Your Options



Trying to figure out what to do when you finish school can seem daughnting, but luckily there are lots of study options to choose from -  we’ve highlighted some of them below.

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!

Foundation Arts Diploma (FAD)
1. College Route
Study Programmes

At Milton Keynes College we have a wide range of Study Programmes available to you when you leave school. What level you start your Study Programmes depends on your GCSE results and prior experience. You can take a look at the full range of Study Programmes for school leavers here.

In comparison to A Levels, Study Programmes are more focused on vocational study linked to one core subject. As part of your Study Programme you will take part in Work Experience, English & Maths and Skills for Success. Discover more about MK College Study Programmes.

2. Employment Route Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to train, qualify and gain valuable work experience, all while earning a wage. At Milton Keynes College we offer apprenticeships at Intermediate (Level 2) to Higher (Level 4/5) Level in a rage of subjects including Accounting, Digital Marketing, IT Infrastructure, Professional Cookery and Hairdressing to name just a few!

Find out more about Apprenticeships.

3. School Route
A Levels

Similarly to Study Programmes, A Levels are a great way to prepare for university study. A Levels can be studied at school when you enter Sixth Form. A Levels are available in lots of different subjects and are ideal for those who enjoy the more traditional academic way of studying.

Unsure what study option is right for you? Read our blog: A Level vs BTECs: The Ultimate Showdown

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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