Leaving Certificate Technology

Technology for the Leaving Cert involves using the design process to work through a task or problem in order to arrive at a solution, in the form of an artefact or finished product.

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The LC Tech Syllabus contains core areas: 


  • A Process of Design
  • Communications & Graphics Media
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Energy
  • Health & Safety
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Materials (Fabrics, Metal, Plastics, Smart and Wood)
  • Materials and Production (All Materials)
  • Applied Control Systems
  • Electronics and Control
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials Technology
  • Project & Quality Management
  • Structures & Mechanisms
  • Technology in Society

The Exam

There are two parts to the LC Technology Exam

●    Student Coursework consisting of an artefact and a design folio. A brief for this coursework is issued to schools each year by the SEC (50%)
●    Written Exam (50%)


Students do not need to have taken Technology at Junior Cert to qualify for this course.

It would however be an advantage if students had taken one of Tech Drawing, Wood Technology or Technology.

Downloads :
LC Technology Syllabus
Leacing Cert Technology Guidelines for Teachers 
Leaving Cert Tech Chief Examiners Report 2016