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International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (Finance qualification)

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) is a Level 3 qualification offered between the Sixth Form Centre and Guernsey College of Further Education. This programme is ideal for students who wish to combine academic study with a professional financial qualification, enabling them to become confident, skilled learners who are career-ready. 

There are three sections to the study programme.

1. The Professional Qualification 

For the Professional Qualification, students will study the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment’s Level 3 Certificate for Introduction to Securities & Investment, in conjunction with the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s Certificate in Financial Studies. 

These are respected entry level professional qualifications, and as such will strongly support students aiming to start a career in the local finance industry at 18, whilst carrying UCAS points so students can continue to access higher education. This learning will take place at the College at Les Ozouets Campus one day each week. 

2. The Academic Study

Students will take two Higher Level 1 Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses at the Sixth Form Centre choosing from the following list of subjects:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • IT in a Global Society
  • Geography
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Sport
    • Health & Exercise Science
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematical studies
    • Visual Arts
    • Film


3. The 18 CP Core

All students will complete a Core programme which will ensure that they gain transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, ethical business practices, critical thinking, communication and cross-cultural engagement. This Core will include both classes and work-related learning opportunities within local companies. 

The IB Philosophy

The lnternational Baccalaureate Career-related Programme opens up a range of possibilities, with students able to access industry and universities around the world. Whilst it prepares young people for the work place, it also keeps open the option to study at university in a related field. International Baccalaureate programmes emphasise the development of the whole student physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. 

The IB diploma’s learner profile has 10 inspirational qualities that all learners strive to develop throughout their course. These are to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk takers, Balanced and Reflective.