Why choose this course?
- This is the first university level academic diploma for the asphalt industry, so you'll be part of a new and innovative initiative that will set you apart within the industry.
- This course is supported by the Institute of Asphalt Technology, so you can be sure that it reflects best industry practice.
- This course is flexible, so you can fit it around your work and home commitments
- You will have the academic qualification to convert your Technician/Affiliate membership to full membership of the Institute of Asphalt Technology.
By completing this course you'll achieve a recognised qualification that will set you apart from your colleagues and help you to progress your career in the asphalt industry. The qualification provides the knowledge that the Institute of Asphalt Technology requires for full professional status in the organisation, but there are additional criteria such as industry experience which you'll need to meet to become a member.
About the course
If you're already working in the asphalt industry or have an interest in it, this course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that will help you to gain professional credibility.
During this course you'll develop your technical skill and knowledge of asphalt related industries and their impact upon the environment. You'll learn the skills you need to communicate effectively and operate successfully within the industry, including problem solving and working on your own initiative, and we'll encourage you to become a lifelong learner.
You'll normally have to fit this course around your work commitments – you will usually need to study 12 hours each week, so you'll need to be self motivated.
This course usually takes three years to complete, but you may already have qualifications that mean you are exempt from certain parts of the Diploma and are able to start at the Certificate stage (second stage), or undertake a one year course.
You'll study by distance learning, and you'll have the opportunity to come to Derby for four weekends each year for tutorials, where you'll receive face to face teaching and personal development. You'll also have the option to go on a five day study tour each year to widen your knowledge and experience, where you'll visit a number of quarries and manufacturers and suppliers to the asphalt industry.
The course materials will be available in electronic form and you'll have electronic access to our library and other learning resources.
Get in touch
Dr Tony Stock, Course leader: email@example.com
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