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2024/2025 -Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (Year 2)

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is a two year Leaving Certificate programme 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.

The Leaving Certificate Applied programme has been developed by the
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. This programme is part
of the expanded senior cycle provision designed to cater for the diversity
of participants’ needs.

Target Award

Department of Education & Skills Leaving Certificate Applied – DESLCA

Start Date: 26-08-2024 Hours/week: 28 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 43 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
This Leaving Certificate course demands a high level of commitment from the learner and a good standard of reading, writing and maths is required. Having a Junior Certificate standard would be a definite advantage. Learners must have the capacity to work with others from diverse social, linguistic and cultural backgrounds; engage in critical and creative thinking and take responsibility for their own learning.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements.


Learning Aptitude
Please refer to Department of Education website

Previous Experience
Please refer to Department of Education website

Module Award Body
Vocational Preparation & Guidance Leaving Certificate Applied (DESLCA) Department of Education & Skills
Learning Outcomes
The Leaving Certificate Applied programmes recognises the talents of all participants and provides an opportunity for them to develop in terms of responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge. During this programme participants will also have the opportunity to develop communication and decision making skills to help them achieve a more independent and enterprising approach to learning and to life.

For further information on the Leaving Certificate Applied programme please see LCA Programme Statement at:


New Ross Youthreach


Butlersland, New Ross, Co Wexford, Y34 H048


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Michelle Keating


051 440307