University of Derby
Working with industry to deliver professional education
The Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development delivers industry standard and globally recognised qualifications to the mineral products sector. In partnership with the industry's professional bodies the Centre and its qualifications have been developed to ensure they represent the training needs of the industry.
BSc (Hons) Minerals Management
This part-time degree is designed specifically for the mineral products industry to prepare its leaders and managers for the future - find out more
Robin Gillespie - The first person in the mineral extractives and quarrying industry to achieve a first class honours degree on a course developed in partnership with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). He received his Bachelor of Science in Minerals Management from the University of Derby on 20th July 2018....read more
Chris Bennett, head of the concrete division of Cambrian Services Ltd, is currently undertaking the University Certificate in Professional Development: Concrete Technology at the University’s Centre for Mineral Products, based at the Enterprise Centre. Chris was able to apply the knowledge he has gained through his programme directly to his new role. He said: “The Concrete Technology course had had an immediate impact on my work. I am from a mechanical operations background so the technical design of concrete mixes was new to me. I have now gained knowledge of different types of concrete and this has meant we can now produce concrete for our own contracts and to support other producers on site-based projects.”....read more