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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.