Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical programme with a strong practical and vocational emphasis. The fundamental goal of the Leaving Certificate Applied is to prepare Leaving Certificate participants for transition from the world of the school to that of adult and working life. The programme, which is of two years’ duration, has three main elements

  • Vocational Preparation
  • Vocational Education
  • General Education

A range of courses is provided within each of these elements.

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme consists of a range of courses, each designed on a modular basis. A module is of thirty hours duration. Each year of the two-year programme is divided into two sessions, September to January and February to June, to facilitate the modular structure of the courses. A module within a given course is usually completed within a session. Over the two-year duration of the programme the participants will complete 44 modules. Examples of some modules that have been covered in St. Ailbe’s are:

  • English & Communication
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Graphics and Construction Studies