Priority Learning Units Level 1

The third curriculum component in the new junior cycle is the Priority Learning Unit (PLU).  A learning programme based on PLUs will target the very specific group of students with general learning disabilities in the range of lower functioning moderate to severe and profound categories. The programme will be capable of personalisation to suit the individual needs of the target group of students.

These students are small in number and are almost exclusively in Special Schools. They all have student support plans and often have complex and multiple cognitive and functioning needs. Their learning tends to be targeted at a very early developmental level.

The students in question may experience difficulty inderstanding the world around them and their place in it.They may also have issues with expressive and receptive communication skills.

Read the background paper and brief for Level 1 Learning Programmes here.

Read the report of the consultation process here.

A draft of L1LP Guidelines will be made available to a small number of schools in September 2017 for trial. Please note that the list of schools for this trial project is already over-subscribed.