What is the IB Career Programme?
The IB Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students interested in pursuing a career-related education in the final two years of secondary school. It provides them with an excellent foundation to support their further studies, as well as ensure their preparedness for success in the workforce.
The CP enables students to:
- follow their chosen education and career pathways in life
- combine academic subjects with their personal and professional interests and skills
- engage in learning that makes a positive difference to their community
- think critically and creatively
- communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of situations
- effectively work independently and in collaboration with others
- consider new perspectives and other points of view
- develop greater self-confidence and self-awareness
- demonstrate high levels of resilience, flexibility and agility of mind
- be internationally-minded and globally aware • apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and situations.
The CP Framework
The CP is comprised of five elements:
- One Career-related Course
- Two Diploma Programme courses
- Personal and Professional Skills course
- Completion of the Reflective Project
- Language development portfolio
Career Course Options:
Students choose one career-related course. At BOYCP, students may choose between:
- Broadcast Technology
- Digital Media
DP Course Options:
Students complete at least two DP courses in any of the subject groups: studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics and the arts. CP students should choose DP courses that are relevant to their career related studies. DP courses provide and enhance the theoretical underpinnings and academic rigor of the CP.
In this video, The IB Organization explains the Career-related Programme, showcasing the CP around the world:
Not sold yet? Here are some facts & figures about The Career-Related Programme:
Read more about the IB Career Programme at the IBO website here.