Training college in line for an award

HMS Duncan has returned to Portsmouth after spending three months in the Mediterranean Picture:  L/Phot Louise George

HMS Duncan returns to Portsmouth after three months away at sea

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A PIONEERING college for young military hopefuls has been short-listed for an award.

The Military Preparation College (MPCT), which has 16 bases across the UK including at Portsmouth TA Centre on Peronne Road in Hilsea, has been chosen as one of six finalists for the Training Provider of the Year award at the TES Further Education Awards.

MPCT is run by ex-military instructors, and helps young men and women aged between 16 and 19 develop their physical fitness, skills and self-confidence.