Curriculum Career-related Programme

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The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) at UWC Maastricht is designed for students aged 16 to 19. It is an assessed programme, respected by leading universities across the globe. We aim to develop students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The IBCP is a framework of international education that incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning.


What the CP offers students

The CP provides a comprehensive educational framework that combines highly regarded and internationally recognized courses, from the IB Diploma Programme (DP), with a unique CP core and an approved career-related study.

The CP develops students to be:

  • Academically strong
  • Skilled in a practical field
  • Critical and ethical thinkers
  • Self-directed
  • Collaborative
  • Resilient and determined
  • Confident and assured
  • Caring and reflective
  • Inquirers


Areas of study

CP students at UWC Maastricht choose two or three IB Diploma subjects, and combine this with an in-depth Career-related study in Sustainable Business.  In addition, student invest their time in four core components:

  • Developing personal and professional skills
  • Service learning in the local community
  • A reflective project
  • Critical language development

Fore information, you can watch this video!


CP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:

  • analysing and presenting information
  • evaluating and constructing arguments
  • solving problems creatively.

Basic skills are also assessed, including:

  • retaining knowledge
  • understanding key concepts
  • applying standard methods.

In addition to academic skills, CP assessment encourages an international outlook and intercultural skills. Student results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order.