Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate

Location:

Online Learning

Date(s):

14/9/2020 - 16/4/2021

Summary:

EEMUA's online competency-based training course for mechanical integrity practitioners addresses the loss of primary containment of hazardous substances, a major cause of incidents and regulator interventions in the UK. The flexible online learning delivery and assessment, and robust certification means that Learners do not have to be away from site for long periods in order to obtain relevant, industry accepted competence in a safety critical area, with appropriate evidence for stakeholders.

Introduction:

EEMUA's Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate (MIPC®) training course is based on the guidance and good practice contained in EEMUA 231, EEMUA 232 and HSE PSSR ACOP. The Induction element of this blended learning course starts from July 2020, with the first of the six Learning Cycles commencing in September 2020 and the Final Assessment completed in April 2021.

Developed by EEMUA members from a range of industry sectors, the MIPC training course is aimed at mechanical integrity practitioners working under UK legislation. As such, MIPC learning materials and assessments are aligned to the following UK competency levels: Engineering Technologist (PAS 525 Professional Engineering Competence Level), Incorporated Engineer (UK-SPEC), and Category 2 (UKAS RG2).

Learners should already be actively engaged in a mechanical integrity role such as Corrosion Engineer, Inspection Engineer, Integrity Engineer/Officer, Mechanical Integrity/Asset Integrity Engineer, Operational Safety Engineer/Craftsperson and Plant Inspector. They should have three to five years experience in this type of position and a relevant qualification.

Over a 27-week period, the MIPC training course will provide a clear view of challenges, trends and opportunities from a mechanical integrity perspective, tailoring the learning to the industry sector and sites that the Learner works on. MIPC has been designed around the Learner experience, including Tutor and Mentor support, and a variety of online learning activities delivered via a corporate level blended learning platform.

Topics are addressed via six Learning Cycles as follows:

Learning Cycles of the EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate

  • LC1 - Legislative Environment, Written Scheme of Examination (WSE)
  • LC2 - Equipment Design Elements, Operational Considerations, Risk and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
  • LC3 - Asset Condition, User Responsibilities and Competencies
  • LC4 - Inspection Process, Inspection and Test Techniques, Inspection Roles
  • LC5 - Responses to Findings and Reporting, Postponement, Recordkeeping
  • LC6 - WSE Review, Audit, Feedback, Industry Good Practice
Benefits of MIPC for Learners

The key benefits to Learners of taking the MIPC are outlined below:

Relevant

MIPC is built around the competencies that EEMUA Member companies look for in a mechanical integrity professional. 

Flexible

MIPC is designed to be flexible, fitting around busy professional lives. Learning is conducted online, at a time and place of the Learner’s choosing. The foundation is real work – activities that help Learners build their portfolio for submission. 

Supported

Human interaction and support are at the core of MIPC. There will be live online classes to go to (recorded, just in case one is missed) and one-to-one sessions with expert Tutors to clarify any of the topics covered. Most importantly, there will be a Mentor, nominated by the Learner or employer, to oversee a guided process of development. 

Practical

Everything in MIPC is practically oriented, connected to the situations and demands of Learners’ own work, based on the industry sector and the requirements of each company site or equivalent. The point of MIPC is to keep focusing on a Learner’s day-to-day work and seek improvement along the way.
 
Expectations of Learners
 
  • The induction and learning aspects of the course are conducted solely online. Therefore, for the best user experience, Learners will need access to a computer with an easily viewed screen and a broadband internet connection.
  • The Learner will be expected to meet the course's entry requirements as well as nominate a suitable Mentor and preferably an Observer (both ideally from the Learner's own organisation) to participate in the course.
  • The Learner must abide by the Code of Conduct for the course, including relevant non-disclosure and non-compete commitments.
  • The Learner will need to be proficient in both written and spoken English. A basic mathematical ability is assumed.
  • The Final Assessment will be conducted online at the EEMUA office in London or, providing special criteria are met, at the Learner's site. 
Learners' time commitment

The Learner’s approximate time commitment over a 27-week period is estimated to be:
 
  • Induction: 2 hours
  • Six Learning Cycles, each taking four weeks, and including Live Classes: 102.5 hours
  • Portfolio Submission: 2.5 hours
  • Final Assessment: 3 hours 
Approximate Total: 110 hours / 15 days over 27 weeks or 4 hours per week

Certification
 

The EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate is valid for 5 years. 

Further information

If you have any queries before registering above, please contact EEMUA at online-learning@eemua.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 7488 0801.

Who should attend?

MIPC is a course for mechanical integrity practitioners working in the UK legislative environment.

Cost:

EEMUA Member£ 3192 - Full course with assessment
Non-member£ 3990 - Full course with assessment