Certora Training - The Complete Training Service for Industry

Certora Training Ltd (formerly Mentor Training Solutions and SERAC UK) have worked closely with the mineral processing and extractives industry employers and MP Awards - the awarding organisation of the Minerals Products Qualifications Council and MPQC to offer a comprehensive range of plant and equipment operator training courses, competency assessments and qualifications for over 15 years.

Certora Training was born from our desire to provide a more robust and customer centric service to our customers, bringing together our two businesses to offer a One Call Service for all of your training needs. Our team understand the daily frustrations of automated phone systems and a lack of response to enquiries and our new structure ensures that our service will only get better.

Training Standards
It has always been our policy to work with the leading accreditation and associations for each category in which we operate, and this remains the foundation of our services. Providing training that is relevant, engaging and at a responsible cost is our highest priority. Working with our customers to identify opportunities to enhance training and develop new standards for the ever-changing requirements of operations is at the heart of what we do because sadly, as we see in the news, accidents onsite involving equipment continue to happen, even with the most robust competency standards and procedural compliance.

We understand the challenges that are faced onsite and, in a post, COVID-19 era we are seeing an influx of requests from our customers, existing and new, for Novice Operator Training due to the lack of skilled workers available in the market.

It is therefore important to highlight that basic/ initial training is not the end of the journey it is just the start. Operatives should receive initial training, specific job, and familiarisation training for all elements of their role. 

Initial Training
From Mobile Plant to Access Platforms, Banksman to Forklifts we deliver nationally recognised and accredited training courses at your site. Training in this way allows us to train to the specific accrediting bodies testing standards whilst also appreciating the site-specific functions of the machine and its’ operational environment – something that cannot be mirrored in a training centre. 

From Initial Training to Assessment - MPQC Operator Competency Scheme
Our team of MPQC Assessors work throughout the UK completing the post training assessment for mobile plant operatives. This takes place no longer than 3 months post initial training. Upon successful completion of this under the MPQC Operator Competency Scheme, operatives receive a MPQC Red Operator Card. We then induct them on their chosen sector-specific qualification and our assessors work with each delegate to build an evidence-based portfolio; once completed a Blue Competent Operators card can be issued.

Vocational Qualifications
Our experienced assessors deliver qualifications for all types of operational, management and supervisory roles, with over 20 relevant qualifications for the extractives industry, ranging from L2 – L7.

Our electronic portfolio system provides a way of efficiently monitoring candidate progression without the need of mass paperwork, allowing evidence to be easily uploaded and matched to the current MPQC standards and the visibility of progression at the touch of a button

Managed Service Team
At the request of some of our largest customers, we now have a dedicated team who will manage all operational training requirements for your business, in line with your competency matrices. We have a network of approved and recommended suppliers who offer courses outside of our specialisms from confined space training to electrical and welding, removing the need for you to manage multiple suppliers.

Why not come and chat to us at Hillhead on STAND PA20.


Associated Businesses

  • Certora Training (combining Mentor Training Solutions and SERAC businesses) are the UK’s leading provider of equipment operator training, assessment, qualifications and associated safety courses for the extractives, waste, recyclin...