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Plant Scheme


01 – Overview


The MPQC Plant Operator scheme is plant operators and contractors working in the extractives industry. All of our assessments and training are carried out by industry qualified assessors, with tailored on-site delivery at the operators location.

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).




We cover a range of Plant Items...

Our extensive range of plant training and assessments include (but are not limited to) twenty different areas.


Where do I start?

No matter the level of experience, we train site operators on many items of plant and machinery, providing them with the confidence that leads them to their plant assessment.

The Red Operator Card can be obtained by being assessed on the relevant plant in the workplace. The card becomes valid for 2 years.

The Blue Operator Card can be obtained by completing one of our vocational qualifications (VQ’s). Additional Plant categories can also be added to the card through assessments. The card is valid for 5 years and is renewable by plant assessment.


We also offer Plant Training

We 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 get in touch.

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