You’ve joined MKC, what next?
In your first week, you will have been welcomed to the Council, introduced to your team, been shown around the workplace – but is there something else available to help
you develop the skills and qualifications required for your new role?
Adult Social Care Learning and Development leads and supports the development of the adult social care workforce in Milton Keynes. Our aim is to ensure that the workforce is equipped with the knowledge, competencies and skills to deliver services of the highest quality, and in accordance with statutory, regulatory and professional requirements.
We have an extensive programme of Learning and Development covering a wide range of opportunities from short courses to full qualifications. The programme is available to all members of the Adult Social Care workforce across Milton Keynes including private, voluntary, independent and charitable organisations. The programme is updated regularly throughout the year.
MKC offer three levels of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships:
1. Level 2 - Adult Care Work
2. Level 3 - Lead Adult Care Worker
3. Level 5 - Care and Leadership Management
Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships in adult care work can lead to numerous jobs such as Care Assistants, support worker, Learning disabilities support worker and many more! Whilst the level 5 can lead to roles such as team leader!
Want a degree without the study fees?
At MKC we offer two-degree programmes which allow you to achieve a degree without the worry of study fees!
1. Level 6 - Social Work Degree: if social work is the career for you, achieve your Honours degree in social work with MKC!
2. Level 6 - Occupational Therapist: MKC development practical and classroom study to achieve your BSC Honours in Occupational Therapy
By earning while you are learning you will get the unique opportunity to have hands-on practical learning, alongside the classroom learning for your degree. This allows you to put into practice what you are learning in the classroom!
See below for our current vacancies:
"I am Bob, I am currently working as an Apprentice Support Worker at Tower drive. I love my job as I am doing something different every day and working to help people develop and learn new skills! By studying for my level 2 qualification in Adult Care Work I can combine learning in the working environment with weekly classroom learning. This is beneficial as I can put into practice what I learn in the classroom!"
Want to enhance your role within Adult Social Care?
We also offer a number of apprenticeships, which may enhance your role within Adult Social Care!
Level 2 - Customer Service Practitioner
Level 3 - Customer Service Specialist
Level 3 - Team Leader/Supervisor
Level 3- Business Administrator
Some of the team leader and business administrator apprenticeships are based directly in our day services!
What is an Apprenticeship?
You will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification. Provides the combination of job training and classroom learning.
Age & Eligibility Criteria?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16+. You must have an employment contract long enough in the length to enable completion of the apprenticeship. You must have at least Level 2 in Maths and English or the equivalent.
How long des an apprenticeship last?
Apprenticeships take between 1-4 years to complete. Depending on the level of complexity of the role and training requirement.
How much will i get paid?
This depends on the level of apprenticeships but level 2 Apprenticeships with MKC start at £17,363.
Will there be a job for me at the end?
Milton Keynes Council's policy is to recruit Apprentices onto permanent contracts wherever possible.