This is a distinct and self contained programme of two years with provision for work experience and practical tasks.
The Leaving Certificate Applied focuses on Vocational Preparation, Vocational Education and General Education. A unique feature of L.C.A. is that Information Technology, Arts, Leisure and Recreation are required for all students. The two-year programme is divided into four half-year blocks and achievements are credited in each of these sessions. It is based on concepts of learning styles, achievement and excellence that are broader than those of the established Leaving Certificate (traditional). English, Communications and Social Education are core for all students, while the Vocational Specialisms on offer in this school are two of the following (depending on demand and resources): Graphics and Construction Studies, Engineering, Hotel Catering and Tourism, & Information Technology.
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