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Children Make Happy Return to Breedon’s Ballystockart Quarry

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update

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A party of 20 children from Loughries Integrated Primary School outside Newtownards in County Down made a return visit recently to Breedon’s Ballystockart Quarry where they enjoyed an informative and instructive tour, hosted by Quarry Manager Pat O’Connor.

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Children Make Happy Return to Breedon’s Ballystockart Quarry

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry

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A party of 20 children from Loughries Integrated Primary School outside Newtownards in County Down made a return visit recently to Breedon’s Ballystockart Quarry where they enjoyed an informative and instructive tour, hosted by Quarry Manager Pat O’Connor.

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Developing a Better Skilled Workforce for Quarrying’s Future

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2022 9:40:06 AM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry, education and training

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The quarrying and mineral products industry offers so much potential, with many individuals starting off at entry level and progressing up the career ladder to responsible roles managing people and processes; up to and including senior management and executive roles.

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Apprenticeships: The future of the mineral extractives industry?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2022 11:06:29 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Industry, IQ Community

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Apprenticeship programmes are an increasingly popular pathway into the world of work, with many apprentices going on to enjoy successful careers at the highest levels. The quarrying sector is no different, with operators large and small welcoming the flexible approach to personal and professional development both in the workplace and classroom.

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EPC-UK’s face-to-face and webinar learning both ‘on course’ for 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2022 9:46:48 AM / by IQ News Update posted in CPD, Industry

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With all personal safety recommendations actively in place and a scheme of classroom and webinar-based training programmes revised and ready for delivery, EPC-UK has released its schedule of 2022 learning and development courses.

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Celebrating the Industry and Future Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, Networking, IQ Community

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It has been over two years since the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) held its last prestigious Fellows Lunch and Student Awards in-person event. That’s two years since senior industry figures were able to get together and network face-to-face and two years since high-achieving students from the University of Derby Centre for Mineral Products received public praise for their outstanding achievements.

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#WorldSoilDay: IQ Publishes Updated ‘Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings’

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Industry, IQ Community, education and training

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Safeguarding Soil Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, education and training

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New Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings

The focus of current UK Government policy in England, as set out in its 25 Year Environmental Plan (DEFRA, 2018), is to safeguard all soil resources (as Natural Capital, DEFRA, 2021). These policies are to be followed by the mineral extraction industry and regulated by the planning authorities. By 2030 all soils are to be managed sustainably.

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Spotlight on IQ Student Award Winners: Where are they now?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2021 8:10:19 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Industry, IQ Community

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Over the years, the annual Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Student Awards have recognised the exceptional achievements of countless individuals committed to improving their knowledge at the University of Derby’s Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development. But the awards are just part of the story. So where are some of these award winners now?

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Select Personalised Professional Development

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, education and training

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has launched a new suite of tailored online e-learning programmes available to members and non-members, providing a flexible and innovative approach to continuing professional development (CPD).

IQ CPD Select Series comprises a unique choice of assessed bitesize e-learning modules and units. The four tier approach to CPD features training and qualifications that are recognised globally and accessed online locally.

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