As a market-leading provider of blasting and commercial explosives related training courses, EPC-UK’s learning and development programmes are now more comprehensive than ever, providing all the necessary updates and compliance training that operators and supervisors need to perform their roles.

With the easing of Covid restrictions by the Government, classroom sessions at our specialist training centre have recommenced in full, whilst still observing the company’s Covid protocols.  Online training is also available, thereby offering a full suite of learning delivery options to participants. We are also progressing our immersive learning capabilities and will be announcing more information on new digitized learning opportunities in coming months as programmes are released. 

Below are the current course dates and availability for 2022. To make a learning enquiry, or to reserve a space, telephone: 01773 832253, or email:

EPC-UK Shotfiring

Shotfiring Courses 

Covering awareness principles in addition to bench blasting processes, flyrock, hole loading, shotfiring operations, and avoidance and handling of misfires, this specialist course also includes a live firing practical demonstration, providing students with a clear and full understanding of the nature and use of explosives. This live demonstration element is unique to EPC-UK’s delivery programme and is performed by Explosives Engineers who are active in the industry.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

4-7 July 2022 
Live fire demonstration 6 July 2022. Exam 8 July 2022. 

10–13 October 2022
Live fire demonstration date 12 October 2022. Exam 14 October 2022. 

Webinar course availability

11-14 July 2022
Exam 15 July 2022

“Utilising the latest explosives technology, our trainers have many years of industry experience and knowledge, all of which is distilled into our comprehensive training courses, both bespoke and modular.”  

EPC-UK Blasting manager

Explosives Supervisor Courses

Offering structured training on necessary explosive techniques, sequencing, organisation, planning and legislation with relevance to Supervisors.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

24-27 October 2022
Exam 28 October 2022

Webinar course availability

25-28 July 2022
Exam 29 July 2022

The full training course comprises 4 modules: Quarry Shotfiring, Blast Calculation and Design, Environmental Control and Safety and Legislation. Bespoke courses can be planned for customers’ specific requirements on any blasting and related topics.”

Role and Responsibilities of Sentries

SPA Quarry Passport Webinar Courses

The Full SPA Mineral Product Passport training course, which provides a nationally recognised standard of health and safety assurance for contractors working within the mineral extraction and products industries, can be completed online via one of our award-winning webinars.

Full Passport Webinar course availability:

27-28 June 2022

18-19 July 2022

5-6 Sept 2022

3-4 Oct 2022

7-8 Nov 2022

5-6 Dec 2022

“This two-day course is designed to enhance knowledge and raise contractors’ awareness of their responsibilities for safety and enable them to identify hazards and minimise any risk.”

Refresher Webinar course availability:

28 June 2022

19 July 2022

6 Sept 2022

4 Oct 2022

8 Nov 2022

6 Dec 2022

“The SPA Mineral Products Passport lasts for three years, with your passport ceasing to be valid once it reaches its expiry date. We offer a one-day renewal course to ensure you – and your colleagues – remain safe and healthy.”

EPC-UK Blasting manager

Full Initial ADR Core, Packages, Tanks and Class 1 Courses

Accredited by JAUPT and SQA, our full initial ADR course covers tank packages and classes 1-9, excluding class 7. We also include the full 35 hours of periodic training required by JAUPT.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

W/C 23 May 2022 – 6 days of training

W/C 11 July 2022 – 6 days of training

W/C 5 Dec 2022 – 6 days of training

“As we specialise in the manufacture, storage and transportation of petroleum chemicals and explosives worldwide, our trainers, with their years of experience and accumulated knowledge, are well placed to provide the very highest level of transport training in the industry. We are also proud to be a member of – and accredited to – the National Logistics Training Consortium, which allows us to share our industry expertise to assist you in achieving driving excellence.”

For further online information, visit the Training page of our website