Presentation College Athenry currenty offer two alternatives to the Leaving Cert Established (LCE). Some of our students opt to do the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) or the Leaving Cert Applied (LCA).
LCVP has extra career preparation and enterprise subjects. LCVP students take at least five subjects. These include English, Irish, plus two subjects from specified vocational subject groupings, and a Modern European language (other than Irish or English). LCVP students also take three Link Modules on Enterprise Education, Preparation for Work and Work Experience. For more details on LCVP, click here. overview_of_lcvp.pptx
LCA is strongly 'vocational' which means that it's more job and employment focused. The subject areas are more practical than academic. This is a great option for students who may prefer not to go directly to college when they finish school, although many continue their education using the Further Education & Training (FET) route.
Please contact the school for further information about either of these two alternative Senior Cycle options.