News & Events

News & Events / New, Initiative To Create Young Leaders…

New, Initiative To Create Young Leaders…

A new, nationwide scheme has been announced to give school children in England and Wales the skills and resilience they need to become healthier in body and mind.

MPCT Young Leaders is the brainchild of education provider Motivation Preparation College for Training.

Its 35 Military Preparation Colleges across England and Wales use military and progressive education techniques to help young people aged between 16 and 19 across the UK achieve their potential.

Now, the multi award winning company is turning its attention to children – with a specially designed programme for primary schools.

Designed to boost happiness, health and wellbeing and personal, social and cognitive development its syllabus is delivered one day a week, in-school via a choice of programme options.

And its aim is to help schools meet Ofsted and Estyn’s character education and personal development requirements by teaching those in Years 4, 5 and 6 a range of invaluable life skills, from decision making and critical thinking, to teamwork, communication and leadership.

Created to be both fun and challenging the Young Leaders programmes also teach pupils the impact of food and nutrition on health and wellbeing and the skills to adopt healthy behaviours.

They will be shown how to value the feelings, wishes, and rights of others, learn about honesty and the importance of strong moral principles and develop a strong work ethic and desire to succeed.

The programmes will by implemented by MPCTs highly trained instructors who hold a wealth of experience and qualifications in both the military and education sectors and are fully DBS vetted.

And MPCT’s founder, Huw Lewis MBE, believes the Young Leaders initiative will equip pupils with the skills and emotional mindset they will need to succeed as they move forward.

“The importance of personal development and character education is reflected in Ofsted and Estyn’s inspection arrangements, notably personal development, and we have created our training programmes to meet that requirement,” he said.

“It is crucial to develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy and to equip them for later life.

“And learners who have regular access to effective character development opportunities are more likely to be highly motivated, report fewer absences and have lower levels of emotional distress,” he added.

MPCT Young Leaders is designed to actively support school performance in key inspection judgment areas and by implementing the programme, schools can evidence their strategy and approach to character education and personal development.

Schools and local authorities can register interest or request further information by contacting the Young Leaders Team on 0300 102 1517, or alternatively at or at

MPCT Young Leaders Prospectus 2021 Back to news articles

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...

Read more

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