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What Courses are offered in the Leaving Certificate Applied

The programme is divided into three main areas:

  1. Vocational Preparation
  2. Vocational Education
  3. General Education


  1. Vocational Preparation : Work Expereince is essential to this element of the programme. Students undertake workplacement every Friday during school term over the course of the academic year.
  2. Vocational Education : all students take courses in Mathematical Applications and Inroduction to Information and Communciations Technology. They also choose two specialist courses from the following career related areas:
  • Childcare
  • Graphics and Construction
  • Engineering
  • Hotel, Catering and Tourism
  • Information and Communications Technology
  1. General Education : Students experience a broader dimension to their education through courses in :
  • Arts Education: Drama
  • Gaeilge
  • Modern Language : Spanish
  • Leisure & Recreation
  • Social Education

Students can also take two other approves elective courses such as:

 Active Leisure Studies, Technology, Visual Art and Dance.

Each of the courses mentioned above are designed on a modular  basis. A module is of 30 hours in duration.  Students must take a total of 44 modules over the two-year programme.

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