Career-related Programme (CP) webinar

Raising student aspirations

The International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) is for students aged 16 – 18 years and offers practical hands-on experience through a hybrid academic/vocational programme. Due to the blend of academic and professional study, the programme is suitable both for students focused on a particular career and for students who do not yet have a specific career pathway in mind. 

What will the webinar cover? 

  • Provide an introduction to the CP and how it works 
  • Explain how the programme prepares students for a flexible approach to their future career development
  • Describe the CP’s benefits for both students and schools
  • Examples of success stories in a UK context

Increasingly, universities are seeing applications from students with a mix of academic and vocational qualifications, and this trend looks set to continue. The International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) helps students take advantage of this trend by combining the two pathways along with a skills-based core which prepares students for employment, further training through apprenticeships or for entry to higher education.

King Ethelbert School in Birchington, Kent, which offers the CP, describes the programme as “transformational”. Hear and learn about the real benefits and impact the programme has had on students in a free webinar presented by Dr. Peter Fidczuk, UK Development and Recognition Manager at the IB, and Jocelyn Robera, Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School.

Thursday, 15 June, at 1 pm (UK time)


“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


Peter Fidczuk

Dr. Peter Fidczuk

UK Development and Recognition Manager at the IB

Jocelyn Rebera

Jocelyn Rebera

Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School in Kent