Leaving Certificate Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied (Irish: Ardteistiméireacht Fheidhmeach)[1] is a self-contained two-year programme of the Irish Department of Education. It was first introduced in 1995 as an alternative or variant of the established Leaving Certificate programme.[2]

According to the Department of Education, the programme is "intended to meet the needs of those pupils who either choose not to opt for other Leaving Certificate Programmes".[3] The programme is aimed at young people who have completed the Junior Certificate and students who have taken a FÁS course.[4]

According to a 2014 Irish Examiner report, approximately 3,000 students completed the Leaving Certificate Applied programme, compared to approximately 57,000 who completed the established Leaving Certificate exam programme.[5]

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  1. ^ "An Ardteistiméireacht Fheidhmeach | NCCA" [The Leaving Certificate Applied]. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) (in Irish).
  2. ^ "Engaging Young People? Student Experiences of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme". esri.ie. Economic and Social Research Institute. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Statement". curriculumonline.ie. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Leaving Certificate Applied - FAQ". lca.slss.ie. Second Level Support Service. Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Special Report: Leaving Certificate Results - Colleges to widen use of bonus points". irishexaminer.com. Irish Examiner. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2020.