes and celebrate your win at the awards ceremony in the Department of Education and Skills with Minister Bruton on 9th May 2018.

 

 

 

Have you got what it takes to join our list of winners?

This exciting competition promotes the importance of Career Skills and encourages the value of career research. It gives students the chance to reflect on the skills they developed during their work experience, and how those skills can help them in their future career.

 

Why do I need to know my skills?

Being able to describe your skills is critically important when it comes to activities such as job interviews and creating your CV. Gaining some real-life work experience and using what you learned to help you identify important “career” or “employability” skills is one of the most effective ways of building your skill-set. Even more important is being able to communicate what you learned. This competition is designed to help you identify the career skills that you developed during your work experience and communicate these effectively at an interview or on your CV. To find out more about career skills click here.

 

How to Enter:

In order to enter you must complete a work experience placement. Entrants need to complete a career investigation and discuss the skills they discovered while on work placement. You can download the application guidelines here:

You can enter online (you need to create a free CareersPortal account first), 

by email: careerskills@careersportal.ie

or post to: CareersPortal, College House, 71-73 Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

 

The closing date for the competition is 23rd March 2018.

 

Shortlists will be announced at the end of April and the winners will be contacted in the first week of May.

The competition is developed by CareersPortal, and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), TY, LCVP and LCA Programmes. The competition is sponsored by McDonald's People.

 

For more information on this competition click here.

 

Best of luck!

 


Key Dates for 2018

 

LCVP Completion Date for Link Modules Portfolio - Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

 

LCVP Link Modules Written Examination - Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018


 

 

Subject Analysis Spreadsheet

Click here to download a copy of the subject analysis spreadsheet for Link Modules

 

Coordinators/Teachers Planning Template

 

 

Click here to download a copy of this document

This is a draft planning template to help you keep your resources together and you can edit, delete and add to.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
Click here to download a copy of this document

 

Past Case Studies

 

 

Click here to download a copy of this booklet


Careers Skills Competition

 

Click here to find information about the careersportal.ie career skills competition

 

New - LCVP Games

Please click on the links below to access a number of games based on the LCVP

 

CV and Action Plan

 

Career Investigation and Summary Report

 

Work Experience and Recorded Interview

 

Enterprise Report and My Own Place

 

How to create your own games


State Examination Commission 2017 - LCVP Results

 

The numbers taking the subject over the past five years and the grades awarded are shown in the following table:

 

Year

Distinction

Merit

Pass

Unsuccessful

Total

2013

1,707

7,622

5,117

1,233

15,679

2014

1,730

7,538

4,750

1,256

15,274

2015

1,620

8,326

4,148

830

14,924

2016

1,870

7,454

4,291

1,022

14,637

2017 1,542 7,793 3,942 748 14,025

 

 


 

Please find State Examination Commission press release

NEW CAO Points Scale

 

 

LCVP New Grades

   
Distinction H4  
Merit H6 O2
Pass   O4

 

NEW CAO Points ScaleINUO

 

Overview of the LCVP

 

Click here to download a copy of this presentation

For additional information about LCVP, click here

 

Refresher Workshop Presentation

 

Click here to download a copy of this presentation
 
Teaching the LCVP 

 

Click here to download a copy of this presentation


 

LCVP Analysis Spreadsheet

 

The following table provides a link the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Analysis Spreadsheet that should be used in conjunction with overall planning and Self Evaluation strategies within the school.

Click here to find the 2017 Link Modules Subject Analysis Spreadsheet

 

 

 


 

 

TEACHER REGISTRATION 

 

Register your details with the PDST Business and LCVP so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information.

Contact business@pdst.ie 

 

FOR SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT

 

To avail of school based support for  LCVPFollow this link to our online school based support application form. 

 
FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

 

CareersPortal:  Please click here. A website to assist LCVP students with their career investigation and work placement preparation.

 

Work Experience: Please click here. Looking for work placements, apply online to the above website provided by CareersPortal.

 

Enterprise Manual: Please click here. Enterprise resource.

 

PDST CONTACT DETAILS

 

Adminstrator: Esther Herlihy,  Tel:  +353 46 9078382 , Fax: +353 46 9078385

Email: business@pdst.ie  


iIf you are considering introducing the LCVP in your school, please complete the application form.