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IQ provides bespoke training for Stevin Rock

Institute of Quarrying caters for the training needs of one of the largest mining groups in the world

WITH the capacity to produce in excess of 60 million tonnes of high-grade limestone, gabbro, concrete and asphalt aggregates annually, Stevin Rock have been the leading quarry operator in the Middle East for more than 35 years. Owned by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, they deliver their products to the construction and manufacturing markets of the UAE, Gulf region and Asia.

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) was chosen to deliver a bespoke Supervisors Course, designed to cater exclusively for the individual needs and requirements of the company. The focus of the training was to provide a greater understanding of the importance of operational management, while improving the performance of and better equipping the company’s workforce to meet the needs of the business and its customers.

Catering for a total of 40 delegates over two days, the sessions made use of educational resources developed from the IQ’s quality-assured units in the University of Derby Foundation Degree in Mineral Extractives Technology.

The training approach combines web-based content, available through the Institute’s dedicated Learning Management System (LMS), with face-to-face tutorials, providing a cost-effective method of learning in the delivery of 25 subject units via three modules, all of which add value to the business through the forward development of it’s employees.

On successful completion of the course, delegates are awarded with a CPD certificate jointly badged by IQ and Stevin Rock, defining the number of hours CPD that have been undertaken and providing recognition to those individuals working to maintaining their competence.

A programme of tutorials, commencing in February 2015, has also been scheduled to run alongside further training being delivered by the Institute.

To find out more about any of the training and educational offerings from The Institute of Quarrying, or how its bespoke training opportunities can benefit your company, contact Julian Smallshaw, head of educational development, on tel: 07870 737645; or visit: www.quarrying.org

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