exploring the future for minerals and people

About Us

MP Futures is the Standard Setting Organisation (SSO) responsible for the quarrying, mineral products and mining sector.

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Overseeing matters relating to education, training and qualifications, MP Futures represents the extractive industry’s interests to the government and other key stakeholders. As part of the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC), MP Futures also provides leadership in the development of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and works to engage future generations with the extractives sector.

MP Futures is also involved in numerous forward-thinking projects and initiatives and is committed to exploring future education development and investing in innovative methods of training. This includes positively promoting career opportunities within the industry to school and college leavers.



Create and maintain leading National Occupational Standards for the sector.


Engage with young people to attract them into the sector and provide a sustainable and innovative future.


Explore new technologies and methods of training so our sector can be at the forefront.


Ensure high standards are maintained for the benefit of the sector and all who work within it.


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MP Futures is part of the Mineral Products Qualification Council.

The Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC) is a not for profit organisation offering a wide range of products and services for the quarrying, mineral products, mining and related manufacturing sector.