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  1. ‘You’re never too old to learn!’

    Being unable to work because of Covid-19, Emma decided that it was time to change up her career path. From working as a beauty and aesthetics practitioner to now training to become a nurse on our Access to Healthcare course, read on to find out about Emma’s journey and why retraining at the age of…

  2. T Levels – what are they?

    If you haven’t already heard, T Levels are the new kid on the block. This new choice after GCSE’s has a LOT to offer, and we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about them. A brief introduction to T Levels T Levels are a new, 2-year qualification, designed to give YOU a…

  3. Hybrid learning: what is it and what are the benefits?

    The pandemic has seen many people finding themselves facing the possibility of re-training for a new career. However, living in a digital society means that as a college, we are well-equipped to pivot around this. Milton Keynes College is proud to provide some great options for adult learners who are looking to start a new…

  4. Top Tips to Smash Your College Interview

    Once you’ve completed that all important application, the next thing you’ve got to tick off your check list is the interview. You don’t need to wear a suit and tie, and you don’t need to be nervous beforehand! We asked some of our tutors and course team leaders what they look for in candidates for…

  5. Black History Month but all year round

    We make a big fuss of our children or partners on their birthday, but we actually do so because we love them all year round.  This is the ninety-fifth year of celebrating Black History Month, and it’s time we looked at it the same way – something to be especially commemorated each October but also…

  6. Debunking common apprenticeship myths

    Apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable work experience whilst simultaneously developing valuable skills and knowledge. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about this mode of education that simply are not true! Below we explain and debunk some of these myths. ‘’Apprenticeships are for low achievers’’ Apprenticeships simply just offer an alternative, hands-on…

  7. Why Black History Month matters more every year

    I’m old enough to remember a time when Black History Month was something which was celebrated hardly anywhere outside education. Students might do a bit of project work and certainly in Further Education it was something we always tried to engage with, but outside in the world, very little mention was made. How things have…

  8. College, not Classroom

    Whether it’s through teamwork, working with your hands, visual learning, or you own unique method, you won’t spend hours sat in a classroom when you’re an MK College student. Instead, expect to be preparing for your career in the relevant environment with a range of industry-standard equipment. You’ll be raring to go when it comes…

  9. The parents’ guide to College

    The new academic year is well underway, and whether this is your first child starting College or your third, we’re sure that you’ll have a few budding questions. But there’s no need to stress; we’ve compiled a handful of useful information for you below that should help to clear anything up. Term dates With every…