Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (L.C.A) L.C.A is an alternative option to traditional Leaving Cert. The course consists of a set number of subjects studied on a modular basis. L.C.A students are given the opportunity to earn credits throughout their course by completing interesting key assignments and tasks which are integral elementstof their learning process. A 90% attendance rate is also a requirement of the programme. Students who successfully complete the course are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and many pursue P.L.C courses leading to third level colleges and apprenticeships etc.