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 business sometime in the future. Students who take the LCVP/Link Modules will benefit in several ways. Through the Programme’s focus on personal development, they will be able to: · Communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively. · Take responsibility for their own learning. · Work as a member of a team or group. · Adapt and cope with changing circumstances. Through the Programme’s focus on the world of work they will have: · Knowledge of the world of work. · Skills for job seeking. · Undertaken work experience or participated in work simulation. Through the Programmes’ focus on enterprise, business and technology they will: · Be more innovative and enterprising. · Be used to working in teams. · Be familiar with setting up and running enterprising initiatives. · Have experience of using computers and audio-visual equipment. Through these benefits, LCVP students will be more employable. They will be in a better position to set up their own business. In addition, they will have skills and aptitudes which will enable them to be more effective learners in the further education they receive at third level. Allocation of a place on the LCVP Programme is dependent on students’ option subject combinations – there are specific combinations accepted by the DES which are outside our control. Students will be notified of their eligibility for LCVP once Subject Places have been allocated.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
St. Patrick's Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co. Clare. V14 Y434