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Introducing The Gold CMPE Competency Card

The CMPE has chosen Commercial & Professional Qualifications (CPQ) as its preferred partner in the provision of NVQs to support a new Gold card scheme. CPQ is a well-established and highly regarded provider of NVQs and other construction based qualifications, with an enviable client list including numerous construction, plant and civil engineering organisations. CPQ has access to Train to Gain funding and is Matrix, Construction Awards Alliance, City & Guilds, CPCS and National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) accredited.

The CMPE Certificate of Competence (CoC) for plant operatives has been available to CMPE members for many years and there are over 20,000 holders of this valued and well-respected proof of plant operating competency and experience. In response to requests from many CMPE members, the CMPE has strengthened and enhanced the existing CoC scheme and introduced the new Gold CMPE Competency Card. Now, if a CMPE CoC holder or future applicant holds an NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations, the CMPE will be able to issue the operator with a Gold Card, which will stand beside the existing certificate, proving a greater level of skill and that the holder has been independently tested to nationally recognized standards.

Commenting on the partnership. James McClean, Managing Director of CPQ, said We are delighted to be working with the CMPE which is a much respected, nationally recognized association that has supported its members for well over 50 years. We are pleased that our training strengths and experience can improve the standing of an organization with that pedigree by enhancing their competency certification scheme.


The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers (CMPE) was founded in 1957 and operates the original plant competency record scheme in the UK. The CMPE offers the experience of its members to help develop and improve safety standards within the construction industry. Joining the CMPE enables members to meet and keep in touch with others in the industry, generating useful contacts, suppliers and potential clients.

Commercial & Professional Qualifications (CPQ) is a leading provider of high quality training, testing and accreditation services to the construction industry. Based near Gatwick Airport , CPQs customers range from members of the UK Constructors Group (UKCG) to medium sized and small firms as well as sole traders. CPQ is a City and Guilds accredited training centre and a Construction Plant Competency Scheme (CPCS) approved test centre. Operating from its own purpose built facilities it provides the construction industrys workers with a wide range of training, testing and NVQ awards as well as help in securing funded and grant aided qualifications.