What will you be learning?

The IBCC is an IB academic qualification, taken over two years, designed to support and complement career-related courses for 16 to 18 year olds.
The IBCC is operating alongside the current vocational career-related courses. The two courses, the IBCC and the Applied Science AS/A Level, while interdependent, are quite separate and unique. This qualification is worth the equivalent of 4 1/2 A Levels once all the components are complete.

The components of the course are:

Two Diploma subjects:

IT and the Global Society
Business and Management

IBCC Course Elements:

Community & Service - Develop working relationships with members of the community.

Approaches to Learning -Topics will cover personal development, communication, intercultural understanding and thinking.

Reflective project - The reflective project is an extended piece of relective writing or a presentation. It emphasises the ethical dilemma associated with a particular issue drawn from the student's career-related studies.

Students are required to complete a Modern Foreign Language during the two year course. This can be to a breakthrough level and can be a basic language but students must enhance any language skills they already have. The language element could mingle in with the Diploma subjects or the core.


Start date: September 2012
Duration: 2 years.
How is it delivered?: Full-time.
Availability: Current and continuing.
Who can do it?
Age range: 16 - 19.
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C including Maths, English and Science
What will you be working towards?
Qualification: IBO Level 3 International Baccalaureate Diploma (500/3415/7) .
Awarding Body: IBO.
Type: Other General Qualification.
Sector: Foundations for Learning and Life .
What happens when you have finished?
What other learning could you do:
Progression to Further Qualifications:

The IB Diploma is a passport to higher education. Universities around the world welcome the unique characteristics of the IB Diploma programme students and recognise the way in which the programme helps to prepare students for higher education. IB students routinely gain admission to some of the best-known Universities in the world.

Progression into Employment:

The IBCC has been designed to remove the distinction that exists in many educational systems around the world between knowledge and practical skills, and in doing, maximise the effectiveness of young people as they continue their education, enter the workforce and take their place in society.

Where Can I Find More Information?

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How To Apply
Students are able to apply online through All applicants will need to attain at least 5 A* - C grades at GCSE including Maths, English & Science to be able to access the IBCC course. On application the student's potential to achieve the benchmark will be assessed alongside their ability to self motivate and play a full role in Academy life.

About our sponsors Academy Calendar Middle Years IB Prospectus