IB Career-Related Programme (IBCP)

What is the IBCP?

The IBCP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a stand-out programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills, it prepares students for an ever-changing world of work.

The IBCP Framework

Specifically designed to empower students who want to specialise in, and focus on, a career-related education, the programme’s three-part framework comprises:

Two to four IB Diploma courses

Two to four IB Diploma courses
IB World Schools select a number of IB Diploma Programme courses as part of the IBCP framework. These courses can come from any of the subject groups in the IB Diploma Programme and may be studied at standard or higher level. It is possible to study more than two Diploma Programme courses (up to four courses), depending on the nature of the student’s career-related studies and timetable.

Must take two to four IB courses & all IB courses for IBCP (HL recommended). each individuals timetable will be dependent other choices and can be discussed with their College Counselling team.

Career-related Studies (CRS)

At ACS Doha, we have partnered with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) and we will offer our students the opportunity to undertake a two-year project-based Entrepreneurship course that uses practical skills, knowledge, and design thinking techniques.

Students who select the IBCP pathway will get the chance to design an Entrepreneurship project that is solution-orientated and get the chance to compete with other schools who are accredited with NFTE.

Different modes of delivery are possible: campus-based, online, or off-site, making the programme very flexible.


Designed to create a bridge that connects each student’s chosen Diploma Programme courses and career-related studies.

Community and service in the IBCP core is based on the principle of service learning, using community service as a vehicle for new learning with academic value.

Language development ensures that all IBCP students have access and are exposed to, a second language that will increase their understanding of the wider world. Students are encouraged to begin or extend the study of an additional language that suits their needs, background and context.

Through a reflective project students identify, analyse, critically discuss and evaluate an ethical issue arising from their career related studies. The project can be submitted in different formats including an essay, web page or short film. This work encourages the student to engage in personal inquiry, action and reflection, and to develop strong research and communications skills.

There are also work placement experiences of different lengths in the second year of study.

Programme Model

IBCP prepares students for an ever-changing world of work – asking them to:

  • Consider new perspectives and other points of view
  • Engage in learning that makes a positive difference
  • Develop a combination of traditional academic skills and practical skills
  • Think critically and creatively in rapidly-changing and global workplaces
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Become self-confident people who are resilient and flexible.