Career-related Programme (CP) webinar

Join us for this webinar on Thursday 18 January at 14.00 (GMT) to learn about the Career-related Programme and how it combines academic and employability skills in an innovative framework of international education.

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.

Increasingly, universities are seeing applications from students with a mix of academic and vocational qualifications, and this trend looks set to continue. CP helps students take advantage of this trend by combining the two pathways along with a skills-based core which prepares students for:

  1. employment
  2. training through apprenticeships
  3. entry to higher education 

What does the webinar cover?

  • What an IB Education is
  • An introduction to the CP and how it works
  • Explain how the programme prepares students for a flexible approach to their future career development
  • Examples of success stories

Learn about the benefits and impact the programme has had on students in this free webinar.

Title: “Career-related Programme: The way to move forward”
Date: Thursday 18 January 2018
Time: 14.00 (GMT)


“For us, when we first introduced the programme, it was about getting a balance between a vocational practical qualification and the academic rigour and still equipping students with the academic qualification to go on to higher education, if they wanted to.”

Vicki Willis, Deputy Head Teacher, King Ethelbert School


Jon Halligan

Jon Halligan

Head of Development and Recognition, Africa, Europe and Middle East

Jon Halligan is the Head of Development & Recognition for Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He is responsible for the strategic development of schools within the region, in particular working with schools as they embark on their IB journey, either as a new school or as an authorised school implementing a new programme. He also works with the various ministries, officials, regulators and other influential educational bodies to raise awareness and understanding of IB programmes and their value for national equivalency purposes.

Jocelyn Rebera

Jocelyn Rebera

Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School in Kent

Jocelyn Rebera is a secondary school science teacher, CP coordinator and Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School, UK. She teaches from ages 11-18 all aspects of science; particularly IB Biology and BTEC Applied Science.

She also moderates the reflective project and meets regularly with other CP coordinators in Thanet to boost their cross school learning for our pupils. King Ethelbert School is a non-selective mixed ability school with 750 pupils between ages 11-16 and 100 pupils in the sixth form. The school only offers the CP to their sixth form students and started their IB journey six years ago. The school has grown year on year and is now anticipating a cohort of 120 pupils in years 12 and 13 for September 2018.