Your Options


"What do you want to be?" is a pretty big question to ask.

At the age of 16, we don't expect you to know exactly what you want to do. We're pretty lucky in the UK, there are a lot of options available to us when it comes to the different stages of our education. The three main routes available to you when it comes to further education are:

  1. School route - A-Levels
  2. College route - BTEC/vocational qualifications
  3. Employment route - Apprenticeships

Each option has the potential to progress, resulting in qualification top-ups, university degrees and employment. There is no single route to university or single route to employment. Your options are wide open!

It's important that you research the study options available to you when you finish school. The best way of doing this is to visit us at one of our open events. You can get a real feel for the College environment, talk to tutors and find out more about our study programme and apprenticeship options. 

October onwards

There is no need to wait until you've got your exam results to make an application. Apply online for your chosen study programme here or at an open event. Simply search on the online course finder for your chosen specialism, click 'apply' and create a MY MKC account.

January - August

Whatever your chosen specialism, you will be invited for a consultation. We do not expect you to already be an expert in your chosen area, but you will need to demonstrate your interest and motivation. At consultation, we will discuss the study options available, study levels and progression to support you to get you to your end goal.


If you've been made an offer for a study programme, you will be invited to attend a Discovery Day. These days give you a chance to meet the tutors, make new friends ready for September and experience college before you start.

Thursday 22nd August 2019

It's important to let us know your results and confirm your place. This is done simply by enrolling on your study programme if you receive the results you are expecting. If you do better than you expect, or don't quite get the grades you need, come and discuss your options at one of our GCSE Results Advisory Days.

August - September

You will be invited to enroll with the College, subject to meeting the entry requirements. Make sure you bring your results! You will be given all the details about your first day at enrolment.

September 2019

Your first week will involve an induction to familiarize yourself with the College. If you feel lost or out of place, don't worry, there will be lots of other students in exactly the same position, but also plenty of people to welcome you.

Still not sure?

Join us at an open event!

To truly get a feel for the college, find out more about your study options and meet our expert study programme and apprenticeship tutors, as well as qualified and friendly careers advisors, come and meet us at one of our open events. We hold them throughout the year at both of our campuses, so there are plenty of opportunities to visit. 

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