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Higher Apprenticeships

A Higher Apprenticeship is created by combining a Vocational Qualification and a College based technical certificate.

In regards to the Mineral Products industry this is outlined below:

  • MPQC SHE QCF Level 4 Vocational Qualification.
  • HNC undertaken through a University.

This qualification is aimed at 18+ year olds who want a career in the Mineral Products/Extractives industry. Entry to the course is two A levels at Levels A to C (or equivalent). You must also be employed by a company to progress the Apprenticeship.

Year One

The first year covers generic content:

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Introduction to Mineral Products Technology

Year Two

In year two Apprentices can elect to join a specific pathway. These include extractives, asphalt, cement, concrete and clay.

  • First Line Supervisory Management Work Based Study Technical Module

A progression route exists all the way to a BSc in Minerals Management.

Do you want to find out more about Apprenticeships in the Mineral Products Industry? Take a look at the below video for further information.


If you have any queries don't hesitate to get in contact with Anthony Elgey: Anthony.Elgey@mp-qc.co.uk or via the 'Contact Us' page on this website.