Physical Education



At present, the Post Primary PE team is providing a two year longitudinal and sustained model of CPD for Phase 4 Leaving Certificate Physical Education teachers.


Leaving Certificate Physical Education 2023: Expression of Interest for CPD Phase 5.

Please complete this form to:

1. Register your intent to introduce Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) as a new Leaving Certificate subject to your school from September 2023.




2. If your school has previously introduced LCPE, and now wishes to register an additional LCPE teacher(s) who will be teaching this subject from September 2023. 


The details supplied below by your school will enable the Department of Education and Oide to put an appropriate programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in place for teachers.

In order to ensure the successful introduction of this new Leaving Certificate subject in your school, it is strongly recommended that schools introducing the subject have Physical Education teachers with the appropriate teacher qualifications, experience, ICT requirements and infrastructure in place to cater for this new Leaving Certificate subject. Please see Circular 0061/2019 for further information and ICT requirements.


LCPE Phase 5 CPD is a two year longitudinal and sustained model of CPD which is scheduled to commence during Term 1 of the 2023/2024 school year. Full commitment to this CPD programme from the teachers, with the support of their principals, is strongly advised (5 CPD Days over 2 years).


The LCPE CPD programme will be available for up to two suitably qualified PE teachers per school, however, it is advised that only teachers beginning to teach LCPE from September 2023 should avail of the training at this juncture.

Please note that neither late nor incomplete applications will be registered. The closing date for completed EOIs is 5pm on Thursday, 7th September 2023.


Link to expression of Interest form:


Kind regards,



The Physical Education Team


For further information, please contact the PDST PE Team at or the post primary administrative base at




School Support

School Support 2023/2024


School Support applications have now been re-opened for the current school year as well as in advance of the 2023-2024 school year.


From this September, the PDST PE team will be offering in-school support to interested schools in the area of Teaching and Learning in Senior Cycle PE. This aims to support schools in preparing for the introduction of Senior Cycle PE Framework and Leaving Certification Specification from September 2023. 


The visits can explore areas such as: 


  • Embedding Digital Technology in Senior Cycle PE
  • Understanding the Digital Technology requirements for LCPE 
  • Planning using Learning Outcomes
  • Timetabling for SCPE and LCPE 


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Senior Cycle & Leaving Certificate
Senior Cycle Physical Education Leaving Certificate Physical Education

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