University of Derby Certificate In International Quarry Operations

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University of Derby Certificate In International Quarry Operations

Why choose this course?

University of Derby Certificate In International Quarry Operations, This is the first purpose-designed course available to aggregate producers worldwide, which is delivered over the Internet for home-based study. The qualification has been developed at the University of Derby in partnership with The Institute of Quarrying – the international professional body for the quarry product industries.

This is a ‘distance learning’ qualification studied over one academic year.  The use of cutting edge software has enabled the integration of a variety of high-quality media within the online study materials. In addition, the use of interactive self-assessment questions help the student better understand the subject matter.

University of Derby Certificate In International Quarry Operations, The University will provide electronic access to its library and other learning resources. Also, the use of virtual classroom technology, which will allow lecturers and students to work together on selected dates throughout the year.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply to become a member of The Institute of Quarrying.  More detailed information, including course handbook and module handbook is available at: www.derby.ac.uk/quarry

Who should consider enrolling?

The course is suitable for:

  • Those with a mining-related degree (or similar) who need to learn about aggregate production
  • Quarry/assistant managers working outside the UK, with practical experience but limited qualifications, who need to improve their knowledge and competence
  • Equipment suppliers and consultants to the industry who need to develop a greater understanding of quarry operations.

What you’ll cover

  • Module 1 – Quarry Development & Management Systems
  • Module 2 – Extraction & Processing
  • Module 3 – Operational Best Practice
  • Module 4 – Quarry Blasting

You will be assessed through a mixture of course work (30%) and examinations (70%).

Where you will study

Distance learning – Online 24/7.