LCA - Leaving Cert 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.  It is one of three Leaving Certificate options offered by the Department of Education and Skills. 


LCA - Key documents and resources
LCA Teacher's Handbook (downloadable version)
LCA Programme statement and overview of student tasks
LCA Evaluation in schools, SSE and LCA, and Summary of LCA Chief Examiner's report 2014
LCA Chief Examiner's report 2014
SSE Poster
LCA SEC On-line Services Instructions


Teaching and learning resources 
Graphic Organisers and other Literacy, Numeracy and AfL Strategies in Teaching and Learning
NCCA Assessment Toolkit


a. Overview of LCA
b. Personal reflection task


LCA Coordinator's duties and planning in LCA (Guidelines)


Other resources
Suggestions for timetabling in LCA
LCA Framework (blank)
LCA Framework (filled in)
Instructions for creating an online Community of Practice 




DES Circulars
Circular 12/09
Circular 17/02
Circular 18/02
Circular 19/02



Synposis of module descriptors
Agriculture and Horticulture
Active Leisure Studies
Leisure and Recreation
Visual Art
Art, Craft and design
Hotel, Catering and Tourism
Modern Languages


The video below will offer you some insight into the programme.