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  1. Helping Students Plan for Their Future

    At MK College, we are dedicated to ensuring every student has a solid plan for their future. From early career guidance to one-on-one meetings with tutors, we provide comprehensive support to help students navigate their next steps. Whether they are continuing their education, changing courses, or embarking on a new journey at university or in…

  2. ALS & SEND Team Spotlight

    Successfully navigating further education can be challenging, especially for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). At Milton Keynes College Group, the commitment to inclusivity and support for SEND students is led by Chris Lefcovitch, the Head of ALS (Additional Learning Support) & SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Chris brings a wealth of experience…

  3. Staff Profile: Amy Langford

    Q: What are the main responsibilities of your role? A: In essence, my job is to oversee all the student support services across the college. This includes Additional Learning Support (ALS), Wellbeing, Positive Behaviour, Student Voice and Personal Development. I make sure we offer any support that helps students access and manage their time at…

  4. Working together for a sustainable college

    By Lauren Gallyot, Sustainability Lead, Milton Keynes College Group The role of Sustainability Lead is fairly new to the Further Education sector. There aren’t that many of us working full time in this space and the title might be unfamiliar amongst the jobs roles you’d usually expect in a college setting.   Essentially, I’m here to…

  5. Wellbeing and Resilience team

    Q: What does the Wellbeing and Resilience team do? A: Our team’s purpose is to support and look after the wellbeing and mental health of our students. Q: What qualifications and specialisms do you have to support students? A: All team members have mental health first aid and safeguarding qualifications and are all Designated Safeguarding…

  6. Staff Profile: Clare Hood

    Group Director Quality, Teaching and Learning Q: How does the College deliver high-quality teaching and learning? A: There are two parts to ensuring we deliver quality teaching and learning. Firstly, there’s compliance. We ensure everything we do conforms to awarding body requirements.It’s also about making sure they are the right qualifications to take students where…

  7. Staff Profile: Maria Bowness

    Group Director Curriculum Innovation and Pedagogy Q: How does the College deliver an innovative curriculum? A: One initiative I’m particularly proud of is the Silverstone Partnership, where our students get to benefit from practical experiences at Silverstone. For instance, our Motor Vehicle and Hospitality students engage in track days at Silverstone, offering them unique hands-on…

  8. Careers & Futures Team Spotlight

    Q: So, what kind of help does the Careers & Futures Team offer? A: We offer independent and impartial advice on courses, universities, apprenticeships, and anything related to careers. But the support doesn’t stop there. We also focus on self-development, motivation, attitudes, and behaviours. It’s not just talking about jobs; it’s about empowering young people…

  9. Chair of Governors blog

    If there’s one thing I and my fellow governors at Milton Keynes College Group are used to, it’s blank looks.  Very few people know and understand what we do, and it’s something we need to explain.  The College is an amazing place, where thousands of people come to learn and train, with passionate and expert…