What is the IBCP?


The CP is a framework of international education which incorporates the values of the International Baccalaureate into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The programme, developed and delivered by the IB, and also available through collaborations with other providers like Pearson,, leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

The IBCP framework is built around three interconnected elements:

  1. At least two Diploma Programme courses

  2. An IBCP core that includes Approaches to Learning, community and service, language development and a reflective project

  3. An approved career-related study (the IB has collaborated with BTEC to provide a qualification that will make students ready for work).


How can Pearson support you to deliver the IBCP?

Pearson provides all you need to teach and learn the IB CP and Diploma curricula – whether using our Essentials series, textbook series or eTexts.
For CP take a look and sample our Pearson Baccalaureate Diploma resources for:

Essentials Series

Pearson Baccalaureate Series


BTEC Nationals and the IBCP

Pearson has agreed to work with the IB organisation to offer a suite of vocational qualifications, the BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, which can be combined with the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) to form a full-time course of study for career-focused students.

We provide tried-and-trusted BTEC National student books and teaching resources that help you deliver the course and support you every step of the way. We publish BTEC National resources for the following sectors: