The Leaving Certificate (Established) is a two-year programme that aims to provide learners with a broad, balanced education while also offering some specialisation towards a particular career option. Students following the Leaving Certificate (Established) programme are required to study at least five subjects, one of which must be Irish unless an exemption applies. In general, students take five or more subjects for examination. All subjects are offered at two levels, ordinary and higher. Irish and Mathematics are available at foundation level also.