The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a practical programme with a strong vocational emphasis. The two-year programme consists of four half-year blocks called Sessions and achievements are credited in each of these Sessions. Students who successfully complete the programme will receive a Leaving Certificate from the State Examinations Commission in the very same way as the established Leaving Certificate programme. 

The Leaving Certificate Applied was introduced in Coláiste Naomh Cormac for the first time in 2013 to recognise the talents of all students. It caters particularly well for students who learn best by ‘doing’ and provides opportunities for development in terms of responsibility, self-esteem and self-knowledge. There is a strong emphasis on developing presentation and communication skills which allow students better prepare for further education and working life. 

Students spend one day per week on work experience, which allows students the opportunity to sample a range of different career options. The advantage of Leaving Certificate Applied is that it focuses on the talents of each individual student and helps students apply what they learn in the real world.













































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