New addition to the Institute of Quarrying’s sector-specific professional development portfolio
A NEW health, safety and environmental vocational qualification (VQ) has become the latest addition to the IQ Academy’s growing sector-specific professional development portfolio.
The IQ Academy Level 3 VQ Certificate in Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Knowledge for the extractives and mineral processing industries is targeted at upcoming managers and supervisors looking to further develop their understanding before progressing to a leadership role.
Julian Smallshaw, head of educational development at the IQ, said: ‘The IQ’s role is to identify opportunities to equip people working within the quarrying and mineral extractives sector with the most up-to-date and relevant, fit-for-purpose training in the industry.
‘That’s also about delivering learning at a place and time tailored to the needs of individuals. We use online learning modules, as well as face-to-face tutorials, which gives you the flexibility to learn around your day job.
‘This new Level 3 VQ qualification will provide extensive knowledge of the core elements in safety, health and environmental processes and procedures. It also covers key areas such as leadership and communication techniques.’
The qualification covers a number of essential safety, health and environmental topics in order to prepare learners for their future management role.
The Level 3 VQ Certificate in Safety, Health and Environmental Knowledge for the extractives and mineral processing industries is open to all, with no prior learning requirements. The course will assist learners in preparing for a future management role.
For further information, contact Emma Bellingham, learning and development officer, via email: Emma.Bellingham@quarrying.org; or tel: (0115) 972 9995.