The CP core
A key element of the International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programme (CP), 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.
Personal and professional skills
Personal and professional skills is designed for students to develop attitudes, skills and strategies to be applied to personal and professional situations and contexts now and in the future.
In this course the emphasis is on skills development for the workplace, as these are transferable and can be applied in a range of situations.
Learn more about personal and professional skills in a workshop for CP teachers.
Service learning is the development and application of knowledge and skills towards meeting an identified and authentic community need.
In this research-based approach, students often undertake service initiatives related to topics studied previously in their academic disciplines, utilizing skills, understandings and values developed in these studies.
Learn more about service learning in a workshop for CP teachers.
The reflective project is an in-depth body of work produced over an extended period of time and submitted towards the end of the CP. Through a reflective project students identify, analyse, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career-related studies.
The reflective project is intended to promote high-level research, writing and extended communication skills, intellectual discovery and creativity.
Learn more about the reflective project in a workshop for CP teachers.
Language development ensures that all students have access to to a language programme that will assist and further their understanding of the wider world. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to the IB’s concept of an international education.
Language development encourages students to improve their proficiency in a language other than their best language.
Find out how to become an IB World School, in order to implement the CP.