Delivering training and development
in the heavy clay industry.

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About us

The mission of the Heavy Clay Technology Association (HCTa) is to promote heavy clay technology on a UK and international basis and provide its members with opportunities to broaden their professional outlook, skills and qualifications. 

The HCTa aims to continually improve it’s provision of courses which provide technical meetings, events, education and training and local networking through local societies to the industry.

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The HCTa oversees a range of courses from different training providers, starting at a Level 2 Introduction to the Heavy Clay Industry for those just starting out, through to a full degree in Minerals Management for those who wish to develop a deep technical knowledge of the processes and procedures within the industry. 

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IQ Membership

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is there for you from your first job through to your last. Membership is about supporting you, your career development, and your commitment to your industry.

Featuring valuable learning resources and a variety of CPD opportunities for a network of industry professionals, IQ Membership is available in the following grades:

  • Associate
  • Technical (TMIQ)
  • Member (MIQ)
  • Fellow (FIQ)


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  • Network with like-minded individuals through regional branches

  • Attend a variety of engaging CPD events on industry-relevant topics

  • Access IQ Connect, an all-in-one app full of valuable learning resources

  • Get support from the IQ Benevolent Fund

  • Subscription to QMJ's monthly Quarry Management Magazine

Additional resources

CPD Handbook

CPD Handbook

A downloadable guide from IQ surrounding the importance of CPD and the opportunities available.

Guide to CPD

Guide to CPD

A brief webinar summarising the best examples of CPD and guidance for recording your hours.

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