Working with industry to deliver professional education.

The Centre for Mineral Products Professional Development delivers industry standard and globally recognised qualifications to the mineral products sector.

In partnership with the industry's professional bodies the Centre and its qualifications have been developed to ensure they represent the training needs of the industry.

“Lifelong learning is so important for our industry and formal academic qualifications can help you develop both personally and professionally. Without it I wouldn’t have unlocked the potential cost savings identified in my report. Those findings have already been introduced at Shap and recommended for implementation at HeidelbergCement quarries around the world, with potential annual savings of £750,000.”

Robin Gillespie - The first person in the mineral extractives and quarrying industry to achieve a first class honours degree on a course developed in partnership with the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). He received his Bachelor of Science in Minerals Management from the University of Derby on 20th July 2018.