What is JCSP ?

The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It originated in the early school leavers’ programmes initiated by  the Curriculum Development Unit. Currently the programme is operating in over 240 schools throughout the country.

JCSP Aims 

The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a curriculum framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Certificate more accessible to those young people who may leave school without formal qualifications. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. On completion of the programme students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements  from the Department of Education and Skills.

JCSP Digital Library

A JCSP digital library has been set up for all students and teachers in the school.
This is a free digital e-book and audio book lending library specifically for JCSP schools.
It was developed and is managed by professional librarians.

Students and teachers have 24 hour access to thecollection 7 days a week.
Students can preview or reserve books that they wish to read and then borrow titles for up to 21 days.
This library will be very beneficial towards improving literacy skills in the school also.



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