Development of a new specification for Leaving Certificate Engineering has commenced.

NCCA advises the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, for primary and post-primary schools. As part of the broader redevelopment of senior cycle, it is envisaged that a revised specification for Leaving Certificate Engineering will be introduced in schools from September 2026. The Development Group for Leaving Certificate Engineering will have a key role in this work. The group includes nominees of the education partners and other key education agencies.

Below you will find information on the subject development work including the background paper and brief for the review for this subject, and a note from each of the development group meetings. 

The first step in the redevelopment of Leaving Certificate Engineering was the development of a Background paper and brief for the review of the subject. 

A public consultation on the Background paper and brief took place place from 8 April 2024 to 17 May 2024.

Consultation on the Background Paper and Brief for the Review of Leaving Certificate Engineering is now closed.

The development group for Leaving Certificate Engineering was convened on 27th February 2024 and will progress the development of a redeveloped specification guided by the agreed brief.  

Short descriptions of meetings that have taken place so far can be accessed below.