Knowledge, Skills and Competence

Developing skills and qualifications since 1949

IQ has a long history providing industry acclaimed education and training programmes for the quarrying and mineral extractives industry. Here you can find a range of resources to help you build your own training pathway.

Our expertise extends beyond training to also provide help in areas such as:

  • Sharing knowledge and advice about skills in a modern operation
  • Identifying training and personal development plans for your staff
  • Accrediting your own in-house company training

Skills Wheel

Today's employees need a range of skills to be effective.  Our skills wheel shows the full range of competencies for the modern professional.

Available Training

IQ training is provided on an in-company basis and can be tailored to suit the particular needs of the organisation.


Guidance and advice across a range of topics covered under the Skills Wheel. Often used in conjunction with webinars and other training.

Higher Education

In partnership with the University of Derby we provide industry relevant qualifications from higher apprenticeships to honours level degrees.

IQ Academy

Our training academy provides a truly flexible approach to learning for both individuals and companies.


Have your own training and educational material?  We can accredit your courses to show that they meet our standards.