Study Inclusive Learning at MK College
Studying an Inclusive Learning course is a brilliant opportunity to improve your confidence, prepare you for the world of work and a chance to make lifelong friends. You can pursue your interests in dedicated facilities and learn new skills. There are many opportunities for progression, including studying a new subject at college or a Supported Internship.
Our Inclusive Learning programme is perfect for those who need a bit of extra time and support at College. Whether it’s learning to become more independent, or getting ready to go into employment, our exceptional team are here to support you every step of the way.
Meet the experts
Inclusive Learning students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of trips and activities during their time at College.
We have annual events we arrange as a team; Jolly and Jingle at Christmas (whole department); Face Your Fears (Animal Care); Bingo Night ( New Horizons); Quiz Night (Independent Living) and prom.
We have just started to work with Woughton Community Council at their Coffee Hall community hall; where we ran a very successful afternoon tea and dance event for local residents.
Trips this year have included job fairs, the zoo, shopping centres and Wrigglies Reptile Centre. Students have undertaken valuable work experience with Duck End Farm, The Brasserie and the Holiday Inn.
Discuss Your Options
It’s a good idea to chat about what you want to do next, which is why our expert careers guidance team are on hand to do exactly that. Whether you’re choosing between two pathways, or you’re a bit lost – don’t worry, we’re here to help!
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
We make sure you’re ready for the world of work as soon as you’ve completed your studies with us, and even before that by working with industry partners. From work experience opportunities, to volunteering, the employers we work with help to shape our curriculum, meaning you’re learning the skills you need to feel confident when you enter the workplace. We work with:
- The Christian Foundation
- Gino’s Café
- Klean Easy
Taylor has studied Independent Living, Catering and Performing Arts before moving on to complete a Supported Internship.
“I have been a part of the MK College family for five years. It is an incredible journey as I have met the most amazing teachers, teaching assistants and friends along the way, who are truly all superstars. I will always remember the happy memories, amazing moments, incredible opportunities, fun times and all the laughter.
I have done a lot of different courses, everything from cooking in Inclusive Learning to having the courage to move into mainstream College to complete my Level 1 Performing Arts. If it wasn’t for all of the fabulous people at MK College, I would have not have had such a wonderful time. Keep up the great work MK College, you are awesome!”
Lewis joined Milton Keynes College at the age of 14, and has progressed from
Animal Care to a Supported Internship and is now sitting his GCSE’s.
“When I started at College I wasn’t a confident student, the Inclusive Learning staff have helped me to improve and now I feel like I have come a long way and found my true calling and a future career.”
Harry has completed a Supported Internship at Milton Keynes College.
“My experience at MK College has been brilliant, it has helped me to become more confident, all the staff and tsa’s were very helpful and supported me in lessons. I was also very happy with the staff helping me with the panic attacks I sometimes had at College and the 1-1 support was amazing. Since leaving College I have been an outgoing and positive person.
I was so happy to get a place at MK College, I can remember my very first day there and I was very nervous, after a few months of being at College I felt very safe and secure. I was very happy to make the staff and the tsa’s laugh and smile with my amazing sense of humour and with my music skills. If it wasn’t for the staff supporting me I wouldn’t be who I am now. I miss you all very much!”
Intermediate or Advanced?
You may have seen our courses split up into Intermediate and Advanced. Here’s the lowdown on what they mean…
This level of study is equivalent to Level 1 & 2.
This will offer you a dedicated support system to prepare you for progression. You will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your chosen specialism, encouraged by your tutors and peers. Your experiences will enable you to decide what you want to do next, whether it’s an apprenticeship or an Advanced (Level 3) study programme at College, you will discover the wide range of options open to you.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 3.
Put your passion for your chosen subject into action with a variety of work experience opportunities. You’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test by taking on work experience in your chosen industry, getting an insight into what life in that career will be like. You’ll develop your learning at College, taking full advantage of our industry-standard facilities. Professionalism is a must for advanced programmes, as you will be making contacts and opening doors for yourself which could lead to something extraordinary.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 4, 5 & 6, and is only for people who have already completed an Advanced (Level 3) qualification (BTEC or A Level or equivalent).
Take your career to the next step with undergraduate qualifications, from HNCs to BA Degrees. Focus on your specialism, developing advanced technical, practical and research skills to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. With expert lecturers, small class sizes and access to facilities mirroring industry, get ready to become an expert in your chosen field.