Chaffron Way Campus

Inclusive Learning

Course Overview

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.

Inclusive Learning students

Virtual Open Day

Meet the Inclusive Learning Tutors today1

Inclusive Learning Q&A Session

You can join a Live Q&A Session by clicking the buttons above. This will take you through to a Microsoft Teams meeting where you can join attendees in asking questions to the tutors. If you do not wish to have your camera or microphone on, that’s no problem! You will still be able to ask questions via the Microsoft Teams chat once you are in the session. If you are joining with a Smartphone or Tablet then please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded. If you are having any issues joining the tutor sessions, then please let us know via the live chat function on this page.

Study With Us

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.

Come to an In Person Open Event!

If you do not wish to join a Live Q&A session today, then please join us at our next in person Open Event where you can meet the tutors and tour the facilities.

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!

Inclusive Learning Courses

New Horizons

Inclusive Learning students get support from teaching and support staff throughout their course. They will teach you practical skills along with developing your personal skills such as confidence and self-esteem as well as supporting you to gain a qualification for your the future.

Work to Learn

Whilst on this course, you will focus on a wide range of work related units and industry based scenarios. You will initially work in a coffee shop, learning the role of a barista. You will gain excellent customer service skills, learning how to take orders and communicate with the general public. In addition you will study English and maths to develop the abilities needed to progress in today’s society and workplace.

Supported Internship

Are you eager to get working sooner rather than later? Do you want to learn outside of the classroom? A supported Internship will offer you first-hand experience of life in the workplace, whilst still providing you with support and guidance.

You could work for companies such as Tesco, Holiday Inn and Bosch, to name a few, in a variety of different internships depending on your interests. There is a high chance of permanent employment upon completion of your internship.

Catering & Hospitality

Looking for a job where you can develop transferable employability and customer skills? If you are aged between 16 and 24, have special educational needs, or require a supported learning environment and you have an interest in the hospitality industry and serving customers in a professional environment such as restaurants, coffee shops or hotels then this course is for you. We provide a social and relaxed environment and aim to help you progress in a way that is suited to you.

Retail, Catering and Hospitality

Are you a friendly and approachable person? Do you like talking to all sorts of different people? To be successful in retail you must be able to communicate well and build relationships with other people, both in business and customer service. You must be reasonably comfortable working with numbers, and be confident in your decision-making. A career in retail can be rewarding, versatile and challenging. There are lots of opportunities for progression in retail, and you will gain lots of transferable skills.

Animal Care & Horticulture

Learn how to take care of animals, plants and the environment, as well as improving your personal skills and self-confidence.

Independent Living & Employability Skills

Doing new things on your own can be difficult, and a bit scary when you’re not confident that what you’re doing is correct. From communicating with other people, to learning how to manage and handle your money, to trying to work out what kind of job you’d like to do, being fully independent covers a lot of different areas of your day to day life. We can help to build your skills and your confidence.

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:

– Bosch
– Sofea
– The Christian Foundation
– Gino’s Café
– Klean Easy

What do our students think?

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.”


What do our students think?

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!”


What do our students think?

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!”