Level 2 Learning Programmes, Qualification and Toolkit
In the new Junior Cycle there will be two qualifications.
One, a replacement for the current Junior Certificate, will be aligned to Level 3 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
The other, designed for students with particular special educational needs who currently can’t access the Junior Certificate, will be aligned to Level 2 of the NFQ.
The Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs) and qualification are targeted at a very specific group of students who have general learning disabilities in the higher functioning moderate and low functioning mild categories. The students are small in number (one or two in a typical school) and all have Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The Learning Programmes are built around Priority Learning Units (PLUs) that develop the basic, social and pre-vocational skills of the students involved.
The L2LPs have been developed with schools already working with this group of students and the NCCA has drawn on this experience to produce a Toolkit on L2LPs for teachers. Part of the Toolkit is an optional e-planning tool to make planning L2LPs for students easier.
The Learning Programmes and qualification were introduced in schools in 2014.
You can access the Level 2 LP Guidelines and Toolkit at this link: