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ROCK e-Learning: Mining (Combined: Hard Rock and Sand & Gravel)

LH CPD Courses



The School of Geography, Geology and Environment has worked with Holcim to develop and deliver this e-Learning short course in aggregate extraction in both hard rock and sand & gravel quarries. The program is only available to employees of Holcim and its group companies, and group access to the course will normally be organised and paid for at country or regional level. Individuals should therefore speak to their Learning and Development manager in the first instance.


Detailed Description


The program is designed to give an introduction to various aspects of aggregate extraction (hard rock and sand & gravel), and comprises the following 8 courses:

  • Quarrying Overview (permitting, geology, geotechnics, mine planning)
  • Hard Rock Geotechnics
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Extraction (hard rock and sand & gravel)
  • Extraction (hard rock only)
  • Extraction (sand & gravel only)
  • Fleet Management (sizing & matching, haul roads & hauling, maintenance, tyres & chains, traffic)
  • Delivery to processing

The program takes approximately 12 hours of study, and on successful completion, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Leicester.  Further details can be obtained from Toby White at the University ([email protected]), +44 7731 970 692.


The cost for this program is £145 (GBP) per learner.  If you wish to make a credit card payment to cover a group of Holcim employees, then please continue by adding the relevant number to your basket.

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