News & Events

News & Events / Spotlight on an inspirational learner from MPCT Southampton

Spotlight on an inspirational learner from MPCT Southampton

We continue our spotlight on our fantastic learners.  This week we shine the light on Brandon Blyth-Hooper who joined  MPCT Southampton on the 16th May 2017.

Here is his case study.

Hometown: Southampton
I enjoy pursuing my fitness by running and performing my own circuits at home,as well as researching different training programs and nutrition. I will often spend time with friends, but will also spend my free time writing and I am soon to start learning Korean, out of personal interest. Before I joined the college I kept to myself a lot and didn’t do a whole lot, but since joining I’ve had the confidence to go out more and make more friends as well as having the motivation to learn more in my free time.

I came to MPCT to improve my fitness, confidence and my state of mind all with an aim of getting into the Royal Navy, although this is still an option I am now looking at doing a Physical Training Instructor Course and have made an application to Solent University, where I will be spending four years studying personal fitness and training as well as joining the Rugby and Boxing teams. Benefits of attending MPCT: When I first joined the college in May 2017 I was in a bad place and didn’t have much in the ways of aspirations, motivation, or confidence. Since joining I’ve had a dramatic change and never find a moment where I don’t want to do something
or be helping someone else with something.
On my first day here at MPCT Southampton I was very nervous and scared as it was a new environment for me, where I would have to make new friends. I was very quiet for the first couple of months, people only started to notice me when we did PT on runs and circuits. I was very weak when I started and now having been here 10 months I am a lot stronger, faster and fitter. MPCT has helped me
improve my confidence and made me mentally stronger. I’ve made so many new friends and am able to speak to almost anyone with utmost confidence.
When I was just at school I always had anger issues but since I have been attending MPCT I am a lot calmer and can control my temper better. My free time is no longer spent doing nothing, but is rather filled with me pursuing my fitness either through action or by learning, or pursuing my other hobbies which including spending time with friends

Reasons to recommend MPCT to other young people:
I would recommend MPCT to others as it provides a great environment for improving fitness, confidence and academic qualifications. Is been great for me and I enjoy every week and always find myself improving in every way. The opportunities that the college provides are something that you will only find once in a life time and I would recommend it to anyone from any walk of life with any aspiration, just because of the experience and benefits. I will recommend my own children to attend at some point in the future most definitely.

Instructor Comments:
Brandon made the hardest decision by approaching us for a place at our college, From that point forward he has not looked back. He attends every day with a positive can do attitude and always gives 100% and he has seen the rewards because of this. Not only has he lost weight, his fitness has improved which has led to a much healthier lifestyle and all of this has given him much greater confidence to face everyday situations. Although he has put his Royal Navy application on hold for now he is looking to become a Fitness Instructor and already applying for courses, this is something that 6 months ago was not even an option. Well done Hoops this is a great achievement and credit to yourself, your family and our College.

Suffice to say, the whole of MPCT would like to congratulate Mr Hooper on his progression.

The Military Preparation College and the Sports and Exercise College welcomes applications and enquiries from both prospective students and parents and guardians. Open days are held every Thursday . Those interested in finding out more can visit or call 0330 111 3939.

Back to news articles

MPCT visits RAF Cosford.

On the 23rd of November MPC Birmingham and MPC Walsall were invited to visit RAF Cosford organised by Flight Lieutenant Katie Sheppick. This was the first opportunity to visit an RAF location in a very long time. Learners were shown all the fantastic opportunities available to them when choosing a career in the RAF. The...

Read more

MPCT becomes part of Learning Curve Group

We’re delighted to announce that from today, we become part of Learning Curve Group. National training provider continues impressive growth with acquisition of MPCT National training provider Learning Curve Group (LCG) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Cardiff-based Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT), in a move which will complement its existing academy provision....

Read more

MPCT Cardiff’s New Location Launch Event

On Tuesday the 12th of October we held an event to celebrate MPCT Cardiff’s move to their new facility at Cardiff & Vale College’s One Canal Parade. It has already been providing our Learners with a range of benefits including state of the art spaces in which to complete their fitness and vocational training –...

Read more

CEO UPDATE – Latest Response to Living with Coronavirus

Please click here to read MPCT’s GDPR Statement on NHS Test & Trace Protocols. Dear Parents/Carers, I believe it is essential to keep you up-to-date on MPCT’s progress, and how we continue to manage the ongoing challenges during the Covid-19 Pandemic. MPCT has endeavoured to maintain face to face delivery for as long as possible,...

Read more

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...

Read more

MPCT wins Welsh Veterans’ “Employer of the year award”

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that on the 9th September 2021 it was announced that MPCT won “Employer of the Year” at the Welsh Veteran’s Awards. Employing veterans has been key to the success of MPCT, they are familiar with military style training and have high standards and values that are deep...

Read more