Military Preparation Course (MPC) Uniformed Public Services Level 2 Vocational

This is an active and engaging one year course which provides a firm foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in the Military (Army, Navy and Air Force). The course will get you into the mindset and physically prepare you for a career in the military. The focus is on fitness, discipline, employment skills, leadership and communication. Within the course you will take part in outdoor activities, Physical Training sessions and task based scenarios that affect the public sector. The Royal Wessex Yeomanry in Cirencester, an armoured reserve regiment who operate Challenger 2 main battle tanks, support this course and will offer every student who successfully completes the Military Preparation Course at Cirencester College, an interview for reserve employment. In addition, Cirencester College and The Royal Wessex Yeomanry can prepare and advise students on application for full-time regular service.

Awarding Body

Available As

L2 Dip

What will I study?

The course aims to equip students with key skills for entry into the military, such as an understanding of discipline, students will be issued uniform and expected to wear and maintain throughout the 16 weeks of their course.  They will also look at the fitness requirements and get themselves in a position ready for entry into the military.

The Royal Wessex Yeomanry in Cirencester, an armoured reserve regiment who operate Challenger 2 main battle tanks, support the Military Preparation Course at Cirencester College and will offer every student who successfully completes the Military Preparation Course at Cirencester College, an interview for reserve employment.  In addition, Cirencester College and The Royal Wessex Yeomanry can prepare and advise students on application for full time regular service.

How will I learn?

There is a fee of £100. Your course fees cover the cost of all adventurous/career trips and activities, transport, insurance, instructors and some equipment hire when required.

You will also be provided with a course uniform that is mandatory for use throughout the course. There is a £50 Refundable deposit for the uniform.

How will I be assessed?

Currently, there are no exams on the NCFE Level 2 Diploma for entry to the Uniformed Services. All units are assessed individually via written assignments and practical scenarios which are set throughout the year. You may be required to meet the standards of other awarding bodies in relation to practical skill assessments and exams.

Are there any trips on this course?

The course does involve Trips

NCS

Army work experiance

Naru Training

Public order training

Roayal Wessex Yeomanry

 

Are there any extra costs?

£100 Trip fees these are mandatory

£50 refundable deposit on return of uniform

Students are required to buy there own boots

Are there any specific entry requirements?

·       Mainly grade 3s at GCSE

·       NVQ level 1 or First Diploma

or you are:

·       Pre 16

·       Home educated

What enrichment activities are offered?

National Citizen sheme:  this is built into the course and will provide leadership opportunities and Practical Outdoor Knowledge.

Army Work Experiance: a week long look at Life course

What work experience opportunities are there?

Meet the Marines

Army Look at Life

Naru Major incident training

 

Careers Information

FAQs

Will i have to sit exams?

not for the main Course as you will be assessed through practical and written assignments through-out the year.

 

you may need to sit exams for Maths and English if you require those Qualifications

Do I have to join all trips?

Yes, trips are compulsory as they form part of your practical assessment.

Do I have to be fit to join the course

To a certain extent yes, you will be required to take part in physical and adventurous activities. The course is designed to ensure you have time to develop your fitness levels in preparation for joining your preferred Public Service. You will also be able to seek advice on training from fully qualified staff.

Is this course aimed more towards male students?

No. The course has been and is becoming increasingly more popular among female students especially as more trades within the public services are open to females.

Is the uniform mandatory?

Yes all students on this course are required to wear the uniform while in lessons at the college.