Key Facts

• Our College is one of the fastest growing in the UK, increasing turnover in the last ten years from £24m to c58m (2014).

• We are a lead provider in Offender Learning with 30% of the national market share, delivering across 30 prisons with an annual contract value of £35m.

• The College has approximately 200 full and part-time students enrolled on Higher Education Courses in 2014/15.  Over 563 of our Level 3 further education students have submitted applications to attend University in 2015/16.

• With a population of 10, 931 full time and part time students and 26,377 OLASS students, we are the city’s largest provider of education, training and development (2013/14).

• We work with over 3,372 16-18 year old full-time students equating to 23% of the local market share.

• We are the largest training provider for employers in Milton Keynes working with around 3000 employers.  We deliver a combination of apprenticeships, professional qualifications and commercial training as well as engaging on work experience placements, live projects and student-run businesses.  We have achieved the Training Quality Standard for outstanding employer engagement and are accredited by a number of professional organisations.

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• We provide English, maths and ESOL qualifications to over 1,000 adult learners on campus, in local community learning centres and in the workplace.

• We deliver a broad range of employability programmes, engaging with over 2,000 students in the last year.

• Our students make good progress and are well prepared to take the next step. Analysis of destination data shows that 99% move to further training, Higher Education or employment.

• At our last full inspection in 2014 Ofsted said “Teachers’ and managers’ approach to inclusion and respect for one another is successful in creating a harmonious learning environment for students and staff.”

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• Our vibrant College community is drawn from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds with 30% of full-time students being from black and minority groups.

• We have achieved the Matrix Standard which is the unique quality standard which measures our advice and support services and supports our students in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

• Over 1,600 staff work for the College, making us one of the largest employers in Milton Keynes.