St Brigid's College, Loughrea

LCVP at St. Brigid's College

LCVP at St. Brigid's College

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NOTE: Over 15,600 students participate in LCVP each year. Over 80 percent of students use it as one of their best six subjects for points.

LCVP at St. Brigid's College

Two weeks of work experience takes place during your first year of study in LCVP (5th Year). You should try to find work in an area that you are interested in, enjoy and might like to study in college.

NOTE: It is imperative that you book and confirm your work experience with your employer. Garda Vetting is required if you are over 16 years of age and will be working with children or vulnerable adults. Forms are available from Ms. Flanagan. Please allow 6 weeks for vetting forms to be approved. Garda Vetting is needed for each new work experience that you will be participating in. Garda Vetting received in Transition Year or for other employment is not valid for LCVP work experience.

LCVP Work Experience dates for 2019/20 are as follows:

  • 21st - 25th October 2019
  • 25th - 29th May 2020

Are you looking for work experience?

See for ideas/options or speak to your Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Charleton, if you require further help/assistance.

The LCVP (Link Modules) Programme

The primary goal of the LCVP is to prepare young people for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.

Throughout the programme students are encouraged to:

  • Be innovative and enterprising
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Evaluate data and devise solutions to problems
  • Communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively
  • Work with others as part of a team
  • Investigate and plan career options
  • Use information and communications technologies
  • Investigate local businesses and community enterprises
  • Learn from their experiences

These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.


LCVP students follow the same subject syllabi and are assessed in the same way as their peers in the Leaving Certificate. For the Link Modules they are assessed by Written Examination (40%) and by Portfolio of Coursework (60%).

The Portfolio of coursework must be submitted on the first Wednesday in March. The written examination takes place the first Wednesday in May of the Leaving Certificate Year. The examination is of two and a half hours duration and consists of three sections which are outline below.

The structure of the Written Examination is as follows:

Section A: Audio Visual Presentation
Section B: Case Study (received in advance by students)
Section C: General Questions (Answer any 4 out of 6)

The Portfolio of Coursework accounts for 60% of total marks. Students assemble the portfolio over the two years of the programme and it is assessed at the end of the final year of the Leaving Certificate. The Portfolio and Written Examination are externally assessed by the Department of Education & Skills.



Curriculum Vitae
Career Investigation
Enterprise/Action Plan
Summary Report


Diary of Work Experience
Enterprise Report
Recorded Interview/Presentation
Report on My Own Place

LCVP students receive the same certificate as other Leaving Certificate students but their Certificate includes an additional statement of the results of the Link Modules.

The Link Modules are recognised for points purposes by Universities and Institutes of Technology. The points are allocated as follows:


Universities and Institutes of Technology Award the following points:

Revised points 2017 onwards


Fail Grade

(80-100%) 66 points
(65-79%) 46 points
(50-64%) 28 points

(0-49%) 0 points

Picture below: 5th Year LCVP class and their teacher Marie Flanagan on a LCVP visit out to award winning pizza restaurant The Dough Bros. Brothers Eugene and Ronan Greaney started in business in 2013 from a trailer. They now have a premises in Middle St. Galway City. Ronan spoke to the class about entrepreneurship and the challenges of running your own business. It was an extremely interesting and worthwhile trip.

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Congratulations to Transition Year student Darragh Fahy who is the Irish Schools Champion in the Senior Boys Triple Jump with a jump of 13.46m at 9am this morning.
Good luck to St. Brigid's College athletes who are competing in the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships this weekend in Tullamore Harriers Stadium.
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Co. Galway,

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