National Occupational Standards (NOS) in mining have been developed for a range of posts, in consultation with the mining industry, and should form the basis for training and competency assessment.
The Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC) is the awarding body for these NOS.
Degree level mining engineering qualifications are available from Camborne School of Mines.
The guidance in the Mines Regulations 2014 (L149) describes the requirements for achieving competence required by Regulation 11. Competence for roles at mines includes a minimum level of education, training, experience and assessment.
- Use of electrical safety switches in mine shaft winding systems
- The role and design of safe havens in arrangements for escape from mines
- Use of rockbolts to support roadways in coal mines