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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...
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01 May 2007 | Education & Training
Carol Pillinger, newly appointed director/general manager of EMP Awarding Body Ltd, offers an outsider’s perspectiveHealth and safety is a massive driver for people development in the extractive and...
01 May 2007 | Education & Training
A longer-term strategy for members to address skills-enhancement initiatives through EPICBy Clive Webb, managing director, EPIC Training and Consulting Services LtdEPIC, the national group training...
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01 May 2007 | Education & Training
Proskills is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the process and manufacturing sector, which represents the extractive and mineral-processing industries as well as building products, coatings, glass...
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01 May 2007 | Education & Training
Raising the standard of education and qualifications to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st centuryStarting in July 2008, successful candidates in The Institute of Quarrying’s examination will...
02 October 2006 | Education & Training
By Helen Turner, HSEBlasting is one of the most potentially dangerous operations in hard rock quarrying. There is the immediate risk associated with the storage, transport and handling of explosives...
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02 October 2006 | Education & Training
Australia launches its professional recognition programmeBy Greg Bondar, secretary of the Board of Certified Practitioners and national executive officer of The Institute of Quarrying AustraliaThe...
02 October 2006 | Education & Training
When The Institute introduced a CPD registration scheme on 1 January 2003, Council decreed that it should be a voluntary scheme by which the benefits of CPD would be promoted to members without...
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01 June 2006 | Education & Training
Good Progress, Could do Better!By Mike Smith, general manager of The Institute of QuarryingThe Institute of Quarrying Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme was introduced in January 2003...
01 November 2005 | Education & Training
This article outlines the key issues regarding the demonstration of competence, as required under the Quarries Regulations 1999, and lists the current national vocational qualifications that can...
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02 December 2002 | Education & Training
Improving skills to maintain a safe and environmentally acceptable workplaceA highly skilled management and workforce are vital to a company’s competitiveness and business success. All employees need...
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