What We Do
Competence demonstrated by training & assessment.
It is a requirement of law (Quarrying Regulations 1999) that competence must be demonstrated in our industry.
Managers in this industry must demonstrate personal competence and that of their workforce. VQs (formerly NVQs) are a recognised way of doing this as they require candidates to undertake real, competence-based assessments within the workplace.
The following VQs are certificated by MPQC:
MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Mineral Products Mobile Plant Operations
MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Mineral Products Processing Operations
MPQC Level 4 Diploma in Managing Processing Operations for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries
For crushing/screening, concrete/asphalt production and packaging.
MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Precast Concrete Operations
MPQC Level 3 Diploma in Weighbridge Operations
MPQC Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roadbuilding and Maintenance (Construction)
MPQC Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
MPQC Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance for Mineral Products Operations
Level 6 Award in the Managing of Quarry Drilling & Blasting
MPQC Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations
MPQC Level 6 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products
MPQC Level 7 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations
Level 2 Diploma Drilling Operations
MPQC Level 2 Certificate in Face Profiling for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries
MPQC Level 2 Award in Explosives Storage for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries
MPQC Level 3 Diploma in Shotfiring for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries
MPQC Level 5 Certificate in Blast Design for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries
MPQC Level 5 Diploma in Shotfiring Supervision for the Extractive and Minerals Processing
MPQC Level 3 Certificate in Workplace Instruction and Coaching
MPQC Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
MPQC Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
MPQC Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
MPQC Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
In addition Philip Brain Associates Ltd can also provide bespoke courses, which cover the knowledge requirements for the qualifications in Health, Safety & Environmental Management.
Philip Brain Associates specialise in the training & assessment of Assessors & Verifiers for the UK quarrying industry and have extensive experience in setting up in-house schemes for companies.
We are also pleased to be able to offer tailored CPD events for in-house assessment & verification teams. Using our experience of assessment & verification within the industry and best practice, drawing on our extensive experience working along with the a number of Awarding Organisations.
For more information please view the above links or fill in the form on our contacts page.