Leaving Cert Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme is a two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life.

The programme sets out to recognise the talents of all students and to provide opportunities for developing personal responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge, and helps students apply what they learn to the real world.

The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called sessions. Achievement is credited in each session. Courses are offered in three main areas: Vocational Preparation; General Education; and Vocational Education.


Assessment takes place on the completion of modules, and there is also a final examination in each of the following areas:

  • English and Communication
  • Two vocational specialisms
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Language
  • Social Education

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded a Leaving Certificate from the Department of Education and Science. The certificate is awarded at three levels: Pass; Merit; and Distinction.

Information on Leaving Cert Applied

Information on Leaving Cert Applied Course Content & Examination

Hotel, Catering and Tourism

Hotel, Catering and Tourism offers LCA students many opportunities to cook and serve meals to teachers and other members of the community. Here they have cooked a vegetarian option for staff.

Nenagh Tidy Towns

Our 6LCA with Ms Knight, Ms O Keeffe and Nuala Kennedy completing the mural for Nenagh Tidy Towns, celebrating 60 years in Nenagh. Many thanks to the ETB for providing funding for the garden project in Teach an Leinn.

6th Year LCA Graduation 2018 

LCA School Trips 2018