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The IBCP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a stand-out programme specifically developed for students who want greater career-related learning.

The IBCP’s flexible educational framework allows schools to meet the needs, backgrounds and contexts of their own students – each creating its own distinctive version of the IBCP.

Programme Model

Importantly, the IBCP prepares students for an ever-changing world of work – asking them to:

  • consider new perspectives and other points of view
  • engage in learning that makes a positive difference
  • develop a combination of traditional academic skills and practical skills
  • think critically and creatively in rapidly-changing and global workplaces
  • communicate clearly and effectively
  • work independently and in collaboration with others
  • become self-confident people who are resilient and flexible.


Specifically designed to empower students who want to specialise in, and focus on, a career-related education, the programme’s three-part framework comprises:

  • career-related studies
  • the study of at least two Diploma Programme courses
  • the distinctive IBCP core which is designed to create a bridge that connects each student’s chosen Diploma Programme courses and career-related studies.

For IBCP students

  • Diploma Programme courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour
  • career-related studies further support the programme’s academic strength and provide practical, real-world approaches to learning
  • the IBCP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.

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