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ITC Catterick deliver live demonstration to MPCT Learners to mark World Mental Health Day

This week MPCT learners were given a live demonstration by the team at ITC Catterick. Key to this live sessions was the link between physical fitness and mental health. Many studies have shown the benefits of maintaining a good standard of fitness in supporting our mental health. Physical & Mental Health is one of the...

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Learner Spotlight – Archie’s MPCT experience.

Enrolled on the Military Preparation College programme in November 2019, ex-learner Archie started his 5-month journey with MPCT. His interest was sparked after speaking to some friends, who had previously completed the Military Preparation School program. Although only there for a short period of time, he recalls his experience as second to none. “You really...

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MPCT recognises Black History Month through social, moral, and spiritual learning.

MPCT recognises the month of October as Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. The importance of this month is now, perhaps more than ever, extremely relevant as Black History Month aims to counter the lack of recognition and perceived invisibility of black people throughout history.  It also seeks...

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World Suicide Prevention Day | MPCT

This World Suicide Prevention Day we are encouraging all students and staff to take a moment to reflect. This years theme for World Suicide Prevention day is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’ Taking a minute encourages everyone to strike up a conversation if they notice a change within their peers and to have healthy and...

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MPCT CELEBRATES 21 YEARS OF HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE

It is 21 years since MPCT CEO, Huw Lewis MBE, founded the Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT), with the aim of using military and progressive education techniques to help young people across the UK achieve their potential. Not only has MPCT now spread to 35 locations across England and Wales, but, since 1999, it...

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A ‘Beacon of Light’ for new Learners at MPCT Sunderland

An increase in the number of Learners has led MPCT South Shields on a march to a bigger venue. The Military Preparation College at South Shields – one of 35 across the UK – has moved from its base within South Tyneside College to Sunderland’s Beacon of Light, at Stadium Way, Monkwearmouth. And staff say...

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MPCT former Learner part of the Royal Navy’s historic and unique parade.

Navy officers and ratings have passed out together side-by-side yesterday, for the first time in history, at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Among those passing out was former MPCT Cardiff Learner, Cerys Davies. Traditionally, the nine-week transformation from civilian to sailor takes place at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, but with a surge in interest...

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MPCT hosts VIP visit from Maj Gen CJ Bell CBE GOC ARITC

On Wednesday 12th August 2020, Motivational Preparation College for Training hosted a VIP visit from Maj Gen CJ Bell CBE GOC ARITC . Forget the two metre rule, there was far more distance between MPCT Learners and their latest VIP’s when we hosted a ‘virtual VIP visit’ from Maj Gen CJ Bell CBE GOC ARITC,...

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MPCT is proud to announce our new Patron | Major General Paul Nanson CB CBE

We are delighted to announce that Major General Paul Anthony Edward Nanson CB CBE, has kindly agreed to become our Patron at MPCT. Major General Nanson comments Many thanks for the opportunity to be a Patron to the Motivational Preparation College for Training.  It is a huge privilege and a responsibility I will not take lightly.  As I...

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MPCT Centre Manager, David Atkin is a finalist. | English Veterans Awards 20

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that David Atkin, Centre Manager of Military Preparation College Battersea has been nominated for the “Role Model of the Year” English Veterans Awards 2020. David Atkins comments on finalist news We do the job we do because of our passion to help, motivate and educate our Learners,...

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MPCT Shutdown periods 2021-22

DATE

OCTOBER HALF TERM 2021

Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021All Colleges

CHRISTMAS 2021/22

Monday 20th December 2021 – Monday 3rd January 2022All Colleges

FEBRUARY HALF TERM 2022

Monday 14th February 2022 – Friday 18th February 2022All Colleges

EASTER 2022

Friday 15th April 2022 – Friday 22nd April 2022All Colleges

MONDAY MAY 2ND 2022 – BANK HOLIDAY

Friday the 27th of May shutdown for additional BH for all operational staffAll Colleges

MAY HALF TERM 2022

Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 3rd June 2022All Colleges

ADDITIONAL BANK HOLIDAY

An additional Bank Holiday has been introduced for the Queens Platinum Jubilee
(BH Monday has been moved to Thursday the 2nd of June & Friday the 3rd of June is an additional BH).
All Colleges

SUMMER 2022

Monday 8th August 2022 – Friday 19th August 2022All Colleges