Are you looking to start a career in the Armed Forces?

Come and join our Military Preparation Course (M.P.C.).

of young people who did, successfully achieved their dream of starting a career in the Armed Forces with our support. Our M.P.C. tutors work closely with the Armed Forces to ensure the training you receive from us meets the criteria required by them.  The M.P.C.  is available in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Scarborough and York.

Learn the basics

With our Military Preparation Course you will learn all the valuable skills and disciplines required for Armed Forces recruitment and enlistment


To be effective on operations, Forces personnel must act as a disciplined force with orders carried out under instruction, confident that they will not be let down by their comrades. Discipline is the primary antidote to fear and maintains operational effectiveness and it is supported by team loyalty, trust and professionalism; it instils self-control and breeds self-confidence.

Good discipline means that all Forces personnel will obey orders, under the worst conditions, and to do so with imagination and resource. The best discipline is self-discipline: innate, not imposed and it is with this in mind that M.P.C. starts the learning journey of those destined to be a self-disciplined member of the HM Forces.

  • Time Management
  • Core Values
  • Drill
  • Social Skills

Personal Development

We consider Personal Development to be a combination of Personal Improvement and Professional Development. At M.P.C. there are many opportunities where Personal and Professional skills and development overlap, with the course content being designed and individualised to promote this. Our belief is that where an individual takes responsibility for self development and academic learning, they are pro-active in achieving their own personal goals and career aspirations. This ability positively affects their overall effectiveness when applying for and joining, HM Forces.   Our staff offer support in confidence building, social skills, finance and health and well-being around formal studies and vocational learning, ensuring all students become well-rounded, effective forces personnel of the future.

  • Teamwork
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Health & Hygiene
  • First Aid Awareness
  • Charity Fundraising
  • Conservation Projects

Physical Fitness

It’s natural to feel anxious about the selection process, but there’s no need. With the right attitude and dedication we can make sure you’re ready. Training doesn’t have to be hard if you have the right support. Our military fitness sessions will help build your fitness to the level of a Forces personnel in training. Delivered by ex-military staff and physical training instructors, M.P.C. gives you simple exercises to increase your strength, stamina and confidence in readiness  for the selection process.

  • Personal Fitness Plan
  • Extreme Aerobics
  • Circuit Training
  • Battle P.T.
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Orienteering

Qualifications & Studies

From the start of basic training, to learning a trade and gaining qualifications, right through to the day you leave the Armed Forces and gain further resettlement training – HM Forces will help you fulfil your potential.

We embed and reflect this ethos from day one at M.P.C., as we assist you with achieving qualifications and additional experiences as you start your journey into the Armed Forces. Whether it is improving qualifications to help you secure your preferred job choice, or whether it is learning new skills and undertaking different experiences that will develop your wider employability, we will tailor a development package to suit you.

  • Exercise Studies & Fitness Instruction
  • Uniformed Services Studies
  • Employability skills
  • Functional maths & English
  • Work experience and Military Insight events

Drill Parade at York Centre’s Military Preparation Course Open Day Jan 2015

These learner are demonstrating drill parade,  in readiness for joining the Armed Forces, to civilians looking to join M.P.C.  They are all aged 16-18 and have joined YH’s M.P.C. to receive the training they need to meet the criteria set by the Armed Forces.  

This video was also filmed by the M.P.C. students as part of their training and development .

What do our students think about M.P.C.?

Chris set high standards for future YH M.P.C. students when he passed the Army selection test with the highest grade seen in the York Army career office’s history; something he attributes to hard work,good role models and the help of our M.P.C tutors. Chris’s path to success has been extremely positive, as he was ‘the bad boy turned good’.

Since enlisting into the Yorkshire Regiment and successfully ‘passing out’, Chris received special recognition by being chosen out of 1000 recruits for the ‘Best Recruit’ Award. Chris and his face are now being used by the Armed Forces on their posters for their recruitment campaign.

Chris White
“On my first day I had to do a mile and a half best effort run and I never realised how hard it was going to be; I achieved nine minutes, thirty seconds and felt like I was going to be sick. M.P.C. has done so much for me, improved my fitness massively and my math’s and English a lot more. I know know that when I join up, I want to enlist in the Royal Logistics Corps. The course has made me want to try a lot more in everything we do, which is going to give me a lot better chance of achieving my dream of joining the Forces, I don’t think I would of achieved it if I didn’t get the opportunity to come on M.P.C.”
Marcus Adelburgh

Want to know more or want to join us?

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch and we’ll come straight back to you.

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