EPC-UK 2024 Training Programme officially launched!

Oct 10, 2023

Book your 2024 course before the end of November and pay the 2023 price

It won’t be long before our training schedule for 2024 begins. The latest EPC-UK course dates for the new year have now been confirmed and are available to book through our website or by contacting the Learning & Development team. Furthermore, bookings made before the end of November this year will be at the 2023 price. 

EPC-UK’s Learning & Development division is an industry leading training partner, offering expert delivery of blasting and commercial explosives training courses including Shotfiring, Explosive Supervisor and the SPA Quarry Passport, in addition to Dangerous Goods (ADR) Vehicle Driver training.  Our comprehensive learning schemes are regularly updated and compliance assured, equipping operators and supervisors with the essential, relevant skills needed to perform roles safely and competently. 

Delegates can learn through our expertly delivered classroom-based courses which take place at the EPC-UK training centre in Derbyshire, and also via online sessions when applicable. 

Our course prospectus for 2024 includes:

• SPA Quarry Passport Webinar, Full and Refresher

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

• Shotfiring 

Explosives Supervisor 

Ready to get results 

Course examinations for our Full Initial ADR courses are now conducted electronically, so delegates can receive their results immediately. 

Whilst some ADR and SPA course dates are still available for the end of 2023, we’re all ready to take bookings for 2024’s Shotfiring, Explosive Supervisor, SPA and ADR learning programmes. Read on for further details. 

To make a learning enquiry of any kind, or to reserve a space, telephone: 01773 832253, or email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

Ready to get results 

Course examinations for our Full Initial ADR courses are now conducted electronically, so delegates can receive their results immediately. 

Whilst some ADR and SPA course dates are still available for the end of 2023, we’re all ready to take bookings for 2024’s Shotfiring, Explosive Supervisor, SPA and ADR learning programmes. Read on for further details. 

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:

26-29 February 2024 – MPQC Exam 1 March 2024

13-16 May 2024 – MPQC Exam 17 May 2024

8-11 July 2024 – MPQC Exam 12 July 2024

2-6 September 2024MPQC Exam 6 September 2024

4-7 November 2024MPQC Exam 8 November 2024

“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:

18-21 March 2024 – MPQC Exam 22 March 2024

3-6 June 2024 – MPQC Exam 7 June 2024

18-21 November 2024 – MPQC Exam 22 November 2024

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 provides a nationally recognised standard of health and safety assurance for those working within the mineral extraction and products industries. It can be completed online via one of our award-winning webinars. Please contact the Learning and Development team for further information on the one-day refresher training course.

Full Passport Webinar course availability:

12-13 December 2023

09-10 January 2024

06-07 February 2024

05-06 March 2024

09-10 April 2024

08-09 May 2024

04-05 June 2024

02-03 July 2024

03-04 September 2024

08-09 October 2024

05-06 November 2024

03-04 December 2024

“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:

13 December 2023

10 January 2024

7 February 2024

6 March 2024

10 April 2024

9 May 2024

5 June 2024

3 July 2024

4 September 2024

9 October 2024

6 November 2024

4 December 2024

“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:

04 – 11 Dec 2023 – 6 days of training to include Monday 11 Dec

Dates for 2024 will be released soon.

“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

To make a learning enquiry of any kind, or to reserve a space, telephone: 01773 832253, or email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

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