Career-related Programme (CP) webinar

Join us for this webinar 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

Check out the webinar recording below and learn about the benefits and impact the programme has had on students.

Career-related Programme (CP) webinar - 18 January 2018 from International Baccalaureate on Vimeo.

“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.

Becky Pickard

Becky Pickard

CP Coordinator at Dane Court Grammar School

Becky Pickard was the IBCP Coordinator at Dane Court Grammar School from 2013-2017. She coordinated the Kent pilot of the IBCP from 2013-2016, overseeing a cohort of 9 schools. In 2015 she wrote face to face and online workshops for IBCP coordinators and in 2016 became an IBCP consultant for schools going through the authorisation process. Since 2017 she has returned to university to complete a MA in English and American Literature at the University of Kent whilst continuing work as an IBCP consultant.