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The MP Awards office is now open. We are continuing with a reduced number of staff in attendance to ensure social distancing is maintained. If you need to contact us please continue to use the normal office number 0115 9726121 or email info@mpawards.co.uk 

Please click here to download the latest information if you are planning a visit to MP House. 

Please click here to download the MP Awards COVID-19 Procedure for Work


MP Awards was established to provide qualifications specifically designed for the Extractive, Mineral Processing and related Manufacturing industries. Our primary role is to design qualifications and assessment solutions to help employers develop and maintain a competent workforce. We also offer a range of accreditation services in addition to administering and managing the MPQC Plant Operator Competency Scheme, MPQC Blasting Operator Competency Scheme and undertaking a quality assurance role in the MPQC/SPA Contractor Safety Passport Scheme.

MP Awards is accredited by three of the devolved administrations to award Vocational Qualifications:  Ofqual for England; SQA for Scotland and Qualification Wales for Wales.

MP Awards, as part of MPQC, has the support of the major aggregate/mineral companies, trade associations and professional bodies. In fact, MP Awards is owned and governed by the industry and is a ‘not for profit’ organisation, led by a Board of senior directors from major companies and trade associations.

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MP Awards offers a wide range of regulated vocational qualifications specifically designed for the quarrying, mineral products, mining and the related manufacturing sector.

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