Milton Keynes College

Introduction

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an accessible institution open to all learners 14 years and up regardless of their background. We offer a wide range of courses to suit everyone with high-quality teaching and state-of-the-art facilities in a supportive, fun environment.

Providing high-quality education and training for over thirty years

Established in 1984, Milton Keynes is proud to be an accessible College with a strong reputation for providing high-quality education to learners of all levels 14 years old and over. Rapid growth in the last ten years has seen turnover top £40m. With more than 1,100 staff members, the College is also one of the largest employers in Milton Keynes.

This academic year the College welcomed over 20,000 students to our Further and Higher Education courses for professional and development training or on offender learning courses.

The curriculum comprises a broad range of qualifications with over 3,000 16 to 18-year-old full-time students studying A-Levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships, as well as courses for 14 to 16 year olds.

Students looking to study at degree level use our ultra-modern Silbury Campus in central Milton Keynes.

In addition to campus-based learning, there are Skills for Life qualifications and employability programmes providing for another 3,000 students in local community learning centres.

The College has been working with prisoners for over twenty years and is now responsible for 30% of all UK Offender Learning. Having started at just one prison, HMP Woodhill here in Milton Keynes, College staff now teach in thirty-one prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.

VISION & VALUES

Milton Keynes College's sole aim is to be the best general Further Education college in the country and deliver the highest quality education to all learners. Here, you can learn more about our visions and values.

Milton Keynes College's sole aim is to be the best general Further Education College in the country and deliver the highest quality education to all learners. Here, you can learn more about the things we believe in.

Whether you are a student, a teacher or a college, to be the best, it is essential to have a vision of success. Milton Keynes College is at the heart of the city community intimately connected to all levels of society and the local economy.

We believe in:

  • Welcoming anyone who wants to learn and improve with no boundaries to limit their access and every support to help them progress and succeed
  • Building the strongest partnerships with our communities, businesses and all with an interest in making the city and its people stronger
  • Working to grow the city’s economy and create greater opportunities for all

We believe these things individually and as a group. They guide our day-to-day decision making. This is how we set out to achieve them:

  • To inspire - where everyone motivates, engages, challenges, and stretches each other
  • To strive for excellence - where everyone recognises their own potential and becomes the best they can be
  • To demonstrate integrity - where everyone is committed to being open in all we do and to be honest and do the right thing
  • To show respect - where we listen, consider the views of others and value everyone
  • To innovate - where new ideas and thinking are generated around people, products and processes

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

Milton Keynes College is committed to a culture that enables inclusion, embraces difference, challenges prejudice and promotes justice. We will foster a supportive, creative, self-critical and reflective community that promotes personal and professional development for all its members.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Summer courses » View Diploma » View courses »

Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

English Plus

Campus Part time September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

This exciting taster course allows the student to combine English language and another subject of interest. Study English in the mornings and join UK students who study vocational courses in the afternoons. [+]

Start dates: 7th September 2015, 4th January 2016, 11th April 2016 Length: One term or one academic year Levels: Beginner to advanced Programme: Seventeen hours a week (General English plus one subject area) This exciting taster course allows the student to combine English language and another subject of interest. Study English in the mornings and join UK students who study vocational courses in the afternoons. You design your Plus programme combining the General English course with one subject area. Subject areas offered are Art and Design, Business, Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Sports, Music, and Information Technology. The course is ideal for students or working professionals interested in experiencing a taster course or extending your English in a specific area. You are required to have an intermediate level of English equivalent to IELTS 4.0 or Level 1 English. Teachers and Classes Qualified and experienced teachers work closely with you to ensure your progress. Classes are small with an average of 12 students and a maximum of 20 students. Application Any persons aged 16 years old or above can apply. Students under 18 years are offered additional support. IELTS Examinations This summer course is ideal for learners interested in preparing and taking the IELTS examinations. The IELTS examination is held at the nearest testing centre on Saturday August 29th 2015. Examination fees are approximately £110, IELTS course book is approximately £25. Transportation is not included in summer course tuition fees. Interested learners should select the IELTS option. Further Study Students may progress to study our College’s vocational BTEC Level 3 courses, Access, Foundation Degree and Higher Education university degree courses. Free advice and assistance is provided when students apply for HE degree courses through UCAS. [-]

Foundation Degree Psychology and Criminal Behaviour

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you like to understand why people behave in different ways and what leads some people into crime? Then this course is for you and will set you up for a variety of rewarding careers in social services, the police, criminal justice, human resources and education to name a few. [+]

Highlights Include Professional speakers and seminars Guaranteed Degree top up Option to complete a BSc Work experience opportunities. Who Is This Course For? Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you like to understand why people behave in different ways and what leads some people into crime? Then this course is for you and will set you up for a variety of rewarding careers in social services, the police, criminal justice, human resources and education to name a few. What Does This Course Cover? This course covers a general introduction to psychology and criminal behaviour. Areas include:- The study of behaviour in groups and the development of the individual through childhood, adolescence and maturity General topics include conformity, response to authority, aggression and the diversity of human beings Research methods, e.g. experiments, observation studies and surveys Criminal behaviour includes theories of crime, case studies and the justice system A work placement unit. You will also experience personal development planning where you will reflect on your own performance and learning throughout the course. This will include the development of study skills, working in groups, time management and what it means to study at Higher Education level. An important part of your personal development will be the work placements, one in year 1 and one in year 2. We are developing a wide range of opportunities for work placement to meet the interests of individual students where possible. Are There Any Entry Requirements? UCAS Tariff Score 120 points, with at least one C at A level and the remaining points attained at level 3 standard. An Access qualification. Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureate or BTEC National Diploma. We are also keen to talk to people who have a genuine interest in this subject and would be happy to discuss your experience in the absence of normal qualifications. This would normally apply to mature students. Students who do not have an English qualification may be asked to attend an interview and to produce a piece of written work. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? Most modules have two assessments from a range of methods. These involve essays, presentations, exams, practical research with a written report and portfolios. Portfolios are an important element of work placement and the Personal Development unit. You will be provided with an assessment schedule with hand-in dates at the start of the year along with your unit handbooks. What Will This Course Cost Me? The Foundation Degree course will cost £6000 each year. The course is two years in duration so the total cost of the course is £12000. What Can I Do After This Course? The Foundation Degree will be of benefit to anyone working or wanting to work in areas such as: Social work The judiciary Policing Education. You can however, continue into a third year at the University of Bedfordshire on the BA Psychological Studies, the BA Psychology and Criminal Behaviour or BA Criminology programmes. This progression will provide an Honours Degree. It will not, however lead to GBR (Graduate Basis of Registration) status issued by the British Psychological Society, which is necessary to become a professional Psychologist, e.g. educational or clinical. If this becomes your aim, then you would need to take further units after your Honours Degree, or progress to the second year and then the third year at the University of Bedfordshire making a total of 4 years. An Honours Degree can take you into a wide range of occupations, including the above, plus human resources training and other roles in industry. This course is validated by The University of Bedfordshire. [-]

General English

Campus Part time 2 - 56 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

This popular course focuses on developing and advancing the student’s English language skills for further study or professional development. You design the course according to your individual needs. Combine core English classes with your choice of options. [+]

Start dates: 5th May 2015, 7th September 2015, 5th October 2015, 2nd November 2015, 4th January 2016, 1st February 2016, 4th April 2016, 3rd May 2016 Length: Two weeks to one academic year Levels: Five levels: Beginner to Advanced Programmes: Standard: fifteen hours a week (core classes plus three options). Intensive: twenty-one hours a week (core classes plus five options) This popular course focuses on developing and advancing the student’s English language skills for further study or professional development. You design the course according to your individual needs. Combine core English classes with your choice of options. Core English classes focus on improving your overall reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Options strengthen your weaker skills or deepen your knowledge of subject areas of interest. Options are two hours a week and include: Academic Writing, British Culture, Business English, Pronunciation and Conversation, Grammar, Academic English/IELTS, and Employability. Teachers and Classes Qualified and experienced teachers work closely with you to ensure your progress. Classes are small with an average of 12 students and a maximum of 20 students. Application Any persons aged 16 years old or above can apply. Students under 18 years are offered additional support. Further Study Students may progress to study our College’s vocational BTEC Level 3 courses, Access, Foundation Degree and Higher Education university degree courses. Free advice and assistance is provided when students apply for HE degree courses through UCAS. [-]

Teacher Training

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

This course is for students aged 19 when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education. International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they are required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses. [+]

Highlights Include Our staff are subject specialists and specialists in post-16 teaching. Many also have vocational experience in relevant fields Well-resourced teaching rooms and LRC facilities for research Visits and speakers to enhance your learning Excellent support with the UCAS university admissions process The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College. What Level Is This Qualification? This is a Level 3 qualification and is delivered over one year. Who Is This Course For? This course is for students aged 19 when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education. International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they are required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses. What Does This Course Cover? You will take a number of core modules such as numeracy, ICT and communications. Your subject options then depend upon the ‘pathway’ you have chosen. These pathways are: Health and Sciences (modules include Health Studies, Human Biology, Psychology and Social Policy) Social Sciences (Social Policy, Sociology, Health Studies and Psychology) Teacher Education (Health Studies, Psychology, Human Biology and Social Policy) Business Studies (Marketing, Psychology, Law and Economics). Are There Any Entry Requirements? Ideally, you will require a Level 2 English and a Level 2 Maths qualification to join one of our Access to Higher Education Diploma course programmes. Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken at interview. How Much Will I Have To Study Each Week? You should be prepared to study for around 20-25 hours per week. Approximately 15 hours will be taught sessions at College, the remainder will be homework and additional self-study research. You can expect to be in college 3 days per week and classes will normally be between 9am and 3pm (in exceptional circumstances classes may end at 3.30 pm). Do I Need To Purchase Anything? You will need to provide your own stationery (notepad, pen, additional equipment for Maths etc.). How Will I Be Assessed? Assessment is continuous and you will be required to submit a portfolio of coursework for each unit by the end of the course. We use a range of assessment methods, including class exercises, formal written assignments and tutor records of performance during class discussions and presentations. There will be some end of unit examinations. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? Your progress is regularly monitored through 1:1 tutorials and assessment of class work and homework. You will have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies. What Can I Do After This Course? You can progress to higher education in a range of subjects such as: Nursing Midwifery Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Health Studies Biomedical Sciences Podiatry Social Work Sociology Psychology Education - Teaching or Early Years Criminology Law Accounting Marketing and Business Studies. Completing the qualification can also improve your employment prospects. [-]

Diploma

Extended Diploma in Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

Interested in learning about business organisations, policy, strategy and management? Want to develop the knowledge on how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a business and how to communicate the results? Want to be able to identify whether or not a business is performing well financially? Want to develop the skills to rise up the ranks within a business or thinking about owning your own business one day? [+]

Highlights Include Taught by a team of lecturers with a wide breadth of business knowledge and experience Excellent support throughout your time with the College Opportunities to take part in work experience placements and a range of work related activities including visits to local businesses Experience running your own business Great opportunities to progress to further study or employment. Who Is This Course For? Interested in learning about business organisations, policy, strategy and management? Want to develop the knowledge on how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a business and how to communicate the results? Want to be able to identify whether or not a business is performing well financially? Want to develop the skills to rise up the ranks within a business or thinking about owning your own business one day? This career path will give you the skills needed to develop your knowledge and understanding of business organisations and offer a fascinating insight into modern business and commerce techniques. What Does This Course Cover? You will study a total of eighteen units throughout the two academic years for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. Five mandatory units will provide a general foundation and thirteen specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth. Mandatory Units: The Business Environment Business Resources Introduction to Marketing Business Communication Business Accounting Human Resource Management in Business. Specialist Units: These will include: Understanding Business Ethics Creative Product Promotion Recruitment and Selection in Business Internet Marketing Development Planning for a Career in Business Aspects of Contract and Business Law. The content of the course may be subject to variation should the awarding body issue changes within the academic year. Alongside your main qualification, you will study GCSE English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade in these subjects at A*-C. If you have achieved a grade C or above in English and Maths then your lecturers will look to extend these skills through focused activities and exercises. In order to maximise your chances of succeeding in entering the career of your choice after your studies and to help your Personal Tutor determine your suitability for any work experience placement opportunities, you will also be required to attend Employability Skills sessions. Are There Any Entry Requirements? You will require: a minimum of 15 points at GCSE to include at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 Diploma qualification at grade Merit in a Business related subject including GCSE English Language at grade C or above or Functional Skills English at Level 2. For mature applicants without the necessary entry qualifications, your English and Maths skills will be assessed to ensure your suitability for this level of course. If required to complete an assessment, you will need to achieve a minimum of Level 2 in English. All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the Business team to discuss the course and its requirements in more detail. How Much Will I Have To Study Each Week? The course is delivered over approximately 20 hours a week, usually over four days. In addition, it is expected that you will spend approximately 5 hours of independent study each week completing homework or assignment/project work. Classes will normally be between 9.00am and 5.00pm. What Level Is This Qualification? This qualification is Level 3 and runs for 2 academic years. Do I Need To Purchase Anything? You need to ensure you come to all sessions work ready and have appropriate stationery to take notes and an A4 ring binder and pocket wallets in which to store your assignments/projects and other documents handed out by your lecturers. You will also require a USB on which to store your work electronically. For studying Maths or a Maths related subject, a calculator and appropriate Maths equipment will also be required. Your lecturers will inform you if recommended textbooks are required for purchase. How Will I Be Assessed? All units on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business qualification are assessed through assignment and project work based on realistic business and workplace situations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion of the full qualification. GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination. Although not examined, on completion of the course, you will receive a College Certificate of Accreditation evidencing the topics covered within your Employability Skills sessions. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? At the beginning of the year, you and your Personal Tutor will agree attendance and punctuality targets alongside grade achievement targets which will be based on your qualifications on entry to the course. Your progress against these targets will be regularly monitored by your Personal Tutor who will hold 1:1 review meetings with you and where required, agree additional targets with you to ensure that you achieve your target grades and thus, reach your full potential. What Can I Do After This Course? The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels and can attract a maximum of 420 UCAS points. On successful completion of this course you can: Progress into Higher Education to undertake a Degree in Business or a business related subject Progress onto a higher level course programme such as an HND in Business or a business related subject Progress onto an Apprenticeship programme leading to a career pathway in Business or another career of your choice Enter a business related career such as administration, finance, accounting, customer services, sales, marketing, advertising, human resources or management. [-]

HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

High levels of contextualisation shared with Industry based students. Curriculum developed with local, multinational engineering organisations. [+]

Highlights Include High levels of contextualisation shared with Industry based students Strong progression opportunities with regional universities Curriculum developed with local, multinational engineering organisations What Does This Course Cover? Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Science Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Mechanical Principles Health and Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering Materials Engineering Business Management Techniques for Engineers Engineering Design Employability Skills Personal and Professional Development. Are There Any Entry Requirements? You will normally have achieved a Level 3 qualification such as A levels or a BTEC National with at least 80 UCAS points, plus a Level 2 qualification in English. Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis. To progress to Year 2 you will be expected to achieve the Level 4 HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Year 1. What Level Is This Qualification? This qualification is at level 5, equivalent to the first two years of a degree, and runs full-time over two years. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? Your progress is monitored through regular assessment of work and subject tutorial within lessons. What Will This Course Cost Me? The HNC course will cost £2250 each year. The course is two years in duration so the total cost of the course is £4500.If you complete the full HND the fees are £4500 per year £9000 in total. What Can I Do After This Course? On successful completion of this course you can either gain employment or study towards a B.Eng. or BSc. degree course or Professional qualifications. *The level of entry onto to any subsequent degree will be based upon your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed* [-]

HND In Graphic Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

Do you have a genuine interest in graphic design and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject? Whether you are interested in a fine art or professional pathway, this intensive and demanding course offers the key technical and visual communication skills for both academic and career routes in graphic design. [+]

Highlights Include Creative and professional development Work experience links with our Silbury Campus Design House Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers Computer and printer access outside of session time. Who Is This Course For? Do you have a genuine interest in graphic design and are you willing to work hard and show dedication to the subject? Whether you are interested in a fine art or professional pathway, this intensive and demanding course offers the key technical and visual communication skills for both academic and career routes in graphic design. What Does This Course Cover? The subjects studied are broad-based and cut across all areas of art and design. The HNC consists of 8 modules in total, 4 of which are mandatory. Year One: Visual communication in Art and Design Ideas generation and development in Art and Design. Contextual and cultural referencing in Art and Design Professional Practice in Art and Design. Project design, implementation and evaluation Interactive media design & prototyping editorial design Corporate identity in Graphic Design. The second year consists of a further 8 modules, 4 of which are mandatory: Year Two: Art direction for advertising. Advertising campaigns. Advanced typographic design. Visual communication in Graphic Design. Communication with images in Art and Design. Work-based experience. Packaging in Graphic Design. Professional studies in Art and Design. Are There Any Entry Requirements? You will normally have achieved a Level 3 qualification such as a National Diploma with at least 80 UCAS points and hold a Level 2 qualification in English. Mature students without these formal qualifications are welcome to apply; acceptance onto the course will be subject to a portfolio interview. To progress to Year 2 of the HND you will be expected to achieve the HNC level 4 in Year 1. Why Study At Milton Keynes College? Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff High quality specialist resources and accommodation Great opportunities to progress to University to complete a third year top-up degree Additional opportunities to extend your knowledge through ‘live projects’ commissioned by employers The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College. How Much Will I Have To Study Each Week? You should be prepared to study for around 20 hours per week. Approximately 10 of these will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be directed study to be completed in your own time. What Level Is This Qualification? In the first year you will be working at Level 4 and in the second you will be working at Level 5 for your HND. Do I Need To Purchase Anything? You will be required to provide your own materials. How Will I Be Assessed? You will be assessed through a variety of methods throughout the course, including discussion, assignments, written tasks, presentations and practical. Assignments will be industry linked. They are designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the subjects, broaden your core skills in graphic design practice and develop your personal and professional approach to your work. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? Student progress is monitored through regular one-to-one tutorials and regular assessment of project work. You will also have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies. What Will This Course Cost Me? The HND course will cost £4500 each year. The course is two years in duration so the total cost of the course is £9000. What Can I Do After This Course? Upon successful completion you will be encouraged to consider ‘topping-up’ your HNDs to the final year of a graphic design degree, subject to selected University criteria. *The level of entry onto to any subsequent degree will be based upon your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed* You will also be able to consider employment in a graphic design-related field, with options including working as an animator, technical illustrator, storyboard artist, advertising designer or an illustrator for graphic novels. [-]

HND in Public Services

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

If your goal is to study a sports and exercise related degree at University and build a successful career in the sports and exercise industry, this is the course for you. [+]

Highlights Include A premium programme for entry to higher education Visits to universities Excellent support with UCAS applications A range of trips and visits Dynamic work experience options. Who Is This Course For? If your goal is to study a sports and exercise related degree at University and build a successful career in the sports and exercise industry, this is the course for you. What Does This Course Cover? Topics may include: Year 1: Fitness testing for sport and exercise Anatomy for sport and exercise Sport and exercise psychology Research methods in sport and exercise sciences Sport and exercise physiology Current issues in sport Research project in sport and exercise sciences Sports coaching. Year 2: Outdoor adventurous activities Applied sport and exercise physiology Sports nutrition Instructing physical activity and exercise Sports exercise massage Biomechanics in action Applied sport and exercise psychology Fitness training and programming Sports injuries. In addition you will study to enhance your English and maths skills. Are There Any Entry Requirements? The entry requirements for this programme are 5 GCSE's at A-C including English, maths and science. Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis. Why Study At Milton Keynes College? Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff High quality specialist resources and accommodation Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment The chance to further develop your skills in numeracy, literacy and IT The opportunity to learn in an adult environment and take advantage of the wide range of social and leisure activities only available through the College. How Much Will I Have To Study Each Week? You should be prepared to study for around 25 hours per week. Approximately 16 hours will be taught sessions at college, the rest will be homework and assessments. You can expect to be in college 4-5 days per week and classes will normally run between 9am and 6pm. What Level Is This Qualification? This qualification is at level 3, is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and runs over 2 years. Do I Need To Purchase Anything? You are required to wear a College polo shirt with black or navy blue jogging bottoms and trainers. Information on where to buy college polo shirts will be in your induction pack. How Will I Be Assessed? You are continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of assessment methods including written assessments, worksheets, practical assessments and presentations. How Will My Progress Be Monitored? Your progress is monitored through regular one to one tutorials and monitoring of assessment work. You will have a personal tutor who will support you with your studies. What Can I Do After This Course? Entry to top universities Employment as a sports scientist within major international sports and brands Entry to Milton Keynes College’s exciting new HND launching in September 2016 A range of other employment opportunities such as coach, fitness professional, leisure management. [-]

HND Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

The HND uses the credits from the HNC and enhances these with a further 6 or 8 modules (dependent on your HNC route) to form a 240 credit qualification. [+]

Highlights Include High levels of contextualisation shared with Industry based students Strong progression opportunities with regional universities Curriculum developed with local, multinational engineering organisations. What Does This Course Cover? The HND uses the credits from the HNC and enhances these with a further 6 or 8 modules (dependent on your HNC route) to form a 240 credit qualification. Subjects like electrical & electronic principles, instrumentation and control, utilisation of electrical energy, applications of power electronics, further analytical methods and further electrical principles are examples of the modules that are selected. Are There Any Entry Requirements? You will normally have achieved a Level 3 qualification such as A levels or a BTEC National with at least 80 UCAS points, plus a Level 2 qualification in English. Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis. To progress to Year 2 you will be expected to achieve the Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Year 1. What Will This Course Cost Me? The HNC course will cost £2250 each year. The course is two years in duration so the total cost of the course is £4500. If you are completing the full HND the course fees are £4500 per year, £9000 in total. What Can I Do After This Course? On successful completion of this course you can either gain employment or study towards a B.Eng. or BSc. degree course or Professional qualifications. *The level of entry onto to any subsequent degree will be based upon your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed* [-]

Summer courses

Summer English

Campus Part time 2 - 4 weeks July 2016 United Kingdom Milton Keynes

This immersion summer course combines English study with social activities and guided excursions. You design the course according to your interests and needs. Combine your English studies with your choice of additional academic, cultural or social activities. [+]

Start dates: 27th July 2015, 3rd August 2015, 10th August 2015 Length: Two to four weeks. For later start dates please contact the International Office. Levels: Elementary to Advanced Programme: Standard: fifteen hours a week (Core classes plus two options). Intensive: twenty-one hours a week (Core classes plus five options) This immersion summer course combines English study with social activities and guided excursions. You design the course according to your interests and needs. Combine your English studies with your choice of additional academic, cultural or social activities. Core English classes focus on improving your overall reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Choose options to strengthen your weaker skills or deepen your knowledge of culture, business English, exam preparation and employability skills. Options are two hours a week and include Academic Writing, British Culture, Business English, Pronunciation and Conversation, Academic English/IELTS, Employability and Media. You may also select clubs, social activities and excursions you wish to participate in. These are optional and may incur a small charge. IELTS Examinations This summer course is ideal for learners interested in preparing and taking the IELTS examinations. The IELTS examination is held at the nearest testing centre on Saturday August 29th 2015. Examination fees are approximately £110, IELTS course book is approximately £25. Transportation is not included in summer course tuition fees. Interested learners should select the IELTS option. Teachers and Classes Qualified and experienced teachers work closely with you to ensure your progress. Classes are small with an average of 12 students and a maximum of 20 students. [-]