MPQC Plant Operator Competency Scheme
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We deliver the MPQC Operator Competency Scheme for a full range of plant, process, construction and road surfacing plant categories throughout the UK. If you work in the Extractives or Mineral Processing industry, the Minerals Products Qualification Council (MPQC) is the recognised accredited standard for mobile plant operatives.
We support equipment operators through their journey from initial training on the required categories of mobile plant, followed by an onsite operational assessment for the award of an MPQC Assessed Operator status (previously known as a Red MPQC card). Each assessment consists of a Health and Safety Test and a practical assessment. Assessments can take up to 2 hours and include key assessment factors directly associated to the machine category and the operational duties of that machine. Once completed, learners are registered to complete an MPQC Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
MPQC Mobile Plant Training and Assessment Categories
Level 2 Vocational Qualification
Our Assessors work with each learner to build an evidence-based portfolio. On completion, they will be awarded their qualification and their Assessed Operator status will be upgraded to an MPQC Competent Operator (previously known as a Blue MPQC card).
Level 2 MPQC Qualifications - MPQC Operator Competency Scheme
MPQC and CPCS
The MPQC competency scheme continues to have a reciprocity agreement with CPCS, which allows operators to transfer their MPQC card to CPCS and vice versa. If you are looking to transfer the categories of your MPQC card to CPCS you will need to complete t
Plant Operative Status Glossary
- Assessed - an operative has completed formal training and passed an observational assessment on the item of mobile plant - valid for 2 years, non renewable.
- Competent - an Assessed operative who has also completed a relevant Vocational Qualification in plant operations, process operations, extractives construction or road surfacing - valid for 5 years
- Authorised - those who are required to operate mobile plant for maintenance purposes only and have successfully completed an MPQC Test and Repair assessment - valid for 5 years
- Concessionary - for individuals who operate quarry light vehicles (4x4) and have completed a relevant operational assessment - valid for 5 years
Contact our team today to find out more about how the scheme works.
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