Short courses

Mining & Quarrying On-line Short Courses

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Geology has developed a number of on-line short-courses for the global mining industry. Initially, they were developed for Chile with funding from the UK Government's Chile Prosperity Fund, but they are now available to anyone with an involvement or interest in mining.

The five courses listed below are designed to contribute to a person's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and are endorsed by the Geological Society of London and approved as Professional Development by the IOM3.

  • Tailings Facility Management
  • Blasting
  • Effective Surface Mine Design
  • Slope and Face Stability - What the managers need to know
  • Introduction to Surface Mining Methods

Further information on course content and fees is available from the University's Course webpage.  If you have any questions please contact Toby White at

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Postgraduate Certificate in Quarry Management and Operations

This one-year course is a part-time, blended-learning training programme run in collaboration with LafargeHolcim, now the world's largest construction materials company.  It is therefore only available to employees of that company, but the programme can be duplicated in collaboration with other companies. For more information, watch the 3 minute video below.

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