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MPCT Aldershot Learner Joins Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

MPCT Aldershot celebrates the progression of Nathan Riley into the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, following in the footsteps of his brother. John Hughes, Regional Operations Manager, remarked that Nathan always gave maximum effort during training and not only progressed from a green to blue bib during his time at MPCT, but also vastly improved...

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Former MPC Battersea Learner Begins Phase 2 Trade Training

Louise Searle, former learner from MPC Battersea, has graduated from Army Training Centre Pirbright and is waiting to commence training at MoD Lyneham as a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer. Joining and serving in the Forces has been a long-term focus since a young age for Louise, leading her to join MPCT in August 2019....

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MPCT Learner Nominated for National Award

A Learner at MPCT’s Nottingham Military Preparation College has been nominated for a top award for his compassion in a crisis. Seventeen-year-old Nathaniel Dryden, from Derby, was on his way to his weekend job at a Covid testing centre when he saw a young man preparing to throw himself from a motorway bridge spanning the...

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MPCT Alumni is Finalist at the Women in Defence Awards

Former Learner, Sgt. Emma Owen, has been nominated and is a finalist for The Inspirational Award at the Women in Defence Awards 2020. The Women in Defence Awards are to recognise the value and importance of women in defence as well as to provide inspiration for those currently serving and young women with Armed Forces...

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Former MPCT Volunteer Leads Way for Learners with Autism

Former MPCT volunteer staff, Alex Anderson, is leading the way for military applicants with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A very polite, positive and driven young man, Alex had been in the RAF cadets since he was a young man and was set on joining the RAF as a career. Unfortunately, upon being diagnosed with Asperger...

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MPCT Observes ‘National Day Of Reflection’

On Tuesday 23rd March, one year after the country went into lockdown MPCT joined the nation in marking a  ‘National Day Of Reflection’. We took a minute’s silence to remember those that we have lost; we must all continue to support each other through the tough times ahead while looking forward to a better future....

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MPCT Maintains ISO Accreditations

In December 2020 MPCT received its annual surveillance visit from Alcumus ISOQAR to monitor compliance with our three previously achieved ISO accreditations – ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013. We are pleased to say that the report found that not only have we maintained the standards required for compliance, but that no instances of nonconformance...

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MPCT Learners join Covid Army

MPCT Learners on Tyneside have shown their support for fellow students by signing up to help with a Covid testing programme. Leaners at Military Preparation College (MPC) Newcastle have joined forces with Newcastle College. And they will now spend three days a week as Covid Marshalls, directing students to and from the College’s testing site....

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MPCT ensures ‘No one gets left behind’.

MPCT learners and staff are hitting the road – virtually – to ensure No-one Gets Left Behind. MPCT, is backing the UK Government campaign to ensure pupils of all ages can access remote education during the coronavirus lockdown and beyond. And from 1 March to 23 April, 1500 of our 16-19-year-old we will be taking...

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Remembrance Day 2020 Booklet

As you would expect, Remembrance Day is an event very close to our hearts at MPCT and while we were not able to mark the occasion with our usual calendar of events in 2020, we still ensured that we paid our respects in every way we could. Today we take a look back to November...

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MPCT Shutdown periods 2021-22

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EASTER 2022

Monday 11th April 2022 – Tuesday 19th April 2022All Colleges

MONDAY MAY 2ND 2022 – BANK HOLIDAY

Friday the 27th of May shutdown for additional Bank Holiday 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
(Bank Holiday Monday has been moved to Thursday the 2nd of June & Friday the 3rd of June is an additional Bank Holiday).
All Colleges

SUMMER 2022

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


OCTOBER 2022

Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022
Monday 31st October 2022 – Friday 4th November 2022
England Colleges
Wales Colleges


CHRISTMAS 2022

Monday 19th of December 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023All Colleges