St. Wolstan's Community School

LCVP

LCVP

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The specification for LCVP from the NCCA, which contains details of the entire programme, can be found here:Revised-LCVP-Programme-Statement_June-22.pdf

The Mission Statement of St Wolstan’s Community School is:

To create a community of excellence in second level education where each person is given the opportunity to reach his or her own full potential.
We endeavour to enable all members of this community to:

  • develop physically
  • nurture healthy relationships
  • achieve academically
  • make informed moral choices
  • and embrace the spiritual dimension of their lives.

Under this Mission, St Wolstan’s Community School offers the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme to all students who have completed their 3rd Year of study.

The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is an intervention designed to enhance the vocational dimension of the Leaving Certificate (established). The programme was introduced in 1994 in response to the challenge placed on Ireland’s education system by a changing work and
business environment. The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. This two-year programme is part of an expanded provision that aims to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs at senior cycle.

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.

The aims of the LCVP offered in St Wolstan’s Community School are:

  • To prepare our students 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.
  • To encourage students to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.

It is the objective of the LCVP to:

  • Promote a mature attitude towards study by encouraging self-directed learning
  • Provide opportunity to develop skills related to the world of work.
  • Encourage communication skills by providing opportunities for team work

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
  • These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.
  • The vocational focus of the LCVP is achieved by the provision of additional courses of study in work preparation and enterprise known as the Link Modules.

Selection Criteria

  • Students are informed of the LCVP programme through discussions with the Careers Counsellor and 5th Year Option meetings
  • Parents/Guardians are informed of the programme at the 5th Year Option Parents evening and Transition Year Option Parent evening.
  • Careers Counsellor discusses the student’s suitability for the programme with individual students and their parents/guardians.
  • Students must have the required Vocational Subject Groupings for admission to the programme. (Vocational Subject Groupings are those set out by the Dept of Education)

Programme Requirements

Requirements for the two-year Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme from September 2022 are as follows:
LCVP students
• must take a minimum of five Leaving Certificate subjects (at Higher, Ordinary or Foundation Level) including Irish. Students who are exempt from studying Irish, must take additional subject(s) to ensure that they present a minimum of five Leaving Certificate subjects in their
Leaving Certificate examination.
• must study the two Link Modules, namely Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education

Jun
05 2024
Leaving Cert Exams
Aug
23 2024
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Aug
26 2024
School open for 2nd, 4th and 6th Year Students
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