St Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla

Leaving Cert Applied

The LCA programme is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a programme with a strong practical and vocational emphasis. The primary objectives are:

  • Preparation for adult and working life and the development of the participants’ literacy and numeracy skills through practical based learning.
  • Places a premium on the personal and social development of participants and to develop active citizens.
  • Provides opportunities to develop the participants’ processes of self-evaluation and reflection.

The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called sessions. Achievement is credited in each session. Courses are offered in three main areas: Vocational Preparation; General Education; and Vocational Education.

Assessment takes place on the completion of modules, and there is also a final examination in each of the following areas:

  • English and Communication
  • Two vocational specialisms
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Language
  • Social Education

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded a Leaving Certificate from the Department of Education and Science. The certificate is awarded at three levels: Pass; Merit; and Distinction.

Tulla, Co. Clare, V95TY26
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