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IB Career Related Certificate

The IBCC is somewhat similar to the concept of BTECs in the UK, in that it is a less rigorous academic IB course combined with approved career-related study. It includes at least two Diploma Programme (standard level) courses coupled with a vocational subject developed by the school. Additionally the student does the three additional IB modules of Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and CAS.

Some schools develop their own vocational programme whereas others specifically do BTEC courses.

At present only a handful of UK IB schools have launched IBCCs but the vocational element includes Digital Media, Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Music and Performing Arts. In European IB Schools new courses include Business, Travel & Tourism.

These IBCC programmes are recognised for applications to many Universities, not least because the IBDP and BTEC level 3 courses are accredited for University admission anyway.

This is a developing area, which is not yet listed on our school database, but if you have a specific interest, phone us on +44 1622 813870.