It is encouraged that learners transition through our curriculum programmes. The benefits of transitioning will allow both learner and schools to obtain higher attainment and performance measures, particularly with the KS4 programme pathways.
Military Preparation School: FAQ’s
We have collated a number of common questions and answers below to support learners, parents and schools. If you have a question or query that is not listed please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the ‘Contact Us’ function at the top of the page.
No, learners will be supported in whatever career path they choose to follow. Although the course is based on military values and low-level contextualised military engagement activities, the course allows learners the opportunity to develop confidence and employability skills. The majority of MPS learners progress to A Levels, apprenticeships or employment.
No. Learners work at a level that is suitable to them. Fitness will improve naturally as they take part in exercise each week with learners understanding healthy behaviours and nutrition as the course progresses. All physical activity is differentiated, all we ask is that learners try.
Costings are determined through individual learner pricing, at a cost of per learner per day. This covers all service delivery for the academic year. Additional costings include a one off payment that covers full uniform and qualification registration, this can vary dependant on attainment level. Learners who transition through the year groups generally keep the one uniform. The Young Leaders Programme costing is based upon a single weekly unit cost and is dependant on number of weeks and half/full day delivery.
The qualification process is coordinated throughout the academic year by MPS. Registration, internal verification, claiming and certification will be coordinated by the MPS Quality Team. All our qualifications hold performance points in which the schools access and obtain at the end of the academic year.
50% is theory based learning through active and diverse classroom activities. 50% of the course is physical/active, which supports practical evidence for the qualifications. Learners experience unique learning opportunities from: obstacle courses, intersection competitions, overnight expeditions, community work, award days, diverse outdoor education and military activities. Learners will generally spend one day a week in the provision, this therefore limits any impact to their core subjects and school timetable.
The course duration follows the academic year and learners can attend MPS up to 3 days a week; most learners attend centres for 1 day a week, which allows the learner to access their home-school curriculum with little or no disruption to school timetables. Learners can join at any point throughout the year and are still able to attain qualifications.
Yes. All learners on the programme wear the MPS uniform. This makes them feel part of the team and gives them a sense of pride. Details on uniform will be explained on the induction weeks of programme.
Yes, learners will receive individual careers advice whilst on the course to help with vocational, academic and employability choices.
The qualification process is coordinated throughout the academic year by MPS. Registration, internal verification, claiming and certification will be coordinated by the MPS Quality Team.