Launch of new Occupational Competence Assessment for mobile and static plant operators

This new occupational competence assessment has been developed and is owned by EMPI Awards who are an alternative and independent Awarding Organisation for the Extractive & Mineral Processing Industries and are recognised and regulated by Ofqual & accepted by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for End Point Assessment of Apprenticeships.

The OCA will be delivered by MinTrain, a wholly owned subsidiary of MinExp Ltd. 

EMPI Awards have the responsibility for maintaining ongoing quality assurance of MinTrain’s assessment delivery. EMPI Awards also approve all assessors and internal verifiers as necessary using the same principles that apply to regulated qualifications, such as VQs. A structured Terms of Reference for the Occupational Competence Assessment and an Assessment Strategy and Guidance for use by MinTrain and their associates has been produced & is managed by EMPI Awards.

MinTrain will conduct all assessments in line with the requirements set out by EMPI Awards. EMPI Awards will then issue a certificate of Assessment of Competence to the site operator/employer and the employee will receive a card (100% biodegradable) confirming which equipment they have been assessed on and the grade of achievement.

THE OCA has been field tested extensively during June & July 2020 and is now available.