Leaving Certificate Applied (L.C.A.)
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical programme with a strong vocational emphasis. With a certificate in Leaving Cert Applied students may do a Post Leaving Cert course and if they choose may take a longer route into Higher education. One of the biggest differences between the established Leaving Cert and the LCA is the system of continuous assessment. Students are assessed on the basis of project work completed over the two years and the final examination accounts for approximately one third of the overall marks. This Leaving Certificate qualification is particularly suited to pupils who are interested in going directly into the world of work after their Leaving Cert and the apprenticeship route.
For more information on the Leaving Certificate Applied (L.C.A.) go to the Downloads section on this page and download our Parents Guide to our Leaving Cert Applied (L.C.A.) or contact our LCA co-ordinator Sinead Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.