Training at MKPA

We provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to support the needs of those who care for children and young people, and to inspire and promote a quality play service.

We have extensive experience in this area, delivering around 150 courses to approximately 2,000 learners each year. Our diverse range of courses includes First Aid, Safeguarding Children, SEN, mental health and creative play workshops.

Our courses are open to all, but are especially relevant for people who work in after-school clubs, schools, nurseries, pre-school, child-minding or community groups. Our core competence training will be of particular relevance to those in the statutory, private or public sector.

Our courses for 2021-22 are shown via the link below. You can use the booking form, email or call us on 01908 263033 to book your place.

“Lots of practical knowledge”
“The tutor was very clear and approachable”
“There was a relaxed learning environment”
“Time was given to answer questions”
“My course was excellently delivered”

Training Programme

Most of our courses and workshops are delivered in our training facilities at Kiln Farm, where there is free parking. The facilities include self-contained training suites that are equipped with AV equipment.

Courses include: Paediatric First Aid; First Aid at Work; Food Safety / Health & Safety; Safeguarding Children; SEN Training; Playwork Training, plus many more.

Please call on 01908 263033 or email for more information, to check the availability of a course, or to make a booking.

Custom Training

In addition to our standard programme we can also arrange for any of the training courses to be delivered at your workplace or other location. We would also be delighted to discuss your requirements with you if you’d like a tailor-made course, designed around your needs.


Milton Keynes Play Association

2 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HB or phone us on 01908 263033

Opening times

Monday – Friday 9am – 5.00pm
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm 
(Later browsing by appointment) 
Saturdays: To be advised
Sunday & Bank Holidays CLOSED

Become a Trainer

We have a busy training programme but we are always looking for attractive new courses. If you are a tutor and would like to speak to us about becoming a trainer for MKPA, please get in touch at
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