The Leaving Cert Applied is a distinct self-contained Leaving Certificate Programme.
It is designed for those students who do not wish to proceed directly to third level education or for those whose needs, aspirations and aptitudes are not adequately catered for by the two conventional Leaving Cert Programmes.
The Leaving Cert Applied is structured around 3 main elements:
- Vocational Preparation
- Vocational Education
- General Education
These are interrelated and interdependent.
This programme is characterised by educational experiences which are, active, practical and student centred.