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Welcome to the Workability department

The Workability team at Milton Keynes College can offer you free training and support, helping you start a job in the career path you want.

If you are an unemployed adult looking to get back into work, or an employed adult who would like to improve your skills, we can offer the support, knowledge and confidence you need in order to succeed.

Am I eligible for a free course - as in, I don't have to pay any money?
If you can answer 'yes' to the following questions, we may be able to help you:

  • Are you aged 19 or over and on benefits?
  • Are you actively looking for work?
  • Are you interested in short, employment-focussed courses?
  • Would you like to gain vocational qualifications relevant to the current job market?
  • Would you benefit from improved confidence and motivation?
  • Would you like to improve your career prospects?

Getting Started
You will be invited to attend our Workability programme that will introduce you to Milton Keynes College, improve your employability skills and help to decide the right pathway for you going by your needs and aspirations.

Assess to Impress
What are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you actually enjoy doing? We will help you to identify where your talents lie, and help you overcome any potential barriers that may be stopping you from getting into work. You will set long and short term goals to help you achieve your full potential. You will also receive a one-to-one session with an expert tutor to design your personalised action plan.

Job Applications, Knowledge and Interview Skills
It is always important to prepare for job interviews, and essential to know how to. We will help you to understand the preparation process, and how to sell yourself to an employer effectively. We will prepare you for those sometimes difficult interview questions with confidence, so you can say exactly where you want to be in five years time, or how you overcame a difficult situation. You will practice what you've learnt with mock interviews, with constructive feedback provided.

CV Development
Learn how to create an impressive and smart looking CV to show off your skills and experience. You will also gain confidence in personalising your CV to suit different roles.

Courses run approximately once a month, please contact us to find out the next starting dates.
Please contact Pia George on pia.george@mkcollege.ac.uk or on 01908 684 548
or
Gemma Bance on gemma.bance@mkcollege.ac.uk or on 01908 684 542

We also offer a range of courses to further help you on your journey back to work. Courses go up to a Level 2 qualification and are free of charge for those on qualifying benefits - please contact us to find out if you are eligible.

 

 

Workability

Part Time
BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A076-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • This is an intensive two week course working towards a Level 1 certificate
  • Guaranteed interview upon successful completion of the course
  • Understand interpersonal skills that will be required of you in a care setting
  • Develop communication skills
BTEC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A376-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Develop knowledge of basic food safety practices
  • Learn about the importance of food safety
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Develop your personal growth and engagement in learning
BTEC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A376S-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £80.00, 19-23 £80.00,
24+ £80.00, Overseas £80.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Develop knowledge of basic food safety practices
  • Learn about the importance of food safety
  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Develop your personal growth and engagement in learning
BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A172-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain skills and experience essential for a secretary/administrator role
  • Develop skills in planning and prioritising work
  • Learn to work in a team
  • Grow your confidence and improve communication skills
  • Improve your IT skills
  • Learn in a friendly and relaxed environment
Entry 3 Award in Employability Skills - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A257-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: SkillsCentre:MK
Highlights Include
  • Identify your strengths, weaknessess and potential barriers to finding work
  • Set long and short term goals to help you achieve your full potential
  • Receive one-to-one reviews with a dedicated tutor
  • Learn in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Improve your confidence and career prospects
  • Understand the purpose of interview preparation
  • Learn how to present yourself to a prospective employer
Entry 3 Introduction to Spreadsheet Software - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A214-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Recognise how to create and use a spreadsheet
  • Get to grips with Microsoft Excel and other programmes
  • Practice using the keyboard and keyboard shortcuts
ITQ Entry 3 Certificate for IT Users - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4755-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Get to grips with the basics of computers, from using the internet to software
  • Learn in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Gain transferable skills
  • Learn about presentation and spreadsheet software
ITQ Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills - 26/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3841A-1/1 Course Dates: 26/09/2017 - 30/01/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £275.00,
24+ £275.00, Overseas £550.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Nationally recognised IT qualification
  • Gain confidence in using and experimenting with computers
  • Learn to use standard Microsoft software which employers require and value
  • Learn the ins and outs of e-mail
  • Learn to use the computer keyboard
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information
ITQ Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A077-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Nationally recognised IT qualification
  • Gain confidence in using and experimenting with computers
  • Learn to use standard Microsoft software which employers require and value
  • Learn the ins and outs of e-mail
  • Learn to use the computer keyboard
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information
ITQ Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills - 13/03/2018
 
Course Code: 3841B-1/1 Course Dates: 13/03/2018 - 10/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £275.00,
24+ £275.00, Overseas £550.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Nationally recognised IT qualification
  • Gain confidence in using and experimenting with computers
  • Learn to use standard Microsoft software which employers require and value
  • Learn the ins and outs of e-mail
  • Learn to use the computer keyboard
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information
ITQ Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3717A-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 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Learn to manage, move and send files
  • Create e-doc files and PDF
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn to create spreadsheets and graphs using standard software
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information

 

ITQ Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills - 26/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3952-1/1 Course Dates: 26/09/2017 - 27/02/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £325.00,
24+ £325.00, Overseas £650.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Learn to manage, move and send files
  • Create e-doc files and PDF
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn to create spreadsheets and graphs using standard software
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information
ITQ Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills - 13/03/2018
 
Course Code: 3952B-1/1 Course Dates: 13/03/2018 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £325.00,
24+ £325.00, Overseas £650.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Learn to manage, move and send files
  • Create e-doc files and PDF
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn to create spreadsheets and graphs using standard software
  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to enrol on to this course for free, please get in touch for more information
Level 1 Award in Personal Development - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 4934-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: SkillsCentre:MK
Highlights Include
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn in a friendly and relaxed environment
  • Grow your confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn about personal finances, self-management and skills to get into work
Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A233-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Identify your strengths, weaknessess and potential barriers to finding work
  • Set long and short term goals to help you achieve your full potential
  • Receive one-to-one reviews with a dedicated tutor
  • Learn in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • Improve your confidence and career prospects
  • Understand the purpose of interview preparation
  • Learn how to present yourself to a prospective employer
Level 1 Certificate in WorkSkills - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A101-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Get prepared for employment
  • Learn in a friendly, relaxed and flexible environment
  • Find out what it takes to be successful in securing employment
  • Focus on personal and social skills to appeal to employers
Level 2 Word Processing - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: A061-1/1 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 N/A,
24+ N/A, Overseas N/A
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Learn to create letters, presentations and agendas
  • Take on real life scenarios to create documents needed in the workplace
  • Learn in a friendly and relaxed environment