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Plant Scheme


01 – Overview


Developed by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) the Plant Operator Competence Scheme is highly valued by organisations and contractors working within the sector. It is supported by key stakeholders such as the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the British Aggregates Association (BAA), the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT).


Delivering approved assessment for the MPQC Plant Operator Competency Scheme

MP Skills also provide a number of plant training courses that are delivered by trainers with industry experience. The course materials have recently been updated to ensure current best practice within the sector.

If you have any questions or wish to book one of our plant training courses or an assessment please contact us.

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Our extensive range of plant operator training courses include (but are not limited to)

Wheeled Loading Shovel
Tracked Excavator
Telescopic Handler
Forklift Truck
Articulated Dump truck
Rigid Dump truck
Mini Excavator
Backhoe Loader – Breaker
Mobile Crusher
Mobile Screener
Chip Spreading Machine
Wheeled Loader with Compressor
Forward Tipping Dumper
Lorry Loader
Tracked Loading Shovel
Vehicle Marshaller/Banksman
Bitumen Boiler


Why should I choose the MPQC Plant Operator Competency Scheme?

The MPQC Plant Operator Competency Scheme is highly valued and recommended for plant operators and contractors working in the extractives industry. Supported by key industry associations, all courses and assessments approved by the Scheme are recognised as the best within their sector.

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If you have any questions or wish to find out more, please contact our dedicated team on 0115 983 5755.