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At the Military Preparation College, we believe that through outstanding leadership and teaching, all can achieve their goals.

The Military Preparation College (MPC) is a unique training college that helps 16-19 year olds develop their fitness, vocational qualifications, and employability skills to help prepare for employment, including rewarding careers in the British Armed Forces.

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LIFE AT MPC

How is the Military College unique?

There are several things that make the Military Preparation College unique: our teaching staff, our lesson delivery, and the physical training at the college.

Instructors

Every instructor at the college has served in the Armed Forces, and all present as strong, consistent role models to their students.
During their service, our instructors recieved exceptional training in leadership and management. This means that our students are learning from the very best. The sense of pride our staff feel in developing, training, and supporting our students has also been recognised by the Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017.

Quality of Education

You will follow a learning programme, depending on where you live and learn. Regardless of where you learn, you will conduct daily fitness training, weekly military training and citizenship lessons. You will also take part in monthly careers education sessions, supported by military and civilian recruiters and employers.

Physical Training

You will be expected to participate in physical training every day at MPCT. This makes up for 50% of the course at MPCT, and will support learner preparation and progression into the military. Being fit and healthy is an essential part of military life and civilian employment. Daily physical training helps you to concentrate and focus during lessons, and you’ll become more physically and mentally robust.

Education

Qualifications

Our courses are designed to give Learners the skills needed to start their journey towards a rewarding career in the British Armed Forces or to progress on to further education or training.

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MPCT Remembrance 2021

It is an honour to present to you our fifth Remembrance Book which we have dedicated to our five former MPCT learners, who sadly lost their lives serving our great country. Through our acts of remembrance, we will keep their memory alive. For as long as MPCT exists, we will remember them. Private Craig Barber

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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

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