School Testimonials

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Merthyr County Borough Council

Merthyr County Borough Council

"Working with MPCT through the Military Preparation School Courses programme has been of great benefit to pupils in Merthyr Tydfil.  It has offered an interesting and challenging learning pathway, whilst equipping young people with employability skills that can take them into many different careers when they finish their courses.  Expectations are high and our young people have shown that they are more than able to meet this challenge." Merthyr County Borough Council

Assistant Director for Care and Guidance

Melanie Thomas

" The MPCT gives an excellent introduction for students to army life.  Our students have successfully completed their level 2 courses and in doing so have gained an  in-depth understanding of the requisites of army life including controlled discipline and motivation. Moreover, many of our more challenging KS3 learners have been able to transfer these skills positively into the school environment." Ebbw Fawr Learning Community


Great Oaks School

Dylan Folan


"Military Preparation School (MPS) has helped me a lot with my Discipline and Fitness Standards as I struggled with this at first but now I have more Self Discipline, All the skills I've learned have helped me with my school work and my attitude outside of college." Great Oaks School


Noadswood School

Michael Webster


"The Military Preparation School (MPS) helped me with my concentration and focus which made me achieve better results in my GCSE, also I have become much fitter and healthier at MPCT Southampton which has helped with my anger control and self control." Noadswood School


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Greenfield School

"Over the last school year three pupils have attended the Engagement Course with MPCT. Our three pupils have participated fully in the activities attending this provision every Wednesday. One of our young men has started a full time course at Merthyr College studying with MPCT, the other two boys are going back to do a Level 1 Qualification.greenfield school merthyr logo

 Our three pupils have grown in confidence and self-esteem, taking on new challenges and opportunities. This provision has had a huge impact on our learners and has given the good grounding in themselves and working with others.   

Both young men are looking forward to starting the new course in September and achieving qualifications which will support them in the future."   Greenfield School

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Jamie Woodland B.S.C


"Ysgol-Y-Deri is a multi-learning needs school based in Penarth with a wide base of pupils with varying needs. Last school term we took the decision to run a small class at Cardiff MPCT with the remit of the pupils gaining a qualification while learning much needed social skills. I cannot praise the staff of Cardiff MPCT in helping us exceed these goals and their pace and ability to adapt to our specific needs.

The staff themselves are highly skilled and a pleasure to work alongside with the whole experience exceeding our expectation. So much so that we have signed up a new group for the new school year. A highly recommended experience for learners with specific needs." 

Jamie Woodland B.S.C


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Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

Mary Davis

"Military preparation school has provided our pupils with an opportunity that could not be replicated in school. The experience has given confidence to the shy , an avenue for self expression to the vocal and a team ethos that will stay with them for life. Our students have gained the equivalence of two GCSE's which for some were the only level 2 qualifications achieved; this was largely due to the winning combination of physical and classroom based activities.

 The motivation gained through the MPCT course has encouraged them to work harder in school, to have ambition and to work towards their goals. We have pupils who have progressed to the Military Preparation College and  others who have returned to the 6th form to follow level 3 courses."

Mary Davis
Deputy Headteacher
Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

“Year on year, I am amazed at the journey these young people go on. Their confidence and self esteem are so improved.”
Peter Fryer, Careers Wales