Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is a three-part educational framework.

It consists of:

Students complete at least two DP courses in any of that programme's subject groups. DP courses provide and enhance the theoretical underpinnings and academic rigour of the CP.

The CP core components give context to the DP courses and the career-related study, drawing all aspects of the framework together. Through the CP core, students develop personal qualities and professional skills, as well as intellectual habits required for lifelong learning. 

Each school chooses the career-related study most suited to local conditions and the needs of its students The career-related study must satisfy IB criteria for accreditation, assessment and quality assurance. 

How can students benefit from the CP? 

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
  • 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 and flexibility
  • be internationally-minded and globally aware
  • apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and situations.

Find out how to become authorized to implement the CP