Career-related Programme

What is the CP?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students aged 16-19.

The CP is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education.

The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

How does the Career-Related Programme prepare students for college?

The CP curriculum

CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, a core consisting of four components and a career-related study.

These four interrelated components form the core:

  • Personal and professional skills
  • Service learning
  • Reflective project
  • Language development

Our career-related pathways:

Pathway Course
Public and Community Health

Intro to Sports Medicine

Athletic Training

Entertainment Arts Pathway-Video Production

Video Production I

Video Production II

Video Production III

Entertainment Arts Pathway-Game Design

3D Game Art 

Game Design 

Game Portfolio


CISCO-IT Essentials

CISCO-Intro to Networks

Entertainment Arts Pathway-Performing Arts

Performance Dance

Professional Dance

Public Safety

Int Forensic Science

Administration of Justice

For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigour of the programme; the career-related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.


Assessment and exams

Students take written examinations at the end of their IB Diploma Programme courses which are marked by external IB examiners.

The components of the CP core are assessed by the school.


Who is the CP for?

The CP was specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.