Introducing the CP
A great way to start learning about the CP is to hear from a veteran CP teacher and coordinator.
In this episode of our MNIB Podcast "IB Matters" we hear from Chantell Wyten, a former CP teacher and coordinator now working with the IB in the Hague, talk about her experiences with the Programme.
In your reflection journal, record your impressions. What does Chantell value about the CP?
What would you like to learn more about?
What is the CP?
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.
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.
What the CP offers students
The CP develops students to be:
- Academically strong
- Skilled in a practical field
- Critical and ethical thinkers
- Resilient and determined
- Confident and assured
- Caring and reflective
How the CP works
Students in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) engage with a rigorous study programme that genuinely interests them, while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.
The CP’s three-part framework comprises the study of at least two Diploma Programme (DP) courses alongside the distinctive CP core and a career-related study.
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 provide practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning
Read about the CP curriculum.
From the IB public website: IBO.org
In your reflection journal: From what you have read, watched, and listened to so far, how does the CP prepare students for both work and university studies?
The CP course requirements
Every student in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Career Programme (CP) studies a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
Further explanation of the course requirements (including language development) are described in the slides above.
The CP core
The CP core enhances student’s personal and interpersonal development, with an emphasis on experiential learning.
The CP core bridges the IB academic courses and the career-related study and provides students with a combination of academic and practical skills.
Four interrelated components form the core and they are more fully explored in the slides above.
The career-related study is designed to prepare students for higher education, an internship or apprenticeship, or a position in a designated field of interest.
Schools choose certificate pathways according to their students' interests and community connections.
More information about the career-related study is found in the slide above.