IQ Membership

The Institute of Quarrying is the professional body for the quarrying, mineral extraction, and processing industries. Membership is open to anyone in, or supplying to, these industries.

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IQ is there for you from your first job in the industry through to your last. Membership is about supporting you, your career development, and your commitment within the industry.

As part of this global network of professionals you would be in a community that will help you access support and information to help you with your own career development and that of others.

Available Grades

For those in a full-time course of study in a geoscience or engineering course looking to join the industry in the future.

Joining  Fee: £22.00  |  Renewal Fee: £22.00

Is the entry level membership grade for those in, or supplying to, the industry with less than 1 years’ experience or who haven’t yet acquired any formal industry qualifications.

Joining Fee: £182.00  |  Renewal Fee: £112.00

Suitable for those with a technical skill or expertise that has been underpinned by a technical qualification which is not less than a level 3 diploma in an industry relevant subject and with over 1 years’ industry experience.

Joining Fee: £182.00  |  Renewal Fee: £114.00

Identifies those working in a supervisory, management or specialist role for 3 years or more and who have relevant industry qualifications to degree level, such as a Diploma in Quarry Technology from the University of Derby or SHE VQ Level 6.

Joining Fee: £182.00  |  Renewal Fee: £160.00

Recognises those with at least 7 years’ experience in the industry, a minimum of which should be 4 years in a senior management position, and who possess a degree or equivalent qualification in an industry or job specific subject.

Joining Fee: £182.00  |  Renewal Fee: £170.00

Benefits

  • Regional Branches

    At the very heart of IQ is its regional branch network which is run by passionate volunteers.

    IQ branches organise many events throughout the year to bring people together at a local, and sometimes national level, to share knowledge and help members to grow their professional networks.  

    You can find out more about our branches on our Branch News page

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    CPD is the foundation of lifelong learning and a successful career.  However, CPD is much more than just formal training.  

    It includes informal learning we gain through our daily roles, with everything from reading trade journals and viewing webinars, through to attending conferences and mentoring.  

    It is the process of expanding your knowledge through any means possible.  

    CPD recording is encouraged for all members but is mandatory for TMIQ, MIQ and FIQ members, with a minimum requirement of 30 hours per year.  

    To learn more about CPD and what it means to the IQ, please visit our CPD page

  • Quarry Management Magazine

    Part of your membership package includes subscription to Agg-Net's Quarry Management magazine, the official journal of the Institute of Quarrying since 1918.  

    The monthly magazine is dedicated to the UK aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, and recycling markets.

    It will keep you updated on industry news and should be read by key decision makers and those wanting aspiring to move on.  

  • Member Portal and IQ Connect App

    Members get access to the Member Portal and IQ Connect App, the member app for access to our services on the go.  

    As well as advising on how to access and record CPD, we also provide members with plenty of valuable CPD and networking opportunities.  

    This could be through direct involvement with IQ at local branch level, our governance structures, or any member-led initiatives that we support.  

    In addition, there are factsheets, webinars, and films free to access on a range of relevant industry topics, as well as local and national events that as a member, can be easily accessed through our dedicated Member Portal or the IQ Connect App (downloadable from the Google Play or Apple store). 

  • IQ Industry Textbooks

    You can further enhance your knowledge through our highly regarded industry textbooks, available to purchase through our online shop.

    Along with our publications, you can also demonstrate your involvement with IQ through a range of branded promotional merchandise and clothing – items that can help you to demonstrate to others your commitment to the Institute and professional standards. 

  • Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund (IQBF)

    Being a member of the Institute also provides additional support for you and your family should you need it through the Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund.  

    The IQBF is an independent charity that was set up in 1925 to assist members and former members or their immediate family/dependents in times of difficulty.  

    It is there to help people when their circumstances are challenging.  After a year of being a member you are eligible to apply for support from the Institute’s Benevolent Fund.

    The IQBF is available to all members, past and present.  Find out more by visiting the IQBF page

Regional Branches

At the very heart of IQ is its regional branch network which is run by passionate volunteers.

IQ branches organise many events throughout the year to bring people together at a local, and sometimes national level, to share knowledge and help members to grow their professional networks.  

You can find out more about our branches on our Branch News page

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is the foundation of lifelong learning and a successful career.  However, CPD is much more than just formal training.  

It includes informal learning we gain through our daily roles, with everything from reading trade journals and viewing webinars, through to attending conferences and mentoring.  

It is the process of expanding your knowledge through any means possible.  

CPD recording is encouraged for all members but is mandatory for TMIQ, MIQ and FIQ members, with a minimum requirement of 30 hours per year.  

To learn more about CPD and what it means to the IQ, please visit our CPD page

Quarry Management Magazine

Part of your membership package includes subscription to Agg-Net's Quarry Management magazine, the official journal of the Institute of Quarrying since 1918.  

The monthly magazine is dedicated to the UK aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, and recycling markets.

It will keep you updated on industry news and should be read by key decision makers and those wanting aspiring to move on.  

Member Portal and IQ Connect App

Members get access to the Member Portal and IQ Connect App, the member app for access to our services on the go.  

As well as advising on how to access and record CPD, we also provide members with plenty of valuable CPD and networking opportunities.  

This could be through direct involvement with IQ at local branch level, our governance structures, or any member-led initiatives that we support.  

In addition, there are factsheets, webinars, and films free to access on a range of relevant industry topics, as well as local and national events that as a member, can be easily accessed through our dedicated Member Portal or the IQ Connect App (downloadable from the Google Play or Apple store). 

IQ Industry Textbooks

You can further enhance your knowledge through our highly regarded industry textbooks, available to purchase through our online shop.

Along with our publications, you can also demonstrate your involvement with IQ through a range of branded promotional merchandise and clothing – items that can help you to demonstrate to others your commitment to the Institute and professional standards. 

Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund (IQBF)

Being a member of the Institute also provides additional support for you and your family should you need it through the Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund.  

The IQBF is an independent charity that was set up in 1925 to assist members and former members or their immediate family/dependents in times of difficulty.  

It is there to help people when their circumstances are challenging.  After a year of being a member you are eligible to apply for support from the Institute’s Benevolent Fund.

The IQBF is available to all members, past and present.  Find out more by visiting the IQBF page

A straight-forward process

The application process takes up to 6 weeks from the start of the process to the end, depending on the application being completed fully and payment being received. 

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Review of application
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Provisional grade and 'yes'
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Formal approval sought at end of month
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Welcome pack delivered

Looking to upgrade your membership?

To upgrade your membership please go through the ‘upgrade existing membership’ process in the Member Portal.  

Should you have any queries on upgrading please contact Debbie White, IQ Membership Officer, at debbie.white@quarrying.org

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Professional Registration

The Institute of Quarrying is a professional affiliate of the Engineering Council, through the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) as a partner body.

For more information, visit the Chartership page. 

Additional Resources

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Personal Development Wheel

One of the latest IQ developments and member added benefits is the new professional mapping tool, the IQ Personal Development Wheel.
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IQ Connect

An exclusive tool designed to enable members to connect digitally with valuable learning materials and practical resources all in one place.

 

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Events and Webinars

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An IQ Guide to Membership

Debbie White, IQ Membership Officer, provides an insight of the benefits and easy application process for joining or upgrading your membership.

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