International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP)

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP)

Welcome to the Career-related Programme (CP) here at Prem!  The Career-related Programme (CP) is an alternate pathway for Grade 11 and 12 students instead of the Diploma Programme (DP).

The type of student that would suit the IBCP is a career focused student. Someone that is highly motivated, independent and driven to achieve success in their focus area.

We have been running the IBCP at Prem since 2012 and we have a really specialised programme set up which allows students to flourish.

The programme comprises a career focused subject, 2-4 DP subjects, a reflective project, a language option, service learning, and opportunities for work placements.

We have 2 career focused areas to choose from:

Option number 1 is SCAD which stands for Savannah College of Art and Design. We partner with this University from the US to offer undergraduate courses online. SCAD is known as the University for Creative Careers. Prem students have chosen tracks such as Fashion, Animation, Film, Interior Design, and Game Development. SCAD offers very generous scholarships to Prem students thanks to our history and track record and it boasts an impressive 99% employment rate after graduating from SCAD.

Option number 2 is SUMAS which stands for Sustainability Management School Switzerland. We partner with this University to offer a taught course called Sustainable Leadership with a practical focus on the Hospitality Industry. Having personally studied and taught many business courses this is the most forward thinking approach I have encountered. It focuses on looking at the business model in a different way. We can no longer do business as usual. Businesses must consider the triple bottom line or the 3Ps – Profit, Planet and People. In order to influence and change people’s habits and beliefs we explore the psychology of leadership and develop personal skills such as self confidence, communication and decision making ability. Students taking this option will apply their knowledge and skills through a work placement and project in a 5 star hotel in Chiang Mai.

Both IBCP career focused areas, SCAD and SUMAS, comprise undergraduate level courses so they are highly academic and rigorous. They can count as credit towards the first year of university. Prem’s College Counselling service has direct links with worldwide universities and admissions officers. This enables us to find our IBCP graduates places on very competitive courses at high ranking universities and colleges. 

In the workplace, top employers seek students that are creative and critical thinkers, have strong communication skills, as well as initiative and drive.  The IBCP is designed to develop these skills and produce highly sought after students.  And where better to study than at Prem. The natural surrounding of our beautiful campus and the facilities encourage creativity and practical business opportunities.

If this sounds like the right path for you please get in touch.

A.Lisa McSweeney

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