Why Study at College?

Why Study at College?

Milton Keynes College prepares students for the real-world. We help you to choose the right course that will allow you to achieve your career goals. Whether it is University or a job that you want to go on to after college, we will provide you with the skills and support to succeed.

We have strong links with employers and work closely with them to ensure our courses reflect the skills they are looking for as well providing work experience, guest speakers, case studies and apprenticeships. We work with a diverse range of employers such as Santander, Home Retail Group, Mirus IT, Pidy, Amtech and Centre Parcs to name a few.

Most of our teaching staff have first-hand experience in their subject area, allowing them to use their expert experience to provide you with the knowledge you will need in your future career.

How is college different to school?

When you start college you become a student and are treated how you would expect to be treated in the workplace. You will not have to wear a school uniform but you will be expected to wear an ID badge at all times for your safety, similar to a work environment. Depending on your chosen course, you may wear a uniform that reflects your chosen career path.

As you will now be studying a course of your choice you will be responsible for your own learning and will be expected to work hard to achieve your personal career goals. There will be plenty of support to help you achieve this including careers and course guidance, our REED NCFE in-house recruitment service as well as financial and welfare support.

You will also have access to a range of events and activities that may not be available at school. For example you can attend Freshers Fairs, Open Mic nights, movie screenings, get involved with our elite sports teams or set up your own enterprise - find out more about student engagement here.

What courses can I study at college?

We have a range of full-time and part-time courses to suit all levels and ambitions including higher education, apprenticeships, adult learning and A-Level pathways.

How do I decide on a course?

Take a look at our subject area pages to explore the various areas that we offer courses in or use our course finder to view more detailed information on specific courses.

Once you have decided on a course you can apply online through the course finder or call our customer services team on 01908 68444 for further assistance.

You are able to apply for two courses at once if you would like to choose a back-up option.

What will a college course include?

As part of your course you will be expected to complete the entire study programme to provide you with all the skills you will need for your next steps. Please see our page on the study programme for more information.

What facilities are available?

You will find excellent facilities across our three campuses to help you get the most out of your college experience. These include our student-run restaurant; The Brasserie, our student-run salon; The Graduate, our discounted gym; Courtside, our on-site Early Years Nursery and our excellent library and IT centres.

We also have state of the art teaching facilities including our Innovation and Technology Centre, photography, performing arts and television studios and graphic design suites.

Is there any financial help for me?

There are a range of options available to help you fund your studies – please see our Money Support section for more information.

Can I come and visit the College?

We have a number of Open Days that allow you to see first-hand why college is the best choice for you, there will be opportunities to have a look around and speak to staff, tutors and students - click here for all of our upcoming events.

Be sure to have a look at our Instagram account to get a feel for life at Milton Keynes College.

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Can I talk to someone to find out more?

If you have any questions or need any further assistance then please call our customer services team on 01908 684444 or email info@mkcollege.ac.uk.