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Education & Training

08 May 2012 | Education & Training
By Steve Parfitt, technical manager, Mentor TrainingIn August 2011 the Mineral Products Association (MPA) released a document, ‘Safer by Competence’, to help members understand their...
23 March 2011 | Education & Training
Delivering a fully competence-assured industry within the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)The Mineral Products Qualifications Council’s recent ‘Training for Competence’...
21 December 2010 | Education & Training
The 16th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, PortsmouthThe 16th Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference, based at the University of Portsmouth from 8–11 September 2010, surpassed all...
13 December 2010 | Education & Training
Update on education and training for the industry By Julian Smallshaw, IQ education and training manager The Institute has always held the belief that education and training is a life-long...
21 April 2010 | Education & Training
One of the key areas of responsibility for Volvo Construction Equipment is to develop a fully trained and competent workforce. Quarry Management recently visited the company’s brand new...
15 October 2009 | Education & Training
A lot is heard about what qualifications are supposed to ‘do’ for employers and employees in the extractives industries, but what do they really offer? Why should you bother? These...
Tagged in: SERAC UKrecruitment
14 October 2009 | Education & Training
The route to professional competence is to ensure employees on site demonstrate both occupational competence and retained health and safety knowledgeThe word ‘competent’ is widely used...
14 October 2009 | Education & Training
If manufacturing companies are to improve their business performance and productivity, they need to look very closely at the attitude of their employees, says David Fox, chairman and chief executive...
01 May 2009 | Education & Training
Update on the online Diploma project The University of Derby has now been teaching the diplomas in Quarry Technology and Asphalt Technology, originally known as the DAPS (Doncaster Assisted...
27 August 2008 | Education & Training
Maintaining and demonstrating continued competence at workBy Roy Bush, HM Inspector of QuarriesIn a world in which change seems to take place at an ever-increasing rate, how can we show that we are...
Tagged in: CPD
01 June 2008 | Education & Training
When it comes to lowering health and safety incident levels in quarries across the UK it is pure aggregates suppliers that usually come to mind. But cement firms also have quarries to excavate and as...
01 April 2008 | Education & Training
The pending change in the qualifications framework has gained a great deal of national press attention recently with headlines screaming at the birth of the McDonalds A-level. Such an environment...
Tagged in: EMP
03 March 2008 | Education & Training
How to get your share of £1 billion for trainingAs an employer you should already recognize that relevant and focused training to ensure you have a fully competent workforce is essential to...
01 February 2008 | Education & Training
The Learning and Skills Council’s national skills programme, Train to Grain, aims to give businesses across England greater access to the training their employees need to succeedIn order to build UK...
03 September 2007 | Education & Training
Over 50 aggregates industry employees have taken the plunge and enrolled on one of the new University of Derby diploma foundation courses seeking to turn the complexities of mathematics and...
Tagged in: University of Derby

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