FOR WHAT YOU’LL
THROW AT IT
Take the next step to a career in the Armed Forces
The making of you
At the Military Preparation College, we believe that through outstanding leadership and teaching, all can achieve their goals.
The Military Preparation College (MPC) is a unique training college that helps 16-19 year olds develop their fitness, vocational qualifications, and employability skills to help prepare for employment, including rewarding careers in the British Armed Forces.
LIFE AT MPC
How is the Military College unique?
There are several things that make the Military Preparation College unique: our teaching staff, our lesson delivery, and the physical training at the college.
Every instructor at the college has served in the Armed Forces, and all present as strong, consistent role models to their students.
During their service, our instructors recieved exceptional training in leadership and management. This means that our students are learning from the very best. The sense of pride our staff feel in developing, training, and supporting our students has also been recognised by the Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017.
Quality of Education
Quality of Education
You will follow a learning programme, depending on where you live and learn. Regardless of where you learn, you will conduct daily fitness training, weekly military training and citizenship lessons. You will also take part in monthly careers education sessions, supported by military and civilian recruiters and employers.
You will be expected to participate in physical training every day at MPCT. This makes up for 50% of the course at MPCT, and will support learner preparation and progression into the military. Being fit and healthy is an essential part of military life and civilian employment. Daily physical training helps you to concentrate and focus during lessons, and you’ll become more physically and mentally robust.
Find a college near you
The Military Preparation Colleges can be found across England and Wales, all offering a fantastic and unique training environment for young people looking to start their military career.
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Stoke on Trent
Our courses are designed to give Learners the skills needed to start their journey towards a rewarding career in the British Armed Forces or to progress on to further education or training.
This term saw MPCT Sports Academy walk from Channel View leisure centre, Cardiff to Pontypridd via the Taff Trail which was 15 miles which was completed in one day by the learners. Days prior to the event learners walked 6 miles around Cardiff as a warm up walk ready for the big day. Learners walked…Read More
On Thursday 2nd December learners from MPC Edgware took part in a tree planting scheme at Mill Hill Park. The scheme which is run by Barnet Council aims, through the help of volunteers like our Learners, to create a memorial woodland where the local community can reflect upon the many lives lost since the start…Read More
London Learner Award Ceremony
On Wednesday 30th March 2022, MPCT will be holding the third of its major award ceremonies. The event will bring together learners from MPC Battersea, Croydon and Edgware in a joint award ceremony. The awards will be an opportunity for the achievements of our learners over the past 18 months to be celebrated in front…
Midlands Learner Award Ceremony
On Thursday 3rd March 2022, MPCT will be holding the second of its major award ceremonies. The event will bring together learners from MPC Manchester in an award ceremony. The awards will be an opportunity for the achievements of our learners over the past 18 months to be celebrated in front of parents, guardians, MPCT…
Manchester Learner Award Ceremony
On Thursday 28th April 2022, MPCT will be holding the second of its major award ceremonies. The event will bring together learners from MPC Manchester in an award ceremony. The awards will be an opportunity for the achievements of our learners over the past 18 months to be celebrated in front of parents, guardians, MPCT…