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Competence Map

Find the qualification that applies to you.

To help individuals, employers and advisers identify the right extractives industry approved qualifications MPQC has produced a competence map showing the principal occupations in each sub-sector of the extractive and mineral processing industries. Against each are shown the National Occupational Standards that apply, the appropriate qualification to demonstrate competence, and also indutry recognised supporting qualifications and schemes.

The existing version of the competence map is available for download here, please also try out new beta version of the competence map available here (compatible with Excel 2010 onwards).

*Please note, although fully functional the beta version of the document is still under development, If you experience any problems or have suggestions for improvement please e-mail  

If you can't find your job, contact MPQC.

Other NOS can be found on the National Occupational Standards Database:

Please also click here to download a flyer from British Precast on the Safer by Competence scheme, which also underlines the benefits of demonstrating competence.

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