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Welcome to the Care, Health & Childcare department

What’s it all about?

The care industry has never been more in demand than today. With the amount of vulnerable people rising, including an increase in life expectancy, the care industry already employs around 1.7 million people.

Jobs in frontline care are set to see tremendous growth and will become a sector of increasing significance in the lives of many. Our courses prepare you for providing the specialist care that vulnerable people of all ages require.

Is it for me?

If you love people, whether they are three or 93, you will find working in the care industry extremely rewarding. The industry has its clear challenges, and having such an important role in a number of different people's lives is no easy feat.

You must want to make a difference in someone's life to be successful in care. Stepping into help someone get their breakfast and have a friendly chat could be the difference between a good day and a bad day for some people, and their appreciation and gratitude will be more rewarding than anything financial.

Simply wanting to be with people, and having the right values is probably the most important requirement employers want to see from new starters.

What will I do?

You can start your journey into the care profession at our acclaimed training facilities by learning alongside our expert team with rich knowledge and industry experience. Whether you are interested in Health & Social Care or Childcare, whatever you choose we will help you develop your skills in an encouraging setting to help you achieve your goals.

Caring is about wanting to get to know clients, being responsive to their needs and, for many, becoming like a trusted family member. These are all skills that can’t necessarily be studied for in a classroom, which is why we provide excellent opportunities for valuable work experience and volunteering.

What can I do next?

Your studies could directly lead to the start of your career, or you may choose further study in social care, healthcare, childcare or education, or take a place at University.

"I was very close with my tutor, I could tell her anything and she was very supportive of me. MKC has been the stepping stone to employment in my career path, and it has helped me to get one step closer to my dream job."

Emma King, Level 3 Childcare & Development

Care, Health and Childcare

Full Time
Childcare - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: A224P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a child care setting
  • Taught by vocationally qualified staff
  • Fully equipped training room to support lessons in child care skills, infection control, health and safety etc
  • Learn how to provide activities to support children's needs
  • Develop your personal progression plan
Children's Play, Learning and Development - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0125P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Multiple progression routes
  • Vast work experience opportunities
  • Learn essential paediatric emergency first aid and how to manage illness
  • Learn how to support children with their learning e.g literacy and numeracy
Children's Play, Learning and Development - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 0147P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 19/06/2020 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £7395.00,
24+ £7448.50, Overseas £7404.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Achievement of Early Years Educator status
  • Two days a week working within a Childcare setting of varying ages from birth to 8 years of age
  • Diploma qualification equivalent to three A levels.
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through additional courses such as First Aid, Food Safety and Hygiene
Health & Social Care - Entry Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4970P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-WED 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Weekly work placement in the College Nursery
  • Small group sizes
  • Additional dedicated teaching support staff in taught classes
  • Tailored programme to enable progression to higher level courses
Health & Social Care - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2091P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a health or social care setting
  • Taught by vocationally qualified staff
  • Fully equipped training room to support lessons in caring skills, infection control, health and safety etc
  • Find out about where this qualification could take you
  • Gain valuable life skills such as nutrition and general health skills
  • Gain transferable skills including time management, planning and organisation
Health & Social Care - Level 2 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2092P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a health or social care setting e.g. Milton Keynes Hospital or local Domiciliary Care Agencies
  • Taught by vocationally qualified staff
  • Fully equipped training room to support lessons in caring skills, infection control and health and safety
  • Gain knowledge of the underpinning care values and an understanding of the different life stages that individuals go through
Health & Social Care - Level 3 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2093P-1/2 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 19/06/2020 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £7395.00,
24+ £7448.50, Overseas £7404.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a health or social care setting e.g. Milton Keynes Hospital or local Domiciliary Care Agencies
  • Taught by vocationally qualified staff
  • Fully recognised by most universities as entry in to degree level programmes such as Nursing, social work and many more health and social care related disciplines
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through additional courses such as First Aid, Food Safety and Hygiene
  • This qualification is equivalent to three A-Levels
Health & Social Care with ESOL - Level 1 - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: 2481P-1/1 Course Dates: 10/09/2018 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2053.50, Overseas £4009.50
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a health or social care setting
  • Taught by vocationally qualified staff
  • Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through additional courses such as First Aid, Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Fully equipped training room to support lessons in caring skills, infection control, health and safety etc
  • Study for an ESOL Speaking and Listening qualification
  • Continuously improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Get a better understanding of the health care system in the UK
  • Find out what different pathways are available to you

Care, Health and Childcare

Part Time
Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A171-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 9:30 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 £150.00, 19-23 £150.00,
24+ £150.00, Overseas £150.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Receive an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to progress in a variety of careers in the care sector
  • Work and learn in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Learn about the needs of people in care, including people with disabilities, learning difficulties and autism
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Engage in learning and activities relevant to you and your interests
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A056-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £500.00,
24+ £500.00, Overseas £1000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other learners to extend your knowledge of the role of a teaching assistant
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning
  • Enhance your opportunities to gain work experience within a school setting
  • Gain a knowledge-based qualification.
Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3969-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £900.00,
24+ £900.00, Overseas £1300.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain work experience within a childcare setting
  • Attend interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of working with children and young people within a childcare setting and associated practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Obtain a certificate in safeguarding of children.
Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4933-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £900.00,
24+ £900.00, Overseas £1300.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain experience and increase your skills within a care setting
  • Allocated Workplace Trainer supporting you in your own work setting
  • Cover a wide variety of units giving you a wide variety of knowledge.
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4034-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £900.00,
24+ £900.00, Overseas £900.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain work experience within a school setting
  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of education workplace practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Obtain a certificate in Safeguarding.
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3967-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £900.00,
24+ £900.00, Overseas £1300.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain a broad knowledge and understanding and develop skills in Health and Social care
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Flexible start dates with allowing you to roll on and roll off to suit you.
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4038A-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 9:30 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £100.00,
24+ £100.00, Overseas £100.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Specific to infants under the age of one, and children from one to the onset of puberty
  • This qualification is an extension to the Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Learn how to deal with all situations, from minor injuries to life threatening situations such as sudden illness and being unresponsive
  • Learn in a class of no larger than 12
  • Learn from trained and registered assessors
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A063-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £500.00,
24+ £500.00, Overseas £500.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Attend interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other prospective practitioners to extend your knowledge of working as a childminder
  • An allocated Workplace Trainer who will support your underpinning knowledge
  • Obtain a certificate in safeguarding of children
  • Obtain a paediatric first aid qualification.
Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A029-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2882.00,
24+ £2882.00, Overseas £2882.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain work experience within a residential care setting
  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of working in a residential childcare setting and associated practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Flexible start dates and roll on roll off facility to suit your needs
  • Obtain a certificate in safeguarding of children.
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Social Care) - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3970-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2300.00,
24+ £2300.00, Overseas £2300.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain work experience within a social care setting
  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of working with children and young people within a social care environment and associated practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Obtain a certificate in safeguarding of children.
Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4994-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2882.00,
24+ £2882.00, Overseas £2882.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain work experience within a social care setting
  • Attend interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Work on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of working with children and young people within an early years environment and associated practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Flexible start dates and roll on roll off facility to suit your needs
  • Obtain a certificate in the safeguarding of children.
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3968-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2882.00,
24+ £2882.00, Overseas £2882.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Cover a variety of units that will give you a wide variety of knowledge
  • Flexible start dates and roll on roll off to suit your needs
  • Gain experience and increase your skills within a care setting.
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4035-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2225.00,
24+ £2225.00, Overseas £2225.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Attending interactive workshops at Milton Keynes College
  • Working on group activities with other practitioners to extend your knowledge of education workplace practices
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • English and Maths development is embedded.
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A057-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £2882.00, 19-23 £2882.00,
24+ £2882.00, Overseas £2882.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain a leadership and management qualification
  • No attendance at College is necessary and assessments will take place in your work setting
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Flexible start dates meaning you can roll on and roll off to suit you
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4050-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £2882.00, 19-23 £2882.00,
24+ £2882.00, Overseas £2882.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain a leadership and management qualification
  • No attendance at College is necessary and assessments will take place in your work setting
  • You will be allocated a Workplace Trainer who will support your learning within your own setting
  • Flexible start dates meaning you can roll on and roll off to suit you.
Ofsted Briefing - For those considering becoming a childminder - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 2801-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 18:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 £15.00, 19-23 £15.00,
24+ £15.00, Overseas £15.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to gain the knowledge and understanding of the requirements for becoming a childminder
  • Attend and interactive workshop at Milton Keynes College.
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