Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

Teachers: Mr. Maher, Mr. Dunne, Mr Lacey, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Monahan

Over 15,600 students participate in LCVP each year in Ireland. Over 80 percent of students use it as one of their best six subjects for points.

The LCVP (Link Modules) Programme

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.


LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%).

The examination is of two and a half hours duration and consists of three sections which are outlined below.

The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:
Section A: Audio Visual Presentation
Section B: Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C: General Questions (Answer any 4 out of 6)

The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme, and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate.

Link Modules – Portfolio of Coursework
Core Items Optional Items (any two)

Curriculum VitaeDiary of Work Experience
Career InvestigationEnterprise Report
Enterprise/Action PlanRecorded Interview/Presentation
Summary ReportReport on My Own Place

In Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown we complete the four core items above in addition to the My Own Place Report and the Recorded Interview from the list of Optional Items.