News & Events

News & Events / A college like no other – as seen on BBC One Show

A college like no other – as seen on BBC One Show

Men still make up 88% of the Armed Forces. There are a huge variety of roles in the Armed Forces, all of which are open to women, where you can expect equal pay, equal opportunities, and equal expectations. Develop confidence, travel the world, and enjoy sport and fitness in a career full of variety and opportunities.

MPCT’s academies are designed to give young people the experience of learning in a real-life military environment. The MPCT curriculum has been designed to develop their physical fitness, essential skills and self-confidence to ensure their success in their futures in the Armed Forces. Training like this, day in and day out is what might allow women to succeed in the Armed Forces.

All MPCT’s instructors are ex-Armed Forces personnel with years of military experience. Young people will gain many useful military skills, knowledge and fitness which will prepare the learner for each stage of their military application.

Don’t just take our word for it, Emily and Seren are current learners at our MPCT Cardiff Academy…

“At school, my dyslexia diagnosis was missed and it led to me having a pretty miserable time, working extremely hard to try and be entered for higher level exams. Eventually, my mum took drastic measures and decided to home-school me. When covid hit, my mum was pulled in different directions as she tried to keep her business afloat. I failed English and Science. Not knowing what to do with my life once I’d finished school, I enrolled on a hairdressing course that wasn’t the right fit for me. By the end, my confidence had been knocked a bit and it wasn’t easy to think about the future.

Eventually, I found out about this college and it was a bit of a lightbulb moment. I think the way I’m learning plays to my strengths…I’m seeing proper improvement in my fitness and because I’m not in the classroom all the time my dyslexia isn’t a barrier in the way it was at school. It’s still early days but I feel like I’ve made a good start and I feel more confident on the whole.”
Emily, MPCT Cardiff

“Even though I did well in my GCSEs, I hated school, it stressed me out, and there were days when I struggled to get out of bed and go in. It wasn’t easy to think about my future career. At home, it was just me, mum and 10 cats! So when I told her about going down the military route she was quite sceptical but they eventually came round to the idea because of the future job security and income it could potentially offer me.

When I was younger I had anemia and I felt let down by my body. The early days at the college were quite daunting, having to match the men in the physicals. That’s one of the reasons I took up boxing, to give myself a better chance.”
Seren, MPCT Cardiff

MPCT is part of Learning Curve Group (LCG) which is an award-winning training provider with over 50 academy locations across England and Wales that support young people into careers in the military, hair and beauty, construction and business. For more information, please visit

Back to news articles

International Womens Day

MPCT, Military Training Academies owned by Learning Curve Group, are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day. MPCT utilise the military mindset to teach and help learners take control of their lives and put them on the right path to play a meaningful role in society. Men still make up 88% of the Armed Forces....

Read more

2024 School Leaver Keep in Touch Days

‘Keep in Touch’ Days will be held on Friday 22nd March 2024, Friday 26th April 2024, Friday 31st May 2024 and Friday 19th July 2024. Starting at 13:00 and finishing at 14:15. To book your place please call Learner Support on 0330 111 3939 or email Take your chance to find out all you...

Read more

Graduation & Open Day Celebration.

Join your local MPCT Academy for an exciting day of Celebration! MPCT are hosting an awards ceremony on the 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟬𝟵:𝟰𝟱-𝟭𝟯:𝟬𝟬 to celebrate our learners successes and achievements. *Some academy open day celebration dates & times differ – please see detail on booking form or letters that have been sent home. Alongside this we...

Read more

Secretary Of State for Wales Revisits His Old Training Barracks to Experience Today’s Training for Future Soldiers

Today, Welsh Secretary, David TC Davies visited the MPCT Newport Academy to gain an insight into the alternative educational opportunities for adults and young people in Wales. Revisiting his former training barracks, the Welsh Secretary was keen to see how MPCT used the facilities to train the next generation of soldiers and individuals in the...

Read more

MPCT 10 Mile Log Run

This October our academies will be taking part in a 10 mile run with all proceeds going to Motivation & Learning Trust. For our main charity fundraising event for the Motivation & Learning Trust (MLT) we will be celebrating the 10th year of our very own MLT. The MLT over the last 10 years has...

Read more


Join us on National Fitness Day, where we will hold events throughout all our academies on Wednesday, September 20th! MPCT prides itself on community engagement as we ‘Create Better Citizens’ through our Preparation for Military Service and Uniformed Service qualifications. To give back to the community, we will be delivering a free military-themed fitness session...

Read more