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Whether you want to pursue a career in uniformed services, such as the Royal Navy, Armed Forces, Royal Air Force, police or fire brigade or would like to work in health and personal fitness, we can help you find a path that's right for you. We have over 40 academies across England and Wales.

Find an academy near you

You will be expected to participate in physical training every day. This makes up for 50% of the course at MPCT, and will support your 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.

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.

Our courses are designed to give you the skills you need to start your journey towards a rewarding career in the British Armed Forces or to progress on to further education or training. Problem-solving and leadership skills are essential in the Armed Forces and civilian employment.

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Preparation for Military Service

The Preparation for Military Service qualification will help you develop the skills and attitudes you need to gain employment in all branches of the British Armed Services. These skills are also highly valued by employers in non-military sectors and industries. The aim of the course isn't just to prepare you for getting a job. Getting a job is just the first step; we also focus on giving you the tools to succeed and advance in your role and future career.

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Entry to the Uniformed Services

The Entry to the Uniformed Services qualification will help you develop an understanding of the principles of the uniformed services sector and to explore the various avenues of work within it. It will also demonstrate the transferable skills that can be applied to any workplace or further study. Learn about the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services such as leadership, discipline and fitness.


Begin your career in the Armed Forces

Develop fitness, gain a vocational qualification and prepare for employment. Find out about our unique training programme devised for those looking to start their military career.

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Find Out More About Our Academies

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by students before enrolling on the course.

All of our instructors are ex-Armed Forces personnel with years of military experience. You will gain lots of useful Military skills, knowledge and fitness which will prepare you for each stage of your application. You’ll even wear a military-based uniform whilst with us.

No. We will make sure that you work at a level that is suitable for you.

Yes, the training is free due to the course being partly funded by the European Social Fund.

No. Your fitness will improve naturally as you take part in exercise every day at our Academy and you'll be supported to achieve the coveted green bib!

You may be eligible for a training bursary or allowance depending on which country you live in.

You will receive individual career advice whilst on the course to help you pick which area of the military or fitness world is best for you.

Unlike traditional colleges, you can start anytime during the year. This is usually within a week of applying.

Aldershot MPCT Military Academy

Browning Barracks, Alisons Rd, Aldershot, GU11 2BU 03301113939

Bangor MPCT Military Academy

Old Warehouse, Farrar Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1LJ 03301113939

Battersea MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, 27 St Johns Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1TT 03301113939

Birmingham MPCT Military Academy

4th Floor Quayside Tower, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HF 03301113939

Bradford MPCT Military Academy

Belle Vue Barracks, Army Reserve Centre, Drill Parade, BD8 7HY 03301113939

Bridgend MPCT Military Academy

Ground Floor, 14-18 Queen Street, Bridgend, CF31 1HX 03301113939

Bristol MPCT Military Academy

The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies RD, Clifton, Avon, Bristol, BS8 2LG 03301113939

Cambridge MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, 450 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge, CB1 8HQ 03301113939

Cardiff MPCT Military Academy

One Canal Parade, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5BF 03301113939

Chorley MPCT Military Academy

Lancaster House, Devonshire Rd, Chorley, PR7 2DJ 03301113939

Colchester MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Circular Rd East (Lower), Colchester, CO2 7SZ 03301113939

Croydon MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RU 03301113939

Cwmbran MPCT Military Academy

Chapman VC House, Ty-Coach Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 7HB 03301113939

Eastbourne MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Carter Barracks, 103 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NL 03301113939

Edgware MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Deansbrook Road, Edgware, London, HA8 9BA 03301113939

Gateshead MPCT Military Academy

College Academy for Sport, Neilson Rd, Gateshead, NE10 0AF 03301113939

Gloucester MPCT Military Academy

1st Floor Office Suite, Messenger House, 35 St Michael's Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX 03301113939

Ipswich MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Yarmouth Rd, Ipswich, IP1 4BH 03301113939

Leeds MPCT Military Academy

Harewood Barracks Army Reserve Centre, Skinner Lane, LS7 1AR 03301113939

Lincoln MPCT Military Academy

Sobraon Barracks, Burton Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3PY 03301113939

Liverpool MPCT Military Academy

Toosey Barracks Army Reserve Centre, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PH 03301113939

Manchester MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0BH 03301113939

Merthyr Tydfil MPCT Military Academy

Lower Ground Floor, Ty Penderyn, 25 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8DP 03301113939

Newcastle MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Rhodes St, Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 3RA 03301113939

Newport MPCT Military Academy

104 Regiment Royal Artillery, Raglan Barracks, Allt-Yr-Yn, Newport, NP20 5XE 03301113939

Nottingham MPCT Military Academy

HMS Sherwood, Swiney Way, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6GX 03301113939

Plymouth MPCT Military Academy

MILLBAY Barracks, Millbay Park, Plymouth, PL1 3BQ 03301113939

Portsmouth MPCT Military Academy

Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA 03301113939

Sheffield MPCT Military Academy

Manor Top Barracks, Army Reserve Centre, Hurlfield Road, S12 2AN 03301113939

Southampton MPCT Military Academy

Totton College, Water Lane, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3ZX 03301113939

Stoke on Trent MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Baskeyfield House, Anchor Road, Stoke on Trent, ST3 5BL 03301113939

Sunderland MPCT Military Academy

Beacon of Light, Stadium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SN 03301113939

Swansea MPCT Military Academy

Morfa Army Reserve Centre, Alamein Road, Swansea, SA1 2HP 03301113939

Teesside MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, Norton Road, Stockton-On-Tees, TS20 2QW 03301113939

Wakefield MPCT Military Academy

Army Reserve Centre, George Street, WF1 1DW 03301113939

Walsall MPCT Military Academy

Manor Farm Community Association, King George Crescent, Rushall, Walsall, WS4 1EU 03301113939

Wolverhampton MPCT Military Academy

4 Mercian, Wolseley House, Wolverhampton, WV10 9QR 03301113939

Wrexham MPCT Military Academy

Hightown Barracks, Kingsmills Rd, Wrexham, LL13 8RD 03301113939

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