What is the Institute of Quarrying?

Our role is to promote the positive impact of the industry, the career opportunities available and support professionals working within it.

The Institute of Quarrying was founded over 100 years ago by four people with a vision for the mineral products industry.

They wanted the industry to come together to raise standards, share knowledge and be recognised as highly skilled professionals which are the principles that guide the Institute of Quarrying today.

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Latest News and Events

IQ launches new Explosives handbook and diploma

A revised version of the go-to reference handbook Explosives in Quarrying is now available to anyone working in the industry, as well as a new diploma programme... September 29, 2023

Innovation leads the way

September 21, 2023

First Northern Ireland graduates on IQ Geotechnical qualification

A group of mineral products professionals are the first cohort of students to complete a new geotechnical qualification from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) in ... August 22, 2023

IQ announces Caernarfon Award winner

The winner and runners-up of the 2023 Caernarfon Award have been revealed by the international presidents of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). Since 1989, the in... August 16, 2023

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