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Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator

Operating and maintaining specialist industrial equipment like excavators, dumper trucks and concrete crushers.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
  • apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G) and taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before starting this apprenticeship
What apprentices will learn

Apprentices will focus on being able to operate one type of plant machinery during their apprenticeship. They will also learn:

  • maintenance techniques

  • conducting risk assessments

  • project planning and organising

  • how to reduce the environmental impact of their work


Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved an MPQC level 2 diploma in one of the following specialisms:

  • plant operations extractives

  • processing operations for the extractive and minerals processing industries

  • precast and prestressed concrete operations

  • marine aggregate extraction

Or an MPQC level 2 certificate in:

  • dimension stone operations
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Philip Brain Associates Limited 01691649078
MP Awards 0115 972 6121
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.