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Leaving Certificate Applied

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) is a practical, career orientated course with two-thirds of it is continuously assessed.

LCA focuses on the talents of each individual student and helps them apply what they learn in the real world.

Throughout the two year duration of the LCA programme in Limerick Youth Service, students study combinations of the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • Communications, ICT
  • Gaeilge
  • Social Education
  • Art
  • Leisure Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Vocational Prep and Guidance
  • Woodwork, Craft and Design
  • Video & Photograph
  • Drama

The first six subjects on this list are examination subjects.
Five of the six are examined at the end of the second year.

This is a full time, two year programme.  It runs from 9.15 am till 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and learners finish at 12noon on Friday. The programme requires 90% attendance and learners are asked to complete four two blocks of work experience during the two years.

Groups are no larger than 14 learners and participants are carefully selected. The programme is funded by FAS.

If you are interested in applying:

  • Application forms will be available before Easter
  • Aptitude test will take place in May
  • Interviews will take place during the months of May/June
  • LCA selection in June (Reserve List)
  • Final Group selected end of July

Course Duration: Two Years 

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